Schweitzer Youth Ministries

Just a bunch of crazy kids who are sold out for Jesus.


Wednesday Nights

During the school year, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, there's free dinner, games, worship, and time to hang out as well as small group discussion on various faith topics. Youth will divide into small groups according to their age and gender.


Sunday Mornings

Every Sunday morning, we provide a fun, loving environment at 9:40am. We open the Youth Area at 9:15 on Sunday mornings for some time to relax, grab a coffee or hot chocolate, and chat with your friends. After this, students are divided into small groups of the same grade for relevant Bible teaching. Passionate youth leaders are there to make this a fun and meaningful experience. We can’t wait to see you on Sunday mornings to dive into scripture with us!



Each year we have a number of different trips that we take with our students—a High School and Middle School Retreat, a High School Mission Trip and Summer Camp.

Middle School Retreat
High School Retreat



Our goal for Confirmation at SUMC is for parents and students to come to know Jesus Christ in an intimate way and to become Disciples of Jesus Christ through membership at Schweitzer. Confirmation Class starts January 12th at 9:40am on Sunday mornings for 8th graders in the Youth Worship Space.



The Puppet Ministry is about praising God and sharing His love with others through puppetry and is a unique way that our youth minister to our younger kids and the community. We perform a show for Christmas, Easter, and a summer show that we take on tour. All youth are welcome. No experience is necessary to join. Practices are Sundays from 6:00 to 7:00pm in the Kids Worship room.

For more information contact Carol Robinett at (417) 569-6795 or



Click here to see all the upcoming events for our students at Schweitzer  and dates to mark on your calendar.

Get Connected

Got questions? We've got answers. Want to sign up for the Parent Newsletter? Maybe you want to get involved by being a Small Group leader?
Simply fill out the form below to get in touch with our Youth Ministry team.

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tim smith

director of youth ministries

”Seeing teenagers get engaged in their faith and being able to unleash their God-given potential inside and outside the church walls keeps me passionate about youth ministry."

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