S.W.A.T. Team Youth Ministries – Sundays 5:00 – 7:00
The S.W.A.T Team  youth program serves 6th through 12th graders. Our name stands for “Servants with a Testimony.” We meet on Sunday evenings and begin with open gym at 5:00 and continue with programs and activities until 7:00. Our mission is to support, encourage, help, lead, and direct youth in spiritual and personal growth by providing youth programs based on the Word of God, where Christian ideas, values, and faith can be explored in a supportive group of peers and adults. Once a month we have our BONUS Night within our usual 5-7 meeting time, where youth can look forward to a special event and theme! In addition to weekly activities, youth are involved in numerous fund raising projects, local and national mission projects, and social activities.

Wednesday Night “Fuse”
On Wednesday nights, we will take two things and “FUSE” them together…Play and Word (meaning the word of God). Beginning at 6:30, we’ll start out by diving into the word of God and finding out what it says about us, about God, and about how we can be closer to God. We have a detailed verse by verse look at books of the Bible. We’re currently exploring the complex book of Hebrews. We’re so excited to see what God wants to say to us in these verses. Each night we also enjoy fellowship activities like Ultimate Frisbee and group games. Although we hate to see our time end, we’re done by 7:30.

Additional Youth Activities
In addition to the above opportunities, youth of Beaver Ridge UMC are connected to and participate in a variety of experiences.  These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Annual participation in Resurrection (Holston Conference Spiritual Retreat)
  • Additional retreats to grow in our relationships with God and each other
  • Participation in district youth events
  • Various fundraising activities
  • Music Ministry
  • Annual week-long mission trip
  • Monthly service projects
  • Drama and Movement Ministry
  • Various participation in missions both within the church and the community

Upcoming Activities
In the coming months our youth have lots going on.  Get connected by seeing our weekly updates on our facebook page.

Check out highlights from Resurrection:

Or take a look at what’s been going on with the SWAT Team:


For questions contact:
Lisa Howard, Youth Director                   

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