Kristen Howell, Director of Young People’s Ministries

Steven Shade, Youth Ministries Coordinator

Welcome! At Leavenworth First United Methodist Church, it is our priority to offer engaging ministries for students in grades 7-12. Through fun, student-led activities, fellowship, service to others, Confirmation, and much more, we aim to share God’s love with all of our youth. 

REFUGE Youth Group

Sundays: Aug-Apr | 6-7:45PM | 423 Chestnut St.

Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in games, dinner, activities and small group discussion. Refuge (youth group) is a fun experience for everyone! Sunday nights are a safe, welcoming place for students to grow closer to God. We have students who join us from all over north Leavenworth County– from several different schools! 
We meet in The Underground (basement of the Ed Building.)

AM Groups

Sundays: Aug-May | 9:45-10:45AM | 423 Chestnut St.

During the Sunday School hour join us for some relaxed fellowship with other youth families! Parents and students will enjoy some breakfast, then participate in a lesson together.  After that we wrap up our time together in separate groups–parents and students– for more discussion. Check out this growing group of parents and youth growing together on Sunday mornings!

Fusion 56

Sundays: Aug-Apr | 3:30-4:30PM | 423 Chestnut St.
Youth in grades 5-6 are invited to participate in games, snack, activities and discussion. Led byNancyandSteven, Fusion 56 is our transition ministry program from Children’s Ministries to Youth Ministries.


Sundays: Jan-Apr | TBD | TBD

Confirmation is for students in 7th grade and older who are interested in taking the next step in their faith journey. Confirmation is a congregation-wide endeavor and involves more than 20 adult volunteers.

First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth