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Student Ministry

At GBUMC Student Ministries, you matter, you are loved, you meet Jesus and grow in your walk with Him. 

 

Join in as we seek to transform the world by becoming disciples of Jesus Christ in our schools, our homes, our sports teams, workplaces, and our friendships.

Who?

Students in middle school and high school in the Gulf Breeze, Tiger Point, Pensacola, and Pensacola Beach areas. 

 

We also welcome student visitors who may be vacationing here for a short or extended time! 

Why?

It’s an exciting time to be a teen - there is much opportunity and information at your fingertips and we want to walk alongside you as you grow and discover your unique gifts and purpose in this world.

 

It’s also a difficult time to be a teen - there’s so much fear, misinformation, confusion, and rapid change that it feels unsafe and overwhelming. 

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SAFETY
SUBSTANCE
SCRIPTURE
By focusing on Safety, Substance, and Scripture as our guides, we navigate the difficult, joyful, and exciting aspects of this season of your life with hope and healing, with each other, in the light of Christ.
Meet Pastor Ashlee

Get in touch! Email gbumc_youth@gbumc.org to email the Student Ministries Team and Pastor Ashlee.

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WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT

Sunday Mornings

Worship at 11:00AM on the Sanctuary Balcony

Worship with other students or with your families in our Sunday Morning Traditional Service at 11:00am.

After Service Deep-Dive

Over coffee, cappuccino, and breakfast treats, take a brief Deep-Dive into what you heard, and ask questions about the morning’s sermon.

The First Sunday of every month, join other Students and the Student Ministries leadership team for brunch after service at a local breakfast hot-spot! Our treat!

Wednesday Nights

5:00-7:30/8:00PM in the Children & Youth Building

Weekly family style dinner, goofy games with friends, and interactive discussions about topics that matter.

Thursday Check-In at Chik-Fil-A in Gulf Breeze

High School - 8:30AM

Breakfast on us!

Middle School - 2:00PM

Afternoon snack on us!

Snack, check-in, and gear up or wind down after the school day.

Regular Opportunities to Grow

Sunday Morning Service Hours

Every Sunday, 7:00am-10:00am, earn 3 hours of High School Credit Service Hours by helping load and unload music equipment and more before the Worship at the Water™ service at Flounders and after the service.

Contact Pastor Ashee to get started! Gbumc_youth@gbumc.org

Student Ministries Band

Students 6th-12th grade lead worship during our Wednesday Night programming. If you play an instrument, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Pastor Ashlee, abrown@gbumc.org

Community Mission Work

Jesus Christ calls us to regularly serve others in need with love - it transforms the world and transforms us!

 

Our students regularly serve one of these local organizations

Retreats & Mission Trips

Trips to areas away from home can be life changing whether they be for connection and relaxation or for service and hard work. 

 

Blue Lake https://bluelakecamp.com/

Youth Calendar | Summer 2024

June

June 5th:

6th Grade Welcome Night – for upcoming 6th grade students – (4:00-8:00) - Youth Bldg 

Come before our regularly scheduled Wednesday Night Student Programming to meet other rising 6th graders and learn the ropes! Parents Welcome! Dinner provided.

 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) 

Dinner provided.

June 10th - 13th:

VBS volunteer (8:30-12:00 & hangout afternoons for MS & HS – June 10th – 13th (12:00-3:00)

 

June 10th – lunch and hangout at Youth Bldg Upstairs 

June 11th – lunch and Movie @ the Breeze Cinema ($5.00) 

June 12th – lunch and Messy Games at Youth Bldg Upstairs (wear bathing suit, shorts/tee shirt, tennis shoes and bring towel) 

June 13th – lunch and hangout at Youth Bldg Upstairs

June 12th 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) w/ Dinner

June 19th 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) w/ Dinner

June 20th 

Youth Splash Day: Sky Zone (1:00-4:00) 

Meet at Youth Bldg, $30 (includes 90 minutes of Jump Time & Lunch) 

GBUMC and SkyZone Waiver Required https://waiver.haveablast.roller.app/skyzonepensacola/

June 26th 

Youth Mission Project Day: Family Promise 

Meet at Youth Bldg at 10:00am and go serve at Family Promise Downtown Pensacola 

Lunch Provided 

 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) w/ Dinner

July

July 10th 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) w/ Dinner 

 

July 11th 

Youth Splash Day: Messy Games (1:00-4:00) 

Meet at Youth Bldg and prepare to play goofy, messy games! 

