Youth Website

All students grades 6 – 12 are invited to be a part of the awesome community that is the Youth Ministry of Peachtree Road. No matter where you are in your journey, there is a place for you here! Building relationships is at the heart of our ministry and our mission. We believe young people need support in understanding and pursuing their identity, belonging, and purpose, and we are eager to walk alongside them every step of the way. We have an incredible team of volunteer small group leaders who are committed to modeling Jesus by walking with students in their daily lives and faith journeys. We hope to engage, equip, and energize youth and their families for lifelong discipleship and mission –  challenging them to live fully in faith, anchored in scripture, and steeped in the love of Christ. Come and see what we’re all about!

2022 Trip Registrations – Open Now!

Be sure to take advantage of our Early Bird rates available now through November 23 for all trips!

If you have never experienced a trip with PRUMC Youth, now is the time to make it happen! We love to take these adventures with our youth. When we step out of our routines, we develop deeper relationships with one another and grow in who God created us to be. We hope you join us on one, some, or all of these incredible trips. Check out the trip descriptions and registration buttons below.

We recommend jumping on these sign ups quickly! Some of our trips have limited spots available and we anticipate all of these trips will have high interest. If you are not able to pay the deposit at this time, we recommend going ahead and holding your spot by sign up using the “pay by cash or check” option. (Note: if you must back out of a trip after the refund deadline, you are still responsible for any expenses the church incurs.)

For our summer trips, we consider youth to be in the same grade that they just completed. For example, if your student is currently in the 8th grade, they will still be considered an 8th grader this summer and would therefore be eligible to attend Camp Bigstuf. Likewise a current 12th grader is eligible to be a part of our Belize Mission Team the summer immediately following their high school graduation.

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Ski Trip

January 14-17, Showshoe, WV (Grades 9-12)
Join us for a weekend on the slopes of Snowshoe, WV. With trails for everyone from very experienced skiers and boarders to beginners, Snowshoe has a little bit for everyone to come and enjoy a weekend away. The last day to sign up and receive a full refund for your trip is December 13, 2021.

Renovatus Spiritual Retreat

February 18-21, Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon’s Island, GA (Grades 6-12)
We are excited to go to St. Simon’s Island for Renovatus this year! This is a retreat where we connect with God through worship, connection, and a lot of games and fun. The last day to sign up and receive a full refund for your trip is February 13, 2022.

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Belize Mission Team

June 12-19, Corozal, Belize (Grades 9-12)
Service is a core value for us at PRUMC Youth and what an opportunity we get to be able to build relationships with the people of Corozal, Belize. We are once again partnering to put on VBS, finish construction of a church, serve at the Methodist school, and more. The last day to sign up and receive a full refund for your trip is March 1, 2022.

Camp BigStuf

June 24-28, Panama City Beach, FL (Grades 6-8)
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a few days at the beach with 1,500 other students worshipping Jesus? It’s AMAZING! BigStuf is a camp for our middle school students to hear inspiring messages, worship with an incredible group of students and leaders, and a spend a lot of times in the waves. We encourage all of our middle school students to join us on this awesome trip! The last day to sign up and receive a full refund for your trip is January 30, 2022.

Mental Health

CHOA: Strong 4 Life
Our youth ministry team has been working closely with a group of psychologists at CHOA to help develop resources and common language surrounding mental health for children and youth. For more information contact Chris Mucha at chrism@prumc.org.

Each Week

Foundations & Confirmation Class
Sundays
, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Harp Center
Join us during the Sunday School hour for donuts, live worship, announcements, then breaking into our age groups (Confirmation, Middle School, High School) for the lesson. At 11am, people either head home or walk to 11:15 am worship together. For any questions, contact Mary Allred at marya@prumc.org.

1|99
5:00 pm, Harp Center
Small groups, dinner, and fellowship! There is a gender-based group for every grade level 7th through 12th grade led by amazing adults we call shepherds. If you’re plugging in for the first time, know that you are welcome here and we can’t wait to get to know you better. We wrap up at 7:30 pm. Please bring $5 for dinner and park/pick-up/drop-off in the Harp Center Lower Lot!

Masks are required for all youth activities!

Click the button below to learn everything you need to know about PRUMC Youth! 

Volunteers make the youth ministry at PRUMC happen. We count on our families to look for ways to “plug in” and volunteer. Here are some of the ways you can serve.

Shepherds
Shepherds are the foundation of the youth ministry at PRUMC. Shepherds are adults that love Jesus and love youth and will guide our youth along their discipleship process. Shepherds guide a small group of youth, meeting with them as a group once a week and keeping up with them throughout the year. It is a one-year commitment and our shepherds are also encouraged to join us for special events and retreats.Text

Foundations Teachers
Foundations teachers help teach our Sunday morning gatherings. There are regular teaching opportunities as well as substitute opportunities available.

Prayer & Care Team
This team focuses on the hearts of our youth and families. They commit to praying regularly for youth and families in need. They also focus on surrounding our leaders and volunteers in prayer. The prayer/care team helps to facilitate and host an event per semester to help guide our families through shared cultural pressures (anxiety, social media, adolescent development, etc.).

Host Teams
Our host teams help set up the lobby and lounge on Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings and greet youth as they gather and check in.

Event Planning
This team helps plan special events throughout the year, including Halloween Extravaganza, Christmas Parties, special 1|99 nights and other events.

Environment Team
Our environment team focuses on helping shape our physical environment for worship to follow our teaching themes. Part of the team also focuses throughout the Harp Center so that our space tells our story.