STUDENT MINISTRIES

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Our goal in Student Ministries is to reach, train, and send out servant leaders for Christ. We offer various discipleship opportunities for students to learn God’s word and build community. There are plenty of great ways your student can get connected here at Northside!

Confirmation

Confirmation is a yearlong commitment, which includes a spring retreat, for 7th grade students seeking to confirm their baptism and join the United Methodist Church. In this Sunday morning class, students learn the traditions and heritage of the church found in the Apostle’s Creed, giving our class the theme IBAC or “I believe in the Apostle’s Creed.”

Kingdom Journey

Kingdom Journey is a two-year-long Bible study open to all 9th and 10th graders at Northside. Beginning in September, parent(s) and student will study the Bible and meet with the class two Sundays a month for discussion. The course culminates in a trip to the Holy Land.

Metro Atlanta Project (MAP)

The Metro Atlanta Project is a weeklong, student-led, adult-supported annual service project dedicated to serving the community through roofing projects, playground construction, and general home repair for those in desperate need. Founded in 1999, this year saw 5,000 total hours of work on 14 different sites and 125 students building community through daily worship and self-sacrifice.

Periodically we have one day MAP service projects. Our most recent one was a food packing party that our whole church family could participate in—even our youngest children.

Students’ Small Groups

In Student Ministries, we build discipleship through our small group opportunities: Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF), where students build community and enjoy dinner, a small-group lesson, and exciting games; Wednesday night activities, which include games, competition, and a Bible study; and weekend retreats to places like Winter Place Ski Resort, the Tennessee Mountains, and Six Flags.

Students’ Sunday Mornings

We offer imaginative and inspiring Sunday morning Bible studies for students in grades 6–12. Each grade is discipled by devoted staff and volunteer teachers who are dedicated to the spiritual development of each student. Sunday morning meetings run about an hour and typically include fun activities, engaging lessons, and a delicious doughnut breakfast.