Youth

The purpose of the youth ministry at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church is to partner with parents to engage, encourage, and equip our youth to become confident, Christ-centered servants.

Leadership

Andy Fox, Director of Youth Ministries
Cody Puck, Associate Youth Director
Jenn Byford, Co-Chair, Youth Ministry Team
Brandee Sponseller,  Co-Chair, Youth Ministry team

Youth Ministry Values

Biblically Based

Our youth programs are consistently based on Scripture and United Methodist doctrine.

Fun

We create a community of believers in an enthusiastic, joyful, loving environment.

Inclusive

We value a community that is intentional about welcoming others and building relationships.

Missional

We are dedicated to serving and teaching others.

Dynamic

We provide an atmosphere that is vibrant, spirit-filled, and exciting with a variety of programs and ministries.

Focused on Developing Student Leaders

We develop our youth through training and opportunities that empower them to become Christian leaders.

Click on “Month View” in the calendar below, then click on the event name for more information on that particular event.

Calendar

Spring Events

Regularly Scheduled Events

Youth Worship (In-person and socially distanced)

This youth-oriented worship experience is normally held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have changed it around a little. Traditionally, this is a time for 6th-12th graders to learn from the Bible, enjoy some fun entertainment, hang out with some awesome adults, and ultimately begin doing life together. We normally meet on the youth floor of the BSUMC Downtown Campus as a big group. But for the time being, Sunday Morning Youth Worship is now Sunday Evening Youth Worship. Both middle school and high school meet in Sisk Hall at the Downtown Campus on the following dates:  March 14, March 28, and April 25. Middle school meets from 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM, and high school meets from 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.  Registration for each Sunday is required. Registration Links may be found in the calendar above by clicking on the appropriate dates. All Covid – 19 protocols will be in place. On holiday weekends, a Sunday Morning Devotion will be emailed out in the weekly eNews.
Click Here to check out our virtual devos on YouTube

InHouse (In-person and socially distanced)

Register for InHouse once for the entire school year!

Craving connection? This is where you should start. InHouse Groups generally meet twice per month on Sunday evenings throughout the school year. Middle School InHouse meets at the Downtown Campus, and High School InHouse meets at people’s homes. Each InHouse group is traditionally split up by grades and gender.
Covid-19 Restrictions:
  • Registration is required to attend this year in order to do contact tracing.
  • Every attendee will be required to wear a mask.
  • No food or drink will be served this year.
  • Everyone will maintain 6 feet of social distance.
Registration Specifics:
  • Registering for these groups puts you on the roster for the whole school year. You do not need to register for each InHouse meeting.
  • Attendance will be taken at each meeting, but registering does not require that you attend every meeting.
  • Please register for only one group.
  • Please read the registrations carefully for all Covid-19 information and registration directions.

Click Here for Locations and to Register for InHouse Groups

Contact Andy or Cody with any registration questions.

BigHouse (Postponed due to Covid-19 Restrictions)

This big group time is all about having fun! This is a great way to introduce your friends to B-Street Youth. BigHouse meets approximately once per month during the school year on Sunday evening. Middle school (6-8 grade) meets from 5:30-7:30 PM and high school meets from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. A light dinner is included.

Retreats

Each year, B-Street youth goes mobile for two long weekends. The Fall Retreat happens in October or November, and the Ski trip happens over a holiday weekend in the winter. We also host Walk with Christ, a student-led spiritual retreat over a weekend at the Downtown Campus. Walk With Christ normally happens in February or March.

Summer Mission Trips

Both high school and middle school participate in week-long mission trips during the summer. Middle school focuses on the Greenville area, and high school travels out of Greenville. Each trip is planned with service, worship, fellowship, and fun in mind.

Parent Resources

We believe that a youth’s faith journey starts at home. B-Street youth strives to partner with parents by providing resources to help you on this journey. Check out our Parent Hot Topic on anxiety and depression and click the links for parent guides from our study series, Faith in an Anxious World. Return here for more parent resources.

Faith in an Anxious World Session 1                  Faith in an Anxious World Session 2

Faith in an Anxious World Session 3                  Faith in an Anxious World Session 4

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Middle School Mission Trip

Yes, you read that correctly. Middle School Mission Trip. Well, technically, it wasn’t a trip because we stayed in Greenville (other than our fun day at Carowinds). However, there were definitely middle school students doing mission work all week long!…

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