Grow“…until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13, NLT)

We have a vibrant and active Youth Ministry here at Germantown UMC. Students 7th Grade through 12th Grade come together for Bible Study, Fellowship, Prayer, and of course fun. Our youth are very active in service and mission.

God Squad

God Squad is a fun, faith based fellowship group for young teens to begin their walk with Christ. We provide a laid back opportunity for 6th – 8th grade students to learn about God’s love and the promise of Jesus Christ. The teens enjoy fun activities, Bible lessons and discussions, snacks, and prayer at regular meetings. Throughout the year we building leadership skills, develop a love for mission work, and prepare the heart to desire a relationship with God.

Special event nights are held periodically. They include laser tag, camping, movie nights, retreats, and more! Our summer calendar offers overnight mission opportunities. Parents are encouraged to be a part and always invited to participate. Give our group a try! Bring a friend! For a current calendar or more information, please contact Kathy at 937-684-1446 or email Kathy.

Who: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Youth

When: 2nd, 4th, & 5th Sunday nights of every month

Where: 20 Wetz Lane, GUMC Youth Meeting Building

Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Leader: Kathy Kitchel, Director of Youth Ministries and Parent Volunteers


Are you curious about Jesus? Are you questioning what you believe? Are you in a personal love relationship with your Lord and Savior? This is the place for you! Join with other high school students to dive into scripture and discuss and how it applies to us today. Learn about what it means to be Christ’s disciple. Our group is designed to provide support and knowledge no matter where you are in your faith walk.

Discipleship Group is designed to develop student leaders, equip teens with discipleship skills, and to build a passion for serving and helping others. Our summer calendar includes local and long distance mission trip opportunities. Our year-round calendar includes weekly activities and Bible study, high energy events, overnights, and opportunities to serve in the community. Come and bring a friend! For more information or a current calendar, please contact Kathy at 937-684-1446 or email Kathy.

Who: High School students, 9th – 12th grade

When: Every Wednesday Evening

Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where: 20 Wentz Lane, Germantown. GUMC’s off site Youth Rec Building (Old Camp Miami Property)

Leader: Kathy Kitchel, Director of Youth Ministries, 937-684-1446 and Other Adult Volunteers

Youth Sunday School

Our Youth Sunday School helps students understand how our Christian faith informs, guides, and inspires for every day life.

Group Room Leaders Milestone
Youth Sunday School 3 Kathy Kitchel and Tammy Vickers Ten Commandments
Confirmation (Jan – May) 4 Pastor Gary Wheeler The Apostle’s Creed

Tinkerbell’s Closet

Tinkerbell’s Closet is a mission founded by the youth of GUMC that provides free formal dresses to young ladies. Click here for more information.

Youth Missions and Service

Our youth are always involved in some mission, either a big summer trip or monthly events. Check with Kathy about what’s coming up.