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Wednesday Night Student Ministry

When- Wednesday nights during the school year

Where- Education Wing off of the ALC at Aldersgate UMC

Who- 6th-12th grade students

Why- WNSM is a safe and secure place where students can feel welcome to fellowship with other believers. During this time we engage in food, games, teaching, and breakout groups. The teachings are designed to challenge the students in their walk with God. During breakout groups the students are challenged with questions to dive deeper into the lesson and then learn how to put the lesson into action.

Sunday School

When- 9:30am every Sunday Morning

Where- Classrooms are located in the Education Wing at Aldersgate UMC

Classes- We have three classes available for students to grow in. We have a Jr. High class that is for 6th-8th grades. We have a Freshman - Junior class. We also have a Seniors - College class that helps transition seniors into college ministry.

Why- The main reason for Sunday school ministry is to allow the opportunity for students to learn and grow in their faith. Students will engage with teachers that are faithful in their teachings to provide intriguing lessons for Discipleship training.

Student Community Groups

When- Varies based on group

Where- Varies based on group

Who- 6th-12th grades

Why- Student Community Groups are a time to develop lasting friendships while sharing the love of Christ together. These groups engage in the word of God while creating a community of honesty and openness. To sign up for a Student Community Group please see Colten Nolen or the Youth Staff.


What- Kickstart is a brand new event that will be very energetic and exciting. Kickstart will have elements of worship, fellowship, service opportunities, and fun.

When- starting in the fall of 2017, Kickstart will be every Sunday Night at 6:30pm.  

Where- ALC at Aldersgate UMC

Who- 6th-12th grades

Why- When creating Kickstart, we wanted to provide an avenue for students to be students. Students like loud music and being together so this event is all of this combined. Kickstart is designed for students to kickstart each week in a positive way. Students can come and get recharged to handle the busyness and distractions of life. So come enjoy a night full of music, laughs, and fun.

Aldersgate Basketball

When- Winter 2017

Where- ALC at Aldersgate UMC. Games will be held at Third Baptist, First Church of God, and Grange Hall Church.

Who- 6th-12th grade males

Why- One of the best ways to grow community is to find a common hobby. Basketball is a hobby that allows us to teach the word of God while having fun. This ministry does cost $35 but that cost includes a jersey and a banquet dinner at the end of the season. For more information please see Lauren Cole and she will be happy to answer your questions.

Summer Zoe

When- Sunday nights starting May 28th – July 30th, 6:30pm

Where- ALC at Aldersgate UMC

Who- 6th-12th grade

Why- This is a time for fun and games. There are so many different activities that students will be able to do. Each night is different and full of energy. There will be messy nights, nights with water, nights just for laughs, and loads of fun. A calendar will be sent out with appropriate attire to wear or bring for each night.

Please check out our Facebook Page for event promotions and changes in schedules. For more information about anything listed above please don’t hesitate to reach out. Please see Student Ministry Director Colten Nolen at      618-997-6065 or email cnolen@marionaldersgate.org.