Lynn Haven Youth

Ministry

Lynn Haven Methodist’s Youth ministry is devoted to the spiritual growth of middle and high school students in their Christian faith. We offer a safe and positive atmosphere for students to grow in character by strengthening friendships, meeting new people, and serving God. Our mission is to lead every student to become a fully devoted follower of Christ.

Youth activities take place most Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Students can expect worship and Bible messages, small group time and having fun with their friends. We also attend amazing retreats, fun events, service projects and mission trips. Our Youth program has an outstanding, dedicated and passionate volunteer leadership team that devotes their time, energy, and heart to leading students to love God and love other people. We couldn’t hope to serve these students without the leaders that God has called to serve in our ministry. On Sunday mornings, Youth are invited to participate in the main church service along with their families.

For more information, contact: 
Neal McGee, Student Minister 
(850) 819-1013 or Nmcgee@lhm.online

LHMC Youth Group

Upcoming Events

May 2024

Sun 19: High School Senior Graduation Recognition (At the 9:30 service)

June 2024

Mon June 3-8: Crossings Camp  

Sun June 20 to Fri July 5: Youth Summer Mission Trip to Navajo 

Summer 2024 Calendar

Faith Anchors Program

In an effort to maintain a strong connection with graduating students & the body of Christ @ Lynn Haven Methodist, we are introducing a Faith Anchors program which is designed to provide emotional, spiritual & practical support through involvement from dedicated church families. Studies show that as many as 70% of Christian students leave the church during college/young adult life. We want to prevent that from happening to our students!

In order to support graduating high school seniors as they transition to college/young adult life, this program will consist of:

Faith Anchors: Students will be thoughtfully matched with families based on shared interests, backgrounds, and spiritual needs to foster meaningful relationships.

Communication Plan: Regular monthly check-ins will be scheduled, utilizing emails, phone calls, video chats, and if possible, in-person visits, to ensure ongoing support and mentorship.

Support Activities: Faith Anchor families will engage in various activities, including sending care packages, sharing devotional content, praying for the students and offering guidance and encouragement.

We will provide guidance and training and all the details prior to the start of the program.

Please consider becoming one of our Faith Anchor families. To find out how you can get involved, contact Student Minister, Neal McGee.

 

Summer 2024: Navajo Nation Mission Trip

June 20 – July 5, 2024

We are going back to the Navajo Nation this summer to serve the local people & experience the local culture.  We will be working on a variety of projects to help individuals and/or groups, as well as helping our host church with their VBS.  Our goal is to work together as a team and grow from the experience as we learn to humbly serve those we meet.  We pray that our selfless service will help people know that God loves them, and hopefully will help them trust God with their lives.

In addition to serving the local people (home repair, painting, cleanup, etc.), we will be planning some fun stops along the way:  Cadillac Ranch, Camping at The Grand Canyon, Window Rock, Navajo National Park, El Morro, Slide Rock State Park, Sycamore Falls, Cultural Attractions & any other adventures we can squeeze in!

Need help paying for your trip? We encourage you to ask your friends, family & neighbors to help sponsor your trip by purchasing mission shares. A suggested $20 per share can be given in person or online at lhm.online/give (Tell them to select Mission Shares, Youth Summer Mission Trip, then enter your name in the memo section)  

Cost: $475 per person (plus $ for 5 meals -4 lunches on road, & 1 dinner).  Additionally, each student will need to have money for snacks & any spending money they might use for souveneirs or incidentals.

 

Non-Refundable Deposit: $50 (due NLT Wed April 24, 2024) 

Crossings Camp

We are heading back to Crossings Camp in Kentucky this June! 

$100 Deposits Were Due by Feb 21st

Contact Neal McGee if you are interested in finding out about next year’s camp plans or to inquire about a wait list for this year.     

Camp (& Travel Dates): Mon June 3 through Sat June 8

Cost: $325 (plus $ for some meals during travel.)

We have pre-paid for 60 people to attend. Space is reserved when deposit is paid (deposits are non-refundable). We cannot get additional spots, so please sign up early. We do expect it to fill up quickly.

Camping Parties: UPDATE  

December camping trips were canceled due to rain.

WE WILL RESCHEDULE THESE CAMPING TRIPS SOMETIME IN 2024. 

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO. 

NEAL  

Weekly Meetings/Activities

Youth Group meetings are held at Lynn Haven Methodist, 3203 Minnesota Avenue, Panama City.
 
ALL middle and high school students are welcome to attend, regardless of church affiliation. 
 
Schedule
Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Sundays: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

V.I.P. Section

Dear Parents,

We want to invite you to partner with us in our new V.I.P. (Very Important Partner) program. This fall, we began providing a weekly outline for our Wednesday evening Youth small groups so that you can have conversations with your students about what they are learning. 

As we teach through each study, we’ll provide you with an overview of what we will cover, as well as some follow-up questions you and your student might use to continue the discussion.

If you missed our last in person V.I.P. Event we have loaded some valuable resources here on the topic that was covered “Parenting in a Tech World”. 

We hope these tools prove useful in creating meaningful conversations for your family! Please contact me if we can help you in any other way.

Thanks & God Bless,
Neal McGee
Youth Minister
(850) 819-1013