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Youth Ministries

Hello, and welcome to Cookeville First UMC Youth! We strive to make students from 7th – 12th grade feel as loved and as comfortable as possible so they can show their true selves when they walk through the door.


Youth Discipleship

We share ministry through games, worship, messages and small groups. We work to love and disciple students through the Gospel so they can go out and share it with others, and to strengthen the community and connection between the students so they can begin to lean on each other and Jesus in times of need. 


Wednesday Nights

Wednesday nights are our program night for the Youth. This lasts from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. We start with Homework/Hangout time, where we meet in the Youth Room to unwind from the day. Next, we move into a group game, which is designed to promote working together and building community. After the game, we share a meal together then move into worship. During worship, we sing worship songs and listen to  a sermon given by the Youth minister or his assistant. This is how we spend our Wednesday nights as a group!

Sunday Nights

Sunday nights from 5 – 6:30 p.m. are our small group time, where we discuss the lesson from the previous Wednesday. Small groups can be lead either by small-group leaders or by the Youth themselves to talk about anything they learned from the previous Wednesday or anything else that might weigh heavy on their hearts. This is the best way for the Youth to grow closer to each other and to go in depth with the lesson each week.

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We hope that you will join us in our ministry, and please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!

Thank You!
Youth Ministries

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165 E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501