Southminster Youth Ministry

Being a student is difficult. Being a teenager is difficult. Being a Christian is difficult. Being all of these things in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in America is even more difficult. How do you navigate being a Christian when some of your classmates and best friends belong to a different religion, or no religion at all?

The call to follow Christ is difficult, but it's the most important decision you will ever make. At Southminster we equip our youth to be followers of Jesus Christ in a world where it is progressively more difficult to proclaim the name of Jesus with confidence and love.

Acts 1:8 says, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." God has called us to be His witnesses. God has called us to show His love to everyone, because everyone needs to hear it. Who will go, if not us?

Youth Group

Youth gather together on Sunday nights from 5-7. We share a meal, study the Bible, encourage one another, and grow closer as a family. 

Check out the Youth Group calendar below!

Current Series - Stronger

Life hurts sometimes. If you haven't already experienced it, there will be a day when you'll encounter pain, failure, or loss. Sometimes the hurt we feel happens because of something we do, or something that is done to us, or something that is no one's fault at all. In this 4-week series, we'll talk about how, when life hurts, or goes wrong, or doesn't make sense, these things are true: Jesus can redeem what's gone wrong, God can be trusted, God gives us each other, and God helps us persevere.

Youth Group Calendar

Unless otherwise noted all Youth Group events meet from 5-7 PM on Sunday nights in the Youth Lounge (second floor of school building)

Youth Group Structure:

5:00-5:30 - Game

5:30-6:00 - Dinner

6:00-7:00 - Bible Study

AUG 18          YG # 1 //  Youth Group Kick-Off

AUG 25          Parent Open House //  5-7  //  Youth Lounge

SEP 1-3          Beach Retreat w/ Peace Church Pearland  //  Surfside Beach  //  The Haves & Have Nots 1-4

SEP 8              YG # 2  //   Lifelines 1  //  Godly friendships let you be real

SEP 15            YG # 3  //   Lifelines 1   //  Godly friendships help you grow

SEP 22            YG # 4  //   Lifelines 1   //  Godly friendships never leave you all alone

SEP 29            YG # 5  //   Lifelines 1   //  Godly friendships can change the world

OCT 6              YG # 6  //  Stronger 1   //  Jesus can redeem what's gone wrong

OCT 13            YG # 7   //  Stronger 2  //  When life doesn't make sense, God can be trusted

OCT 20            YG # 8  //  Stronger 3  //  When life goes wrong, God gives us each other

OCT 20            Parent & Leader Breakfast  //  9:00-10:00 AM  //  Youth Lounge

OCT 27            YG # 9   //   Stronger 4   //  When life gets hard, God helps us persevere

OCT 29            EFBHNM Volunteer Appreciation Dinner  //  Sugar Land UMC  //  RSVP to Pastor Andrew

OCT 31            Trunk or Treat  //  6:00-7:30 PM  //  Church Parking Lot  //  RSVP to Pastor Andrew

NOV 3              YG # 10  //  Us For Them 1   //  God is for you

NOV 10            Chili Cook-Off  //  4-7  //  Sanctuary   //  Us for Them 2 (video)  //  We're called to be for others

NOV 17            YG # 11  //  Us For Them 3   //  God is for our enemies

NOV 24            NO YG - Thanksgiving Break  //  Us For Them 4 (video)   //  Jesus proves that God is for us

DEC 2               YG # 12  //  Unwrapped 1   //  Get ready to receive God's gift

DEC 7               Unfrozen Christmas Program  //  5-7 PM  //  Sanctuary

DEC 8               YG # 13   //  Unwrapped 2    //  You can share God's gift with others

DEC 8               Parent Discussion Group  //  4:00-5:00 PM  //  Youth Lounge

DEC 15             YG Christmas Party  //  1-3 PM  //  Andrew's House  // Unwrapped 3  //  God's gifts can be surprising

DEC 22             NO YG - Christmas Break  //  Unwrapped 4 (video)  //  The best gift is God's presence

Adult Leaders

As a parent, you are making a huge impact in your teenager’s life. The impact you’re making is far more significant than any impact we, their church, could ever hope to make. You are the most important voice in your kid’s life, both now and for a lifetime. However, your best chance at influencing your teenager’s faith and future is to recruit other adults to influence them with you. 

Dr. Kara E. Powell and Dr. Chap Clark, authors of Sticky Faith, encourage parents to “develop a sticky web of relationships” for their kids. Especially during the teenage years, when your kid is beginning to pull away from you in their search for independence, we want to come alongside you by creating a pool of trustworthy adults who can help you influence your teenager.  


That’s why our ministry emphasizes the importance of meeting together consistently at Youth Group. At youth group we connect your kid with adults you can trust so you can better influence their faith and future. Get to know our Adult Leaders below!

  • Brad Federwisch

    Birthday: August 6th

    Favorite Food: Cheese

    Favorite Drink: Diet Mountain Dew

    Favorite Coffee: Diet Coke (we'll take it!)

    Favorite Candy: Reeses

    Favorite Snack: Pecans

    Favorite Animal: Bear

    Favorite Way to Spend $5: Mountain Dew

    Favorite Way to Spend $20: Movie

  • Samantha (Sam) Federwisch

    Birthday: October 21, 1967

    Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo

    Favorite Drink: Sunkist Orange

    Favorite Coffee: French Vanilla

    Favorite Candy: Milky Way

    Favorite Snack: Grapes

    Favorite Animal: Siberian Tiger

    Favorite Way to Spend $5: Tricity Resale Shop Donation

    Favorite Way to Spend $20: Tri City Resale Shop Purchase

  • Benny Gilbert

    Birthday: September 22, 1961

    Favorite Food: Steak

    Favorite Drink: Vodka Martini

    Favorite Coffee: Black

    Favorite Candy: Milky Way

    Favorite Snack: Cashews

    Favorite Animal: Cat

    Favorite Way to Spend $5: Doughnuts

    Favorite Way to Spend $20: Flowers (presumably for Caroyl?)

  • Caroyl Gilbert

    Birthday: April 17, 1964

    Favorite Food: Chicken Marsala

    Favorite Drink: Margarita/Tea

    Favorite Coffee: Mocha Cappuccino

    Favorite Candy: Snickers

    Favorite Snack: Popcorn

    Favorite Animal: Unicorn

    Favorite Way to Spend $5: Starbucks

    Favorite Way to Spend $20: 2nd Hand Store (Pennywise)

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