WHAT WE DO
Wednesday RALLY is our mid-week youth gathering for students grades 6-12. It’s a safe place for students to connect with each other and grow in their faith. We start off the night with some games, and then transition to a short message and a time of worship. We finish the night with some creative prayer. With the rise of COVID cases in Hamblen County we are asking all students to wear a mask for all youth events.
Wednesdays | 5:55 PM – 7:07 PM
Sunday RIOT is a time for both fellowship and learning. Every Sunday we start off with a free donut breakfast while we catch up and play card games and ping pong. Afterwards, we head upstairs to hear a Biblical devotion to see what God is teaching us through his Word. We like to end RIOT in our Small Groups to go deeper with our weekly devotion just before we head to church. With the rise of COVID cases in Hamblen County we are asking all students to wear a mask for all youth events.
Sundays | 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Confirmation is intended to be our bridge program between Kids Town & Youth City. Most students are rising 6th graders, but there are always a few older students wanting to learn more about Christianity and the Methodist Tradition. It’s a safe Small Group for students to discover their faith and ask hard questions. Confirmation is co-led by Walter, Asa, and Chris. We meet on various Sundays throughout the school year in the Youth City Building. Click here to check the Youth City Calendar for our Confirmation Small Group dates. Got questions? Email Asa Majors to let her know you’re interested! With the rise of COVID cases in Hamblen County we are asking all students to wear a mask for all youth events.
Sundays | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Throughout the year Youth City hosts various events with the goal of building community and deepening spiritual growth. Past events include Resurrection, Sneedville Mission Trip, Movie Marathon Day, Flannel Fest, Back2School Pool Party, and more! With the rise of COVID cases in Hamblen County we are asking all students to wear a mask for all youth events. ☝️ Check up top to see what’s coming up next!
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Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Chris has a big heart for middle & high school students and is passionate about helping them live for Christ and influence their friends. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from East Tennessee State University and his Masters of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Chris has enjoyed serving the Lord in a variety of ways such as being the Assistant Director of the Wesley Foundation at ETSU. He and his wife, Lauren, have 2 dogs, 2 kittens, and a ton of vinyl records.
His vision for Youth City is to help parents become the main discipler of their students by providing resources and conversation starters so they can pick up where Youth City leaves off leading them to more winning moments as parents.