Enabling today’s youth to be tomorrow’s
Christian leaders

First United Methodist Church New Braunfels’ Student Ministry serves grades 6-12 and provides events and programming to help foster spiritual growth and equip students to be Disciples of Christ now and after they graduate.

In all that we do, we strive for a Christ centered environment in which we LIVE out our faith to each other through love, respectful interaction, love, FUN, and more love!

Patrick Melton

Youth Minister
(830) 625-4513 ext. 121

Michelle Sonnen

Youth Coordinator
(830) 625-4513

Youth Opportunities

Sunday School

First United Methodist Church New Braunfels offers a combined Sunday School class specifically for our youth ages 6th – 12th grade. The class meets in the loft area of Wesley Hall in room 202, and is available at 9:45 and 11 am.

Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF)

Methodist Youth Fellowship is a time for our youth to gather to hear the Word of God, play games together, catch up from the week, and get to know one another better. We eat a meal together and then divide up into groups for the lesson. This is a casual and fun atmosphere for kids and parents alike.

We are always looking for volunteers!

We need adults to help make meals for our youth each week. You don’t have to be a youth parent to participate! Click on the link to sign up.


Although confirmation is not a sacrament in The United Methodist Church, it is an important marker along our spiritual journeys. In the United Methodist Church, children are baptized as infants by their parents. Confirmation is a time to understand the faith and vows they were baptized into as infants. Confirmands are instructed on the fullness of what that baptism means and decide for themselves to take on the responsibilities of their own faith.  After Confirmation, confirmands have the opportunity to become full members of the local church in their own right.

At First United Methodist Church New Braunfels, youth in 8th grade and older are eligible for our confirmation class.

Check back here for information regarding upcoming confirmation ceremonies.

Youth Camps

Sea City Work Camp

The mission of Sea City Work Camp (SCWC) is to spread the word of Jesus Christ through compassion for others and a desire to assist the needy of the community through the gift of service. Through the willing spirits of both young and adult volunteers, SCWC provides a venue where all participants personally witness Christ’s commandment to “love one another” while gaining technical experience and leadership skills through the process of mentoring.

Dates for 2019: June 9-14

River City Middle School Work Camp

This camp is led by our High School youth and volunteers to specifically give Middle Schoolers an opportunity to make a real difference in our community. Middle Schoolers spend the week working on a local low-income housing project, learning, worshipping, and fellowshipping together. Volunteers are always needed for this camp, so please contact our youth director, Pastor Patrick Melton, if you are interested.

Dates for 2019: June 23-28

First United Methodist Church

572 W. San Antonio St.

New Braunfels, TX 78132

Camp Eagle

By mixing fun and adventure with the Word of God, students can realize their potential to change the world — and the landscape of eternity. Camp Eagle strives to prepare each heart and equip every group with God’s truth in such a way that others will know the power and grace of Jesus Christ our Lord.

  • Unique group development to help your students become a true church family
  • Experiential Teaching
  • Bible studies away from main camp, out in God’s creation
  • Intentional activities
  • Adventures at every turn
  • Authentic relationships spurred on by our enthusiastic college-age staff
  • Scripture brought to life

July 14-19, 2019

Camp Eagle
6424 Hackberry Rd.
Rocksprings, TX 78880

Phone: (830) 683-3219
Fax: (830) 683-2219

Other Activities

The First United Methodist Church Youth Group is active in the life of First United Methodist Church New Braufels. Our youth are incredibly generous with their time and talents and give to other ministries here at the church. A few other activities our youth participates in throughout the year:

  • Upward Basketball
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Relay for Life
  • Family Promise Bed Race
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Children’s Sunday School
  • Broom Ball

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