Youth Ministry

Christ United Youth Ministry is about relational discipleship! Whether it's a Wednesday night, Sunday morning, a weekend retreat, or a weekday lunch, we have an amazing time together with our students, small group leaders, and parents. 

Upcoming Events:

Water Park and Concert

Click here to register.
Trip Date: July 15, 2017

Click here to register.
Trip Date: July 26, 2017

August 30: D-Group (large group) Begins

Want to be in the loop about events happening throughout the year?

Email with your email, cell phone number, and cell phone provider.  Once we have that information, we will get you connected to our weekly email as well as our text message system. 

Sunday School: 

6-8th Grade - Activity Studio (Youth Center)

9-12th Grade students have the option of:
      - being connected with an adult Sunday School class
      - serving in the Children's Ministry (nursery, preschool, or elementary classes)
      - participating in a peer-led small group in YC 16 (in the hallway between the Youth Center and Fellowship Hall.)
A designated person will be in the Youth Center each Sunday to invite and connect high school students to adult classes.  Any student wanting to serve in Children's Ministry will be required to give advance notice to Rachel Wise (  Contact Katherine Jordan ( with any questions.  

D-Group is our large group gathering on Wednesday nights, but it's also the name of small group communities that gather once a week to process life together.  Each D-Group is composed of same gender, same grade students; often times, these groups are made up of students from the same school. Each middle school and high school D-Group is led by an adult. Additionally, each middle school D-Group is joined by no more than two high school students who work to provide a safe space for the student to ask questions, process life, and step out in faith with others.  If you have any questions about D-Group, email J Nelson- and he will be happy to help you out.  

We do NOT have our large group gathering during the summer months, but we encourage students to continue meeting with their small group communities at a day/time that works well for them.  Also, be sure to subscribe to the weekly email as well as our text message system.  These informational outlets will let you know everything going on in the Youth Ministry throughout the summer. 

Students join a D-Group by completing a D-Group Covenant online. 

Click Here>D-Group Covenant

August 30: D-Group (large group) Begins

Leader Resources:


Confirmation Process:
At Christ United, Confirmation is a journey through four experiences that begin in a student’s 6th grade year and conclude his/her 9th grade year. The goal of these experiences is to provide your student with opportunities to encounter Christ and grow in his/her faith. The culmination of this journey is not a single worship service (formerly Confirmation Sunday), but rather a sending forth of students who are living into the vision and mission of the church. To be clear, Confirmation and church membership are two separate things.  Your child can join the church at any point during the Confirmation journey.  When your child is ready to join the church, he/she will need to go through Discover Christ with the pastors. This is the path for membership for everyone wanting to join the church.  At the conclusion of Discover Christ your child will have the option of making a public profession in a future worship service.  We hope they will and we hope you will be a part of it.  This is a great way to celebrate what Jesus has done in the life of your child and is doing in the life of our congregation.  Discover Christ is offered quarterly on Sunday afternoons throughout the year.  To learn more about Discover Christ and when your child could make a public profession, contact Nancy Markovitz at

Regardless of when your child decides to join the church, we encourage your family to participate in all four experiences. As parents, you play a critical role throughout this process by encouraging participation and by participating yourself. If you have any questions about Confirmation please contact Katherine Jordan ( You can find detailed information about each experience listed below.

Experience 1  Community 6th Grade D-Group
Experience 2  Love 7th Grade Letters
Experience 3  Serve 8th Grade Service Opportunities
Experience 4  Know 9th Grade Learning Community


Youth Ministry Staff:

J Nelson, Director of Youth Ministry/Middle School Minister 
Bill Blair, High School Minister
Katherine Jordan, Youth Ministry
Cadden Christie, Youth Ministry
Rhonda Berry, Youth Ministry Assistant

Youth Ministry Contact Information:

J Nelson               601.914.7136      Email:
Bill Blair               601.914.7141       Email:
Katherine Jordan  601.914.7143      Email:
Cadden Christie    601.914.7136      Email:
Rhonda Berry       601.914.7142       Email: