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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 | Spring & Summer 2024

March - April

Spring Break – March 25-29 

Beach Day – March 24th 

 

Youth Cohort Worship Night at First UMC – April 14th 

Ronald McDonald Service Day – April TBD

May - June

Confirmation/Baptism Sunday & Celebration – May 12th 

6th Grade “Kidnap” – welcoming upcoming 6th graders to Student Ministries – May 17th 

Graduation Celebration for GBUMC Students – May 19th 

GBHS Baccalaureate & Reception Hall – May 23rd 6:00pm 

Summer Kick Off & VBS Training – May 27th-29th 

VBS service & hangout afternoons for MS & HS – June 10th – 14th 

Lunch and movie @ Breeze Cinema 8 – June 10th 

Lunch and Swimming at Pastor Ashlee’s – June 11th

Lunch and Pensacola NAS – June 12th

Lunch and Beach Day – June 13th

Splash Week (fun week) – June 24th-June 28th 

OWA Water Park – June 24th

Beach Day on Pensacola Beach  June 25th

Boat Day at Pensacola Sound – June 26th

Messy Games & Swimming at Pastor Ashlee’s – June 27th at the Benson Bldg

July - August

Alabama Rural Ministries Trip with St. Luke UMC – July 8th-12th 

Wilderness Trail with 11th & 12th Grade with First UMC – July 15th-July 19th 

Sweat Week (missions week) with FUMC Pensacola – July 29th – Aug 1st 

Embrace Florida Kids – July 29th

Camp Happy Sands – July 30th

Family Promise – July 31st

Ronald McDonald House – August 1st

Back to School Bash – August 11th? 

School Start Date (Escambia & Santa Rosa) – August 12th 

Youth Cohort Worship Night at First UMC – August 18th or August 25th

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.

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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