FaithTrek is a brand new approach to youth ministry! It integrates existing opportunities, e.g., worship, learning and service with some new “faith-on-the-go” options for busy youth as we strive to provide strength for their journey.
Beginning Sunday, November 5 – – Youth and/or parents who are not able to attend a meeting will find info outlining FaithTrek concept along with an online registration form (below).
Questions? Please contact Mim, our Developmental Ministries Director
Cell: (612) 791-3969
Strength for the Journey – Entry Points
Zip Lines: Nurture a baseline desire to see life through a lens of faith
Bible inspirations with a challenge for the week
Print “Strength for the Journey” Cards will be available at events and service site
Snap Chat on Sunday morning & Wednesday evening – bumcfaithtrek
Instant Prayer Request Line … (612) 791-3969
Mentors & Friends
Set a time with Mim, pastors or other leaders for 1-on-1 conversations
Split Tracks: Provide opportunities to “sign-on” to a little more in-depth trek itinerary.
Worship Trek: Focus on expressing faith in community
Grab a beverage and gather for conversation, an on-going cereal survey & a quick devo, 10:00 -10:30 AM or NOON – 12:30 PM
Worship Service Worshipping as a group or with families 9:00, 10:30 or 11:30 AM
Learning Trek: Focus on growing in faith and Community
Trek Training (MS – Confirmation & HS – Small Group Leaders)
In-depth studies on faith & ways to interpret it. It includes a rotation of service, learning and fellowship along with worship 1st & 3rd Sundays: 9:00 -11:30 AM or 11:30 AM -1:00 PM
E.D.G.E. (Every Day God Encounters) Fun conversations, devos, prayer and blessings @ Godfather’s Pizza Sunday: 6:30 – 7:30 PM – – Senior High (BUMY) Edition Wednesday: 7:00 – 8:00 PM – – Middle School Edition
Summer Bible Camp (TBA) Camp Minnesota – United Methodist’s Camping Association
Service Trek: Focus on sharing faith via action Individual Opportunities Discovering & nurturing interests, talents and abilities Group Opportunities Servetogether MS/HS – Monthly fellowship/fun & service events with youth from other churches Summer Mission Trip – Senior High (BUMY), TBA in January Summer Service & Fellowship/Fun Programs – “Summer Stretch”- Middle School, TBA in February Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts – Partnering with scout leaders to accomplish faith badges & other relevant events
Leadership Trek: Focus on empowering & equipping youth to “step up to the plate” Youth Planning Team – MS & HS Youth partner with adult leaders to shape & coordinate programs and events, Meets monthly (TBD) Small Group Book Study on Leadership 4-6 weeks – TBA
Blessings Along the Way…
Every youth will receive a FaithTrek bracelet to recognize their commitment to seeing their lives through a lens of faith.
Blessing Bags & Bottles Youth will also receive a special bag or bottle to collect tangible indications of the many God-given blessings they receive.
Everyone will receive a water-colored stone to recognize their membership in God’s family via baptism.
Other stones will be shared to mark special moments or rites of passage, e.g., Birthdays, Confirmation, summer camp, a mission trip or other service opportunities and significant involvements in their church, school or community.
Upon request, they may also receive tangible indications of everyday blessings in the midst of amazing or challenging times in their lives.
Benefits of FaithTrek
A lively “come-as-you-are” party
A growing awareness of God’s presence and activity in our lives.
An on-going discovery that our lives, talents and abilities are God-given gifts to becomeall that God has created us to be!
Job references & college recommendations
Service credit hours for National Honor Society
Senior recognition and sending blessings as youth journey beyond Brooklyn United Methodist Church.