245 student ministry

For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord,
and ourselves as "your servants" for Jesus' sake.
- 2 Cor. 4:5

We want to see students equipped to live a life of true
discipleship, as deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ,
and to live, in all things, for "His Glory"!

We help students realize, the only life worth
living is the one you give away.

All leaders of our Student Ministry have cleared

a background check and adhere to the

United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policy

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weekly events

  • Pursue - SUNDAY NIGHTS

    Begins again on September 10th

    All students 6th-12th grade are invited to join us on Sunday nights from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Youth Worship Center. We will begin with dinner from 5:00-5:30, and then students will be separated into their small groups organized by grade and gender from 5:30-7:00. This time is spent "pursuing" the Lord and learning how to model their lives like Christ. We do scripture memory; have weekly reading material for the students, prayer time, accountability, and the students are able to bond with their small groups. During this program the students will learn to pursue God in a new way! We ask that each family sends $20 per Fall and Spring semester to help with the cost of food.


    Begins again August 23rd

    Join us this summer on Wednesday nights in the youth room from 5:00pm to 7:00p.m for this high energy, fun, and exciting time of teaching and outreach. Crazy skits, games, worship and teaching are in store for this awesome time of fellowship!


    This is a Fall semester long study for students who want to dive deeper in their faith. This program is for the student who no longer wants to just learn about the Bible or just seek the hands and feet of Jesus. It is for the student who wants to learn how to walk side by side with Jesus through prayer, meditation, scripture memory, study and discussion. This program will run every Sunday afternoon through the Fall Semester beginning at 4:00p.m. in room 4100. Students must have their parent’s permission that they are ready for such an in-depth walk with the Lord. Please consider all that is required before allowing your student to participate. Registration and a fee is required. 'Many aspire, few attain.'

    Last Class- December 3rd

    Banquet- December 6th


  • Deep Impact

    Deep Impact is a spring term, hands-on spiritual experience where you put into practice what you believe! We learn and test our spiritual gifts, prayer, service, and evangelism through this awesome journey. This will run through the spring semester and requires parent consent form. Please consider all that is required before allowing your student to participate in this in-depth walk with the Lord! There will be a "Mystery Trip" for participants upon completion of this course.

  • Soul FOOD

    Want to go deeper? Each Thursday during the summer months of June and July, from 11:30a.m-2:00pm you will have that opportunity. You will spend time on your own reading the word and then break into small groups to discuss what you've learned. Then everyone will go to lunch! Being money for lunch.


    Random Sunday nights during the summer we will have outrageous games and events! You won’t want to miss it! Watch the calendar for updates!

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  • High school Winter Retreat

    All High School Students join us for Winter Retreat, February 16-19th at Eagle Rock Camp in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It is going to be an unforgettable experience! Once registered, students are required to turn in a non-refundable $100 deposit to secure their spot or pay the full amount based on the time of registration! Last day to register as well as Final payments and forms are due by February 4th! Spots are limited so sign up today! We will leave on Friday the 16th at 10:00AM. If your student is in school please make arrangements for this dismissal.

    Cost: $325 until November 30th

    Late Cost: $350 from December 1st- February 4th

    Click Here to Register

    Click Here for the Packet and Forms!

  • Saint James UMC Silent Auction

    Join us this year for the Silent Auction on Saturday, April 21 from 4:00-6:00PM. We encourage the youth students to gain credits by contacting and collecting items from business to be auctioned off at this event. Click the link below for more information on earning credits and for a list of businesses that have already donated or that have declined.

    Auction Credit Protocol

    Auction Businesses Already Donated

  • Senior REcognition Sunday

    Senior recognition is just around the corner! If you are a graduating Senior here at Saint James UMC we want to recognize you on April 29th during the 9:30 service! Please contact Melissa Dishmon at melissa@sjlife.com for more information!

    Senior Luncheon Picture Slide Show- send 3-4 labeled pictures (baby, middle school, high school, graduation, is what we suggest) to Melissa by email no later than March 4th.

    Luncheon- April 29 at 11:00AM in the life center. The cost is FREE for the graduating senior and two adults. Additional guest will be charged $10. The head count is required NO LATER than Sunday, April 22nd. Contact Melissa Dishmon for more information.

  • Triple Play Orlando

    Join us for one of the best summer trips ever on May 25th-28th! Cost Includes: Housing, Gas, Breakfast and Lunch while in Orlando, tickets to either Islands of Adventure or Universal studios, Tickets to Volcano Bay, and of course a chance to hangout with the best youth staff in the country!! Last day to register while spots remain is May 15th. Nonrefundable $100 deposit is do at registration and last day to pay in Full in May 15th.

    Early Cost: $285 until February 28

    Regular Fee: $300 from March 1st- April 15th

    Late Fee: $325 from April 16-May 15th

    Click Here to Register

    Click here for Packet

    Click Here for Medical Release Form

  • Mission Montgomery 2018

    This is the Third annual Mission Montgomery, a 3-day time of service put on by several churches and denominations to glorify the Lord and help our community! We will be staying and worshiping at Frazer UMC and serving at various locations around town. We are excited to come together and do this! Cost is $60! Spots are limited!

    Click Here to Register

    Packet with medical forms coming soon!

  • High School Honduras Mission Trip

    All rising 9th grade through completed 12th grade high school students join us June 2nd- June 7th on a mission trip with Forgotten Children's Ministry as we set out to nurture, disciple, educate and provide vocational training for the street children of Honduras! Full cost is $1750 but lowered to $850 with a minimum of 10 auction credits. Contact Melissa Dishmon for more information on gaining auction credits! Must register by February 21st with a nonrefundable $200 deposit to hold your spot!

    Click here to register

    Honduras Packet

  • High School Summer REtreat Bigstuf 2018

    BigStuf is more than a camp; it's a new way of life for students. Success for BigStuf isn't what happens while students are in PCB for camp. Success is what happens after their camp experience. Join us July 8th-12th for our High School Summer camp! SPOTS ARE LIMITED! Last day to register while spots remain  April 30 and a Non refundable deposit is required to hold your spot! 

    Cost: $480 until January 30th

    Late Cost: $500 January 31st- April 30th

    Click here to register

    Packet with Medical Forms coming soon!

  • Middle SChool Summer Retreat Great Escape

    Join us July 16th-21st! All Rising 6th grade through 8th grade students, this will be the best week of your summer! Great Escape Twin Lakes is filled with amazing worship, speaking, and activities such as an incredible ropes course, horseback riding, archery, riflery, swimming, canoeing, 9-hole disc golf course, blobbing, soccer, and an abundance of activities that will make lasting memories forever! SPOTS ARE LIMITED! Last day to register while spots remain is April 30th! Non refundable Deposit is required to hold your spot! 

    Cost: $480 until February 28th

    Late Cost: $500 March 1st- April 30th

    Click Here to Register

    Packet with Medical Forms coming soon!

meet the staff

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