Lora Parker, Youth Director
770-427-3835, ext. 241, Email Lora

Wes Anderson, High School Coordinator
Email Wes

Lori Matthews, Administrative Assistant, 
770-427-3835, ext. 238, Email Lori 



Youth Ministries Student Registration Form

2016-2017 Medical Form (Active from August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017)

Adult Volunteer Registration Form


Youth Sunday School

9:39 am Sunday School - Meets in the downstairs Youth Center of the S. Campus for donuts and fellowship.  We come together for announcements and worship.  Youth then split up between Middle School and High School to hear a short devotion.  They finish by going into smaller discussion groups.  Students then are dismissed to their grade level classes.

11:05 am Sunday School - Meets in the downstairs Youth Center of the S. Campus for donuts and fellowship.  We have an assembly for announcements and worship.   Youth  have a mixed “family” group of Middle School & High School students.


IGNITE - Sunday Evenings

IGNITE is finished for this school year!  But fear not!  We have a lot going on this summer!  Be sure to sign up for our REMIND alerts and check the youth webpage so you can stay up to date with Youth events! 

To sign up for REMIND alerts, go to your Messages and enter 81010 in the number box and text @dwyouth and follow the instructions that you receive.


Youth Summer Schedule




Who: Rising 6th-Graduating Seniors
What: All day adventure excursion!  You will raft down the Chattahochee, stop for lunch, then zip-line over the river
When: Tuesday, July 11 leaving from the church at 8:00 am and will return to the church by 6:30 pm (we will take vans there, so please meet at Due West outside the Youth Center at 8:00 am).
Where: 1000 Bay Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
How: Registration forms  and the required Waiver Form are available by clicking below. 
How Much: $ 60 for a rafting, zip-lining and van rental.
Extra: Pack a lunch & bring snacks along with a change of clothes.

Click Here to Register

You’ll need to Register by July 7!



Who: Rising 6th-Graduating Seniors
What: Playing putt putt and riding go-carts
When: Wednesday, July 19 ~ Drop off at Mountasia at 5:45 pm and Pick-up will be 8:45 pm
Where: Mountasia on Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw
How Much: $ 15 for a putt putt and go-carts.
Extra: Bring extra money for snack bar or arcade.  No dinner is planned.




Who: Rising 6th-Graduating Seniors
What: Six-Flags day trip
When: Tuesday, July 25 ~ Travel info to follow
Where: Six Flags over GA, 275 Riverside Parkway Southwest, Austell, GA 30168
How Much: $ 35 for tickets
Extra: Bring a snack and extra money for meals



Summer Camp 2017

Looking for a great sleep-away camp this summer???
Give CAMP SUMATANGA in Alabama a try…

Camps for all rising 6th-8th graders

Mid-High Extreme Camp ~ June 25-30
Co-directed by Lora Parker

Students 16 years and older can volunteer for Elementary Week 4 ~ July 16-21
Co-directed by Allison Sligh

If these dates don’t work for you, check out all the awesome camp listings for EVERY
age and Register Here.


Upcoming Youth Trips

Youth BigStuf Beach Trip 2017
Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23

This year our beach trip will be a NEW experience with BigStuf Ministries.  This trip is open to rising 6th graders-graduating seniors.

Here is what they tell us to expect:
What better place to have a little fun and experience Christ in a new way than the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach, FL? The combination of beautiful scenery, endless activities, amazing worship and challenging talks makes BigStuf an experience your Youth will never forget!!



Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is a sacred occasion. It is a worship service where our young people publicly accept the salvation offered by Christ. During the confirmation service, young people claim their love of God through Jesus Christ in their life as they become members of the church. 

We believe that young people should know what they are saying in this ceremony, what it means to be a member of the church, and what it means to be a disciple and a growing Christian. For this reason we offer confirmation classes for students to experience and grow in their faith. It is a time of intentional preparation. During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith; the history and teachings of the United Methodist Church and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing. 

We would like to invite our 6th graders and our 7th-12th graders who have not been previously confirmed to make a significant step in the journey of faith and join a Confirmation class this year. 

Two separate confirmation Classes are held each year – one in the fall and one in the spring. Traditionally, the fall class is primarily 6th graders, although 7th-12th graders are certainly welcome to attend. The spring class is traditionally smaller and has mixed ages. 

Which class should you choose?
Attendance is required at all classes. Some make ups will be permitted, however, if you already know that you will miss two or more classes in the fall schedule, you may want to wait until the spring class.


Small Groups

The New Year is a great time to join one of our Youth small groups!  Our prayer is that these groups will bring a powerful time of deeper fellowship, stronger accountability and big breakthroughs for our youth!  

The following is a list of our new ongoing small groups…

6th Grade Girls Only (currently at capacity)
Mondays from 7:45-8:15 am
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Elizabeth Reid

7th-8th Grade Girls Bible Study
Mondays from 7:45-8:30 am
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Maureen Doss

6th-12th Grade Guys Bible Study
Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm
Daily Grind
Leader:  Fritz Hutchinson

6th-8th Grade Girls Bible Study
Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm
Daily Grind
Leader:  Brenda Lloyd

9th-12th Grade Girls
Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm
Chick-fil-A (Brookstone)
Leader:  Maureen Doss

If you have any questions or would like to join a small group, please call Lori Matthews at 770-427-3835, ext. 238.


Youth Choir

Click here to visit our Youth Choir page!


Special Events, Trips & Retreats

  • Middle & High School Fall Bonfire at Wither's Farm in Kennesaw
  • Christmas Ball with Murphy-Harpst (Both MS & HS) at Family Life Center (Building B)
  • Middle School Winter Trip to Disney
  • High School Ski Trip in North Carolina
  • Spring Spiritual Life Retreat at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega (Both MS & HS)
  • Summer Beach Trip to BigStuf Ministries in Florida (Both MS & HS)