We're students from all over the Lakeway Area striving to live for Christ daily at school, at home, and everywhere else. Youth City is a place where students can invite friends, and make new ones. It's a place to encounter the living God, be established in our faith, and be launched into our communities.
What we do
Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday night RALLY is a time for students grades 6-12 to connect with each other and grow in their faith. We start off the night with some worship, then transition to a short message. Then we go into our Small Groups, We finish the night with a time of prayer. Come early at 5:00 PM for a $6 dinner in the gym.
Sundays, 9:15 - 10:15 AM
Sunday morning 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 with a group discussion & prayer just before we head to church.
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.
Youth City uses the Remind app to keep parents, students, and volunteers in the loop about upcoming events, changes in plans, and specific needs. Click below to join our Youth City group.
Also, be sure to check out our Convo Starters resource for parents. It's the best way to take what your student learns at Youth City into the home throughout the week.
Are we meant to walk out our faith alone? Small Groups are your source of friendship & support. Every week. Joining a Small Group is a big step in living for Christ. Click the link below to get more info and sign up. After filling out the form, a Youth City volunteer will reach out to you and get you plugged in.
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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.