Youth Ministries calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos of adolescence and walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult. Youth Ministries is a bridging ministry of education, connection, formation, and hopefully, transformation.
Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships. FUMC Chula Vista strives to walk with young people on their journeys from childhood to adulthood, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world.

Youth GroupDuring the School Year

Time: Sunday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Youth Room
Sunday Night is a time to get away from all the pressures and influences of the world, retreating into a place of safety and growth. Sunday Night Youth Group often includes worship, fun and teaching that takes an element of life and applies biblical principles to the issue. Though Youth Group invites students in the 7th-12th grades, Junior High and Senior High are separated for group discussions and small groups.

Youth Life GroupDuring the School Year

Time: Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Youth Room
Life application is the theme for this gathering where we dig deeper into the Bible focused on helping youth find character building opportunities to assist in their daily lives. Bible studies will vary in topic, sometimes focusing on one book and other times focusing on a theme.

Summer Programming

During the summer, we step away from the typical Sunday youth group & Wednesday life group! We focus on summer bonfires, fun outings, and water Wednesday’s where we get soaked to beat the heat. Check out the calendar for more info!

Sunday Worship

Youth are encouraged to attend a worship service with their family. Youth leaders are always in worship services and looking out for opportunities to sit with youth during worship.

Retreats & Missions

Winter and Summer events are planned each year. This is a perfect opportunity for the youth and adult leaders to get away from the routines of everyday life and focus on building strong relationships with Christ and developing the skills to bring the Christian message to their peers. Annual trips are listed below (dates change depending on the year):
  • Fall Retreat: September
  • Confirmation Retreat: January
  • Mission Trip: 1st quarter of year (Likely January)
  • End of Year Retreat: Early June
  • Jr. & Sr. High Summer Camps: June/July

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation is right around the corner and starts in September! This 14 week course prepares our youth to take the journey into faith, explore faith on a retreat, and culminates in confirmation Sunday in front of our congregation. Sign up here 


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More Information

Interested in volunteering with the Youth Group? We are currently looking for adult volunteers who have a heart for middle school and/or high school students. Or for more information on Youth Ministry programming and activities please contact our Director of Youth Ministry, Aries Ramirez (aries.ramirez@fumccv.org)