Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.1 Timothy 4:12
The Youth Ministry at Simi Valley United Methodist is a community of youth and adult mentors who gather weekly to explore and grow in faith together. We nurture relationships with God, with each other, and with our neighbors in our community and beyond. Youth take an active role in the leadership and guidance of this ministry. We believe that being a disciple of Jesus Christ is a lifelong process of growth and development that must be journeyed with others in a safe and welcoming environment. We welcome all youth in our community who would like to join us.
Our youth ministry has 3 areas of focus
We’ve got lots of opportunities to dig into God’s Word, apply it to your life, ask questions, have lively discussions, and grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and with others. Places we do that include:
Everybody likes to make new friends and have a good time, so we also do lots of fun and
The Great Commandment tells us to love God and love people [read Matthew 22: 34-40]. There are LOTS of ways to be in mission, ministry, and service to others.
Sunday School–While youth are always welcome to remain in worship, Middle School and Senior High youth may choose to meet together for a topically Sunday School lesson led by Pastor Camille or other AWWY.
Sunday School Assistant—Youth, with approval from Pastor Camille, may serve as a Sunday School Assistant with the elementary classes.
Worship– Youth regularly participate in the leadership of worship as liturgists, by sharing their musical gifts, or even preaching!
Youth Choir (11:30-12:15)–Youth choir meets as needed to rehearse for worship or special events.
United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF)
6:00– 6:30 pm –Dinner in Witman Hall
6:30– 7:30 pm– Faith and Fellowship program
*note–during the summer program hours are extended to 8:00 pm
Youth Bell Choir —Thursdays, 7:30pm in Chapel
Dinner Church—3rd Saturday, 4:00-6:15pm in Witman Hall
Adult Workers With Youth
Barbara and Paul Witman
Richard and Lori Shaw
Rev. Camille Mattick
2019-2020 Youth Officers
Vice President of Spirituality–William Palo
Vice President of Care and Nurturing–Jackson Mattick
Vice President of Fun and Fellowship–Zack Goldman
Vice President of Service and Mission–Morgan Horney
Simi Valley UMC takes the safety of the children and youth very seriously. We follow Safe Sanctuaries® practices, which is our commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all of our children, youth, and adults.For more information or to see a copy of our safe sanctuary policy, please contact the church office.