Wear bathing suit, shorts/tee shirt, tennis shoes and bring towel 

July 17th 

 

Youth Mission Project Day: Ronald McDonald House (10:00-2:00) 

Meet at Youth Bldg at 10:00 and go serve at Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola 

Light lunch provided 

 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) w/ Dinner 

July 24th 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) w/ Dinner 

July 25th 

Youth Splash Day: Beach Day (1:00-4:00) 

Meet at Youth Bldg and then head to Pensacola Beach for sand and surf by Lifeguard Tower behind Casino Beach and the Pensacola Beach Pier 

GBUMC Waiver Required 

Bring Towel 

Sunscreen provided 

 

July 31st 

Youth Mission Project Day: Embrace Florida Kids (10:00-2:00) 

Meet at Youth Bldg at 10:00am and go serve at Embrace Florida Kids in Milton 

Lunch Provided 

 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) w/ Dinner

August

August 6th 

Youth Mission Project Day: Bright Bridge Ministries (9:00-1:30) 

Meet at Youth Bldg at 9:00am and go serve at Bright Bridge Ministries in Pensacola 

Lunch Provided 

 

August 7th 

Regularly programmed Wednesday Night Student Programming (5:00-8:00) w/ Dinner 

 

August 8th 

Youth Splash Day: OWA Water Park “Tropic Falls” (8:30-4:00) 

Meet at Youth Bldg, $50 (includes rest of ticket price which is normally $74.99 and lunch) *If you cannot pay for your ticket, please email gbumc_youth@gbumc.org for a scholarship! 

GBUMC Waiver Required 

 

August 11th 

Back to School Bash for all GBUMC Students & Children! 

Details TBD 

 

August 12th 

Back to School for Santa Rosa & Escambia County School 

 

August 25th 

Special Youth Game & Worship Night with Other Area UMC Youth Groups 

3:30-6:30 at Pensacola First UMC 

Meet at Youth Bldg and ride over to Pensacola FUMC for dinner, games, and worship!

Waiver on File for Transportation and Parental/Guardian Contact Information REQUIRED.

Questions? Contact Pastor Ashlee Brown gbumc_students@gbumc.org or 850-932-3594
GET CONNECTED HERE

Want to get started?

Fill out the Connect Form to be added to our communications and contacted by someone from our Student Ministries Team.

Follow our GBUMC Student Ministries page on Facebook!

Want to Volunteer as a Student Ministries Mentor? 

Click the button below to fill out the volunteer form.

Need More Information?

Email Youth Pastor, Rev. Ashlee Brown, gbumc_youth@gbumc.org.

Become a Volunteer!

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children? Join our vibrant Student Ministry team and be a part of shaping the future generation!

 

We're looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to share their love, creativity, and faith with our young ones. Whether you have a knack for teaching, storytelling, or simply enjoy spending time with kids, there's a place for you here. Together, we'll create a nurturing and inspiring environment where children can grow in their relationship with God.

 

Ready to make an impact? Click the link below to sign up and join the Student Ministry team today!

Safe Sanctuaries & Other Legal Documentation

GBUMC is committed to demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ so that each person will be “…surrounded by steadfast love, …established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.”

 

Safe Sanctuaries informs GBUMC’s commitment to provide for the physical safety and spiritual growth of all children, youth, and at-risk or vulnerable adults attending GBUMC programs. In addition, we will undertake measures to prevent physical, emotional, or sexual abuse of children, youth, and at-risk or vulnerable adults that are under our care.

Safe Sanctuaries

Safety matters. A copy of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church’s Safe Sanctuaries Policy and Minimum Standards is available upon request by contacting our Church Office at 850-932-3594 or by emailing any of our clergy, ministry leaders, or Church Administrator.

 

Review and complete GBUMC's Safe Sanctuaries Participation Covenant 

 

Review and complete GBUMC's Safe Sanctuaries Background Check 

Safe Sanctuaries Training is offered to all new volunteers upon completion of a successful Volunteer Application, interview, and background check and annually to the congregation at large for refresher training and interactive group learning. Follow the church calendar for annual training event details or email Pastor Ashlee Brown, Chair of GBUMC’s Safe Sanctuaries Committee, abrown@gbumc.org.

Waiver & Photo Release

Students must have a waiver on file, which includes the parent/caregiver contact information, transportation approval, and medical insurance information, should the emergency need arise. 

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