Grades 6 - 12

Youth Ministry at Jackson FUMC

The youth ministry of First Methodist Downtown Jackson exists to seek Christ, serve others, and grow in faith through relationships in a community of lifelong disciples. Come as you are, God loves us all!

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Our Values:

Inviting – We want to be a ministry where students can confidently invite friends and provide an inclusive environment that welcomes newcomers.

Nurturing – We desire to create deep relationships and a safe, supportive environment to nurture sharing, honesty, and openness.

Growing – We hope to create the expectation of always growing in faith and knowledge both as individuals and as a group.

Serving – We value the sharing of time, talents, and gifts as we joyfully demonstrate the compassion of Christ to all.

Christ-Centered – We seek to be guided by the power and pattern of Jesus in everything we do.


Confirmation is an 8 month program for incoming 6th grade students. During this time, they will meet together with a group of adult leaders to explore the basic tenets of the Christian faith, ask and grapple with their questions, and learn what it means to become a fully devoted follower of Christ. 

In April, Confirmands will have the opportunity in a church-wide service to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and commit to live as a person of faith.

If you have any questions about Confirmation, contact Abby Owens.

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We are a Safe Sanctuaries Church – As a Christian community of faith committed to ministry to and with children, youth, and vulnerable adults, we pledge to strive to conduct all of our activities and ministries in such a way that assure their safety and spiritual growth. Read the full Safe Sanctuaries policy here.