ENGAGE Student Ministries

No matter what, YOU are a beloved child of God. 
YOU are important. YOU are loved.
Here at ENGAGE, YOU matter. 

At ENGAGE, ALL students 6th – 12th grade and friends are welcome.

At ENGAGE, we create space for students, families, and student supporters to…
* Connect with one another and God — through fellowship, fun, games, and activities.
* Grow your faith — through devotions, Bible study, Confirmation, small groups, and more.
* Serve in love — through Mission Trips, Signature Mission, special events, and activities.

We believe we build our faith through…
* Prayer
Serving Others 
* Reading and studying Scripture

Prayer, Worship, Serving Others, and Scripture
These are the four pillars upon which your faith grows.
These four pillars help us become our best selves.
And b
y doing these four things, and having fun along the way,
we believe our lives can be and will be transformed. 

Have a question, comment, or concern?
Want to talk about school, stress, your best friend, God, school, Jesus, Star Wars, or Marvel comics?
Have a prayer request?
Want to grab lunch (Jess’s buying!)? 
mail Family & Student Minister Jess Horsley or text/call Jess at 314.750.4597. 

All events & activities in KUMC’s Student Hall (unless otherwise noted).
Wednesday ENGAGE Schedule
Fellowship, Study Time & Devo                               3:00 – 5:45 pm 
ENGAGE Student-led Worship (KUMC Chapel)      5:45 – 6:15 pm
Fellowship Meal (Student Lounge)                         6:15 – 6:50 pm
Small Groups & Confirmation                                  6:50 – 8:00 pm 

Sunday ENGAGE Schedule

Devo & Donuts     9:00 – 10:00am
Join adult devo leaders and other students to discuss and
explore the Bible, current events and world issues
all while enjoying the finest Krispy Kreme donuts.

Devo & Donuts is currently using The Bible Project’s READ SCRIPTURE video series.
For more information on this curriculum, CLICK HERE
To watch a 3-min intro to this video series, CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Special Events & Activities
April Sunday Morning “Community Connect” Mission: Blessing Bags
Sun, April 8 @ 10am & Sun, April 15 @ 10am

Help make Blessings Bags on Sun, April 8 (10am) & Sun, April 15 (10am) and help provide basic items for those in need. Then take a few blessing bags with you to have in your vehicle to ensure you have one to give away when you meet someone in need!

Blessing Bag Mission Day
Wed, April 18, 4:30 – 5:30pm
Children, students and families are invited to help make “blessings bags” for those in need in our community! Help pack 1-gal ziplock bags with daily-use items (water, granola bar, band-aids, etc) and then take “blessing bags” with you to give away to those in need!

Confirmation Banner Night
Wed, April 18, 6:50 – 8pm
Student Lounge

Students, parents/guardians and Friends in Faith are invited to  Confirmands make their class banner!

Confirmation Community Meal & Rehearsal
Wed, April 25 @ 6:15pm
The Wood, Sanctuary
Students, families and Friends in Faith who have taken part in the 2018 Confirmation Class are invited for an evening of food, fellowship and preparation for Confirmation Sunday Worship!

Confirmation Sunday Worship
Sun, April 29 @ 1:00pm
Celebrate as 18 students confirm their baptismal vows, claiming the name “Christian,” and joining Kirkwood UMC as full members. Featuring special music, a short message, and a laying on of hands for each Confirmand; the entire community is invited to take part in this special experience!

Vacation Bible School – Student Leaders Needed! Be a HERO!
Mon, June 11 – Fri, June 15

Students are needed to help lead during this year’s HERO CENTRAL VBS!
Each student will receive a free Super Hero T-shirt (of their favorite super hero!) and lead a group of children through five important faith lessons! Sign up to help with Games, Snack, Science, Crafts and Story time! Show others what it means to be a HERO!
Email Jess for more info!



A time to consider saying “YES” to Christ.
Begin to live into your faith walk and 
to visit our Confirmation page for more information.