Mission Statement

We love and teach youth and families to be leaders and disciples of Christ.

(Describe who we strive to be as a community)


Inclusive:     accepting of all people
Authentic:    relating in a genuine and honest way
Christ-Centered:  following Jesus and the Spirit’s guidance
Compassionate:   showing love, respect, and kindness to everyone


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Our youth ministry is for anyone in 6th-12th grades. If you have any questions or comments about the youth ministry at Belle Meade UMC, please contact Steve Stone.


SUNDAY mornings

Sunday School: 9:15-10:15 AM

We meet all together in the Youth Lounge for breakfast, an opening announcements and an activity, then we break into age-level groups (a Middle School group and a High School group) for discussion surrounding the sermon scripture text. The focus for this time is discipleship and delving deeper into what the sermon text means for our lives.       

Confirmation: 9:15-10:15 AM

6th graders meet each week during the spring semester (along with adult mentors who commit to walk alongside confirmands during this journey) to prepare them to be baptized or to confirm their baptism and become full members of the church. They are taught beliefs of the Christian faith, beliefs of the United Methodist church, and what it means to be a Christian. The class concludes at the end of the school-year with a special service in Sunday morning worship with the entire church to celebrate them being confirmed.

SUnday nights

Student youth Ministry small group

Youth Fellowship

Our Sunday Night Youth Fellowship is a time for community-building; where youth grow closer to each other and God.

Sunday Night Schedule

4:00 – 4:30 Youth Worship Team

5:00 – 5:20 Gathering and Dinner

5:20 – 5:50 Games and Mixers

6:00 – 6:15 Worship and Announcements

6:15 – 7:15 Talk/Small Groups



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Connect Groups: 6:15 - 7:00 PM

Following our all-church dinner (served from 5:00 pm until 6:15 pm in the Fellowship Hall), we gather in the Youth Lounge for our Connect Group. Connect Group is a space to connect with each other through exploring/developing our God-given talents and interests. Connect Groups include: art, cooking, yoga/basketball, photography...and more. This will be a great way to take a break from schoolwork and connect with peers and our talents!


Mission Trips

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Each summer, our youth spend time sharing the love of God through serving others. Our past trips have involved building/repairing homes, teaching and playing with children, and working with orphanages. We travel both locally and internationally and have been to Mexico, Mississippi, Guatemala, Honduras, Tennessee, Texas, and Miami. 

Youth Worship Team

Our youth worship team travels every summer to share God’s love through the gift of music. We have visited retirement homes, organizations that serve adults with disabilities, children’s centers, and churches. Past tours have included trips to St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, Asheville, and Savannah.

Special Events

We go on retreats, play in church basketball leagues, host a golf tournament to benefit youth missions....and a lot more! Our yearly events include:

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  • Warmth in Winter Retreat

  • Boys’ Basketball Church League

  • “Here’s Love” Valentine’s Banquet (our gift to our older adults)

  • Confirmation Retreat

  • Barksdale Golf Tournament Fundraiser

  • Youth Choir Tour

  • Youth Mission Trip

  • Back-to-School Lock-in

  • Silent Auction Fundraiser

  • Youth Fall Bonfire

  • Youth Christmas Caroling & Christmas Party