“To Love youth on behalf of Jesus in hopes of loving them to Jesus.”
We are looking forward to meeting you and knowing you. Please contact Tammy Pollock, Director of Youth Ministry to find out more information about our Youth Ministry.
Our prayer, as we extend an invitation to each of you, is that you would come with a seeking heart, eager to know Jesus Christ and a desire to be part of our amazing community. We know our world is so full of opportunities and choices that it is so easy to be involved in many different things. We hope what you will find here at Centenary Youth Ministry is a place to belong, be you, and be loved.
Our Youth Ministry is intentional about loving you where you are and encouraging you to grow deeper in your relationship with God by giving you space and tools to encounter the living, loving Jesus so that your life may be transformed.
Please scroll through our website, pick an activity or two... or three and invite a friend to come with you. You can also follow us on our Instagram page @centenary_youth. We can't wait to meet you and to have be a part of our awesome Centenary community.
Fall Schedule 2021:
9:00 am: Worship (Memorial Auditorium)
10:00 am: Sunday school on the 4th Floor
11:00 am: In-person & Live Stream Worship (via our YouTube channel)
5:00 pm: Middle School Youth Group (@ Middle School room 4th Floor)
6:15 pm: ALL youth dinner (@ Youth Commons)
6:45 pm: Senior High Youth Group (@ Senior High room 4th Floor)
7:00 pm: Boy Scout Troop #920 (@ CUMC's Annex on 5th St)
7:00 am: Middle School Bible Study
7:30 pm: Youth Band practice (@ choir room/Central Building)
Monday - Thursday:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunchtime! Stop by between Career Center and getting to school for a bite to eat. Bring your lunch!
“Come to Christ, who is the living cornerstone of God’s temple… And now God is building in you, as living stones, into His spiritual temple.” - 1 Peter 2:4-6
Middle Schoolers, this is a time of fellowship, fun, focus on scripture, encounters with God, prayer, and small groups. Middle school is one wild & crazy time in your life and our hope is that at Cornerstone you will find a place that you can just be you! All youth 6th-8th grades are invited to join us for this incredible assemblage of awesome students! It won’t be the same without you!
"Those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” -John 4:14
High Schoolers, we know how very busy you are and want to honor all that you have going on in your lives… but just as Jesus came to the well to rest, get water, and be refreshed, we too need to rest and to receive the living water that only He can offer. We invite you to come to The Well for food, fun, fellowship, intentional spiritual community, prayer and nourishment for your souls so that you can go out into the rest of your week refreshed, renewed and full! All youth 9th-12th grades are invited to come and be a part of this incredible community!
Confirmation (For Our 7th Graders)
Confirmation, by definition, is faith formation. Forming one’s faith is an ongoing journey throughout life…however, our hope is that through this Confirmation process you will be given the opportunity, tools, support, and inspiration you will need to build your faith on a firm foundation (Matthew 7:24-25). The book we use to help us through the process is called “Way to Live”, edited by Dorothy Bass. This amazing book was written by youth (& adults) for youth to help them consider how their faith changes the way they live their lives. We, as Christians, are called to live a life that is different than that of the world, built on the foundation of what we know about God, and whom He created us to be. What better way to prepare our young people to live out their faith in this world than to help them realize that our faith is tangible?!
Our Confirmation classes will begin on January 5, 2022. Each class will begin with dinner (provided by Confirmation parents) in the Youth Commons in the Central Building of the church at 6:00 pm followed by class at 6:30 pm in the Middle School Room. Confirmation class will be over by 7:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). We will spend each week going through a chapter in our book, engaging in discussion, prayer, journaling, and considering how our faith is lived out in our everyday lives. Every Confirmand is asked to pick (and personally ask) a Shepherd (see details in the brochure) who will journey through the process with them, meet outside of class once a week to further our discussions, grow in relationship with each other, and pray together. There are two retreats and a couple of field trips as well! The hope is that through these experiences, you will come to encounter the living, loving Jesus Christ and will be transformed by that relationship.
Please contact Tammy Pollock with any questions you may have. We are super excited for our next class of Confirmands!
Love Thy Neighbor
Love Thy Neighbor, led by Centenary's youth, is a ministry of outreach to those who find themselves homeless and marginally housed in downtown Winston-Salem. We invite our downtown neighbors to join us for a hot lunch, BINGO, and fellowship once a month during the school year. We also offer a free medical clinic and pharmacy that provides care and help for our neighbors experiencing illness, pain, and who long to be seen, heard, known, and loved. Our hope is as they find Christ-like hospitality, love, and grace here at Centenary, our neighbors will also find a worshipping community to be a part of.
We share this ministry as an expression of Christ’s unconditional love for all of us. Our hope is for this ministry to transform our community through the love of Jesus and draw others into the presence of the living God and into serving Christ.
Summer Mission Trips 2022
As followers of Christ, we believe we are invited to go out into our community, and the world at large, to be the hands and feet of Jesus though mission work and serving others! Each summer our Youth Ministry goes out into the world, serving the Lord, in two different places. Our ‘ALL Youth’ in Mission Trip (6th - 12th graders) head to Mountain TOP (Tennessee Outreach Project) in June and our Senior High Mission (9th-12th graders) Trip partners with YouthWorks! to work in a different city or country every July. These trips are life-changing, giving you the opportunity to encounter Jesus and truly live out the Gospel message to “love God and love Neighbor”.
What is Mission?
Webster defines mission as “a body of persons sent to perform a service or carry on an activity.” In the Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus tells us that what we do for one another, we do for Him. So, mission is sending people out to serve others on Jesus’ behalf-clothing those who need to be clothed, feeding those who are hungry, helping those who are sick, visiting those who are in prison. That is mission! It is an outward response to and inward desire to go and do as Jesus calls us to.