Weekly In-person Gatherings
K Students Sunday Worship
6TH – 12TH GRADE
9:30am | the Loft (upstairs K building)
Going deeper is what Sunday morning is all about. Join us as we step into worship led by our Youth Worship Band, followed by a lesson given by our youth directors. We’ll dive into Scripture to better understand what the Bible says to be true of God, us, and the world.
Small Group Sunday | 4th Sunday of each month
Students dive into in-depth discussions with incredible small group leaders from around the church. Join us as we build community with one another and discuss how Scripture is implemented in our daily lives.
ILLUMINATE – MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
Our Middle School Ministry “Illuminate” is about developing middle schoolers into disciples to go and be the Salt and Light of the Earth and our culture.
“ILLUMINATE” MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays| 6:00-7:30pm | the Loft (upstairs K building)
Community and Scripture are our main focus on Wednesday Nights! We spend time in fellowship, studying Scripture, and intentional time being with each other. Students experience life together here.
ELEVATE – HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
Our High School Ministry “Elevate” is about challenging High School students to live out their faith and be an example to the peers around them as they step into more responsibilities and opportunities.
“ELEVATE” HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY
Sundays | 6:00-7:30pm | Host Homes
(Check Remind for Address for Host Home / Or Contact Youth Staff)
These nights are designed for high schoolers to fellowship, eat, and decompress from their week before stepping into a new one. We discuss real-life topics and what Jesus has to say about them as we dive into scripture
“ELEVATE” HIGH SCHOOL WORSHIP NIGHT
1st Sunday of each month | 6:00-7:30pm | the Loft (upstairs K building)
This night is all about spending time in prayer and worship together. High schoolers will be able to interact in prayer stations, live worship, and encounter Jesus in a comfortable environment. We will bring in musicians for this evening.
Events for Students
JULY 20TH – JULY 23RD
UMARMY 2023 (ATHENS)
JUNE 18TH – JUNE 25TH
UMARMY provides an opportunity for youth and adults to experience Christian growth through service to others. Participants combine their strengths and resources to meet home repair and maintenance needs for low income, elderly and disabled homeowners who are physically or financially unable to make needed repairs themselves. Participans will experience a week filled with worship, service, and fun as we connect with different churches around the area.
Elevate High School ministry is teaming up with our Harvest Young Adult Ministry to help high school Seniors prepare spiritually and mentally for the transition to college.
We will kick off Sunday, February 12th, at 11:00am with Seniors and parents. Seniors will gather at 11:00am each Sunday in the Loft. The cost is $75 per Senior Student and covers curriculum, Senior bibles, t-shirt, and journal.
Our Senior Sunday worship service and celebration luncheon will be held Sunday, May 7th, in the Loft.
Awaken Retreat 2023
Begins Friday, March 31st | the Loft
Awaken is an on-KMC campus prayer and worship retreat from Friday, March 31st – Sunday, April 2nd. Students will encounter different aspects of prayer and worship through small groups, unique lessons, and fellowship in a community surrounded by believers. Our goal is to discover the different areas in which we can worship Jesus and be in communication with him. Oh, and we’ll also have a lot of fun! Students will spend nights at Host Homes in the community.
Student Ministry Leadership
Blake de Llacer
Director of K Students Ministries
Hello everyone! I’m from the GREAT state of Alabama, where I was born and raised in Mobile. I served as a summer intern at KUMC for two summers, and once I graduated from the University of South Alabama (Go Jags) in December of 2019, I moved to Texas to join the KMC staff! I’m a huge sports lover, especially for the Auburn Tigers and the Boston Celtics! I believe that this generation of students are truly going to make a HUGE impact on this world; honestly, they already have. It’s a generation of leaders that are truly being shaped and molded by the gospel of Jesus Christ. I’m just blessed to be able to be a witness to it!
Director of "Illuminate" Middle School Ministries
Hey guys! I was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. I never would’ve thought the Lord would plan to bring me all the way here to serve Him!
I fully believe in the power of prayer and worship. I am extremely happy to learn, guide, and walk alongside our youth. God is incredibly moving in this generation, and I cannot wait to see the amazing things our youth will do in His name!
Director of "Elevate" High School Ministries
Hello! My name is Sophie Priesmeyer. I grew up here as a K Student and am so blessed to give back what this amazing ministry has given to me. I graduated from Kingwood High School in 2019 and am currently working toward my B.A. in Art at the University of Houston. Go Coogs! I served as a college intern in the Summer of 2021 and soon jumped on board as an associate. God is doing beautiful things through student ministries worldwide, and I am so blessed to play a small part in His plan!
GET INVOLVED – STUDENTS
Illuminate and Elevate Student Leadership Teams
Our two student leadership teams allow students of any age (6th-12th grade) who have a heart for serving, encouraging, and leading others to strengthen their leadership qualities. We use a “you must be poured into, to be able to pour out” approach and thus expect these students to be actively pursuing their relationships with God. If you would like to join this team, we would love to have a conversation with you! Contact Blake de Llacer for more information!
If you love worship and play an instrument or sing, we have opportunities for you to serve! Our AV/Band is a branch of our Student Leadership Teams. Students will help lead worship, create and manage a Sunday Morning Service, and be poured into by our incredible band volunteers (The Farmers). Contact Blake de Llacer for more info!
GET INVOLVED – ADULTS
Student Ministry Council
Student Ministry Council is a group of dedicated and invested parents and volunteers who advise the student ministry staff and lead action teams to help extend the scope and reach of the ministry. If you’re interested, please click here.
Small Group Leader
Our small group leaders are vital to helping a large youth group feel small and personal for students. Through weekly interaction and monthly group time, these leaders walk through the thick of life with their age and gender-specific groups as they foster community and discussion in their groups. If you’re interested, please click here to sign up, and we will reach out.
Awaken Retreat Host Homes
Our Annual Prayer and Worship Retreat is from March 31st – April 2nd. Students will sleep in host homes per grade. Host Homes will serve breakfast Saturday morning and Host Friday and Saturday Night. If interested, please click here to sign up.
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12th Grade – Text @kumc2023 to 81010
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