Revolution Student Ministry
Who we are!
Welcome to Revolution Student Ministry at Long's Chapel UMC. We want our youth ministry to be the catalyst in preparing our students to live spiritually bold lives in a culture desperately needing to see the difference that living for Christ makes. The apostle Paul explains that we are in a spiritual battle and calls us all to “be alert, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong and to love without ceasing!” We want our youth ministry to ignite students into spiritual revolution. Our program is intended to be a training and proving ground for the next generation of more fully devoted followers of Christ.
The 56rs is changing to become the 76rs and will feature our amazing 6th and 7th grade students! More on this change soon to come!
Revolution Youth Sunday Nights
Students in 6th-12th grades and their families
All youth in 6th-12th grade are encouraged to join us for worship, hang time, games, and engaging teaching geared towards teens Sunday afternoons from 4pm-6pm. All youth will meet in the Underground at 4pm for welcome and worship by our youth worship band. We will have hang out, games, and then all youth will be a part of conversation about how faith and life are really inseparable. It all ends with free snacks in the Underground around 6pm. Following youth we will have AFTERGLOW, a time for youth to go hang out at a local fast food place, grab some dollar menu items and fellowship.
Vertical Thought Sunday School
Students in 6th-12th grade and 56'r Club
Join us Sunday mornings at 9:40-10:45 as we gather to engage in thought provoking teaching centered in scripture! We offer several options for this engaging time Sunday morning:
•56r Girls (girls in 5th and 6th grade) - Meet in the room across from Youth office in main office basement.
•56r Boys (boys in 5th and 6th grade) - Meet in Youth office in main office basement.
ALL 7TH-12 GRADE YOUTH WILL MEET IN THE UNDERGROUND.
SPRING SEMESTER: NEW TESTAMENT: Book of Revelation, taught by Bill Jarrell. We are excited to be entering into the fascinating book of Revelation which has been a book full of mystery, intrigue, and much, much varied interpretation! This basic overview of the book will look at connections thorughout all of scripture and will be a great place of learning as well as asking questions! Make sure to arrive early for morning snacks as this class will BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:40AM.
Students in 6th-12th grades
Life Groups meet Wednesday's at 6:30pm-8pm (dinner begins at 5:15pm and Underground doors open at 6pm). We offer 6 LIfe Groups for our middle and high school youth. Life Groups go beyond just learning. Groups bond together by interacting with real life issues and faith and actually going out and doing life together! The following courses are now being offered:
NEW COURSES WILL BE OFFERED SEPTEMBER 7TH. PLEASE JOIN US IN THE UNDERGROUND AT 6:30PM TO DISCUSS NEW GROUPS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER!
Middle School Guys: Led by Fil Colon and Mike Cole
Middle School Girls: Led by Courtney Mayse
High School Guys: Led by Shawn Winburn, Jason Smith, and Al Tenan
High School Girls, Delight Group: Led by Allison Cabe, Tonya Gardner, Kathy Hefner, and Sarah Conklin
High School Girls: Led by Leah Mehaffey, Lynn Lamar, and Katy Gould
Confirmation: Led by Lindsey Ebaugh and Mackenzie Tenan
for 6th graders and any Middle School Youth
Our Confirmation class will be meeting in the beginning of January 2017- April 2017. We will begin on Wednesday January 11 and this class will meet in the church office downstairs in the Children Director's office 6:30-8pm. Confirmation is primarily for our youth in 6th grade but is open to any of our Middle and High School youth wanting to learn more about the Christian faith and United Methodist tradition and make a decision to follow Christ and become a member of the body of Christ, the Church!
Parent Classes for youth in Confirmation: Pastor Tim McConnell will be teaching a series of classes for the parents of our confirmands. The first parent class is January 22, 2017 (Sunday) at 4:30-5:30pm in the church office conference room. (This will occur during Revolution Youth Group).
February 18 2017- Beth Israel Synagogue trip
March 3-5 2017- Confirmation Retreat at Lake Junaluska
March 12 2017- Open Door, serving lunch
April 23 2017- St. Margaret's Cathedral Catholic Church trip, Maggie Valley
April 29 2017- Confirmation Banquet in the Fellowship Hall and practice for Confirmation Sunday
April 30 2017- Confirmation Sunday and lunch to follow
For more information please contact Lindsey Ebaugh!
ANNUAL CRUD KICKOFF TO SUMMER! ALL YOUTH AND RISING YOUTH ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR A DAY OF MESSY GAMES AND LAUGHTER WEDNESDAY JUNE 14 FROM 4PM-7PM. MAKE SURE TO BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND A TOWEL TO DRY OFF WITH. WEAR SOMETHING YOU WON'T REGRET THROWING AWAY OR AT LEAST BRING A PLASTIC BAG TO TAKE THEM HOME WITH YOU! WE WILL PROVIDE FOOD AFTERWARDS. NO COST! BRING YOUR GAME FACE AND LET'S KICK OFF SUMMER IN A COMPLETE MESS!!
FRIDAY JUNE 16: JAMAICA MISSION MEETING FROM 6PM-9PM IN THE UNDERGROUND
SATURDAY JUNE 17: WILDERNESS TRAIL PRE-HIKE. WE WILL MEET UP AT JUKEBOX JUNCTION IN THE BETHEL COMMUNITY AT 7:30AM. WE WILL THEN CARPOOL TO OUR DESTINATION WHICH WILL BE BLACK BALSAM KNOB OFF OF THE BLUE RIDGE HIGHWAY. THIS AREA IS LOCATED BETWEEN DEVIL'S COURTHOUSE AND GRAVEYARD FIELDS AND IS IDEAL BECAUSE OF THE SIMILIAR TERRAIN FOUND ON WILDERNESS TRAIL. WE WILL HIKE UP TO SAM'S KNOB AS WELL AS ON FLAT CREEK LAUREL TRAIL (WHICH IS NOT SO FLAT). BRING THE SHOES YOU PLAN ON HIKING IN AND COMFORTABLE CLOTHES, A LARGE WATER BOTTLE, HAT/SUNSCREEN, A DAY HIKE PACK WITH SNACKS, A CAMERA, AND A GOOD ATTITUDE! ALONG THE HIKE WE WILL DISCUSS DETAILS ABOUT TRAIL AND WHAT TO BRING AND EXPECT AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT TRAIL. WE WILL THEN HEAD BACK TO JUKEBOX JUNCTION TO HAVE A LATE LUNCH SO BRING SOME LUNCH MONEY TOO!
SUNDAY JUNE 18: DEEPCREEK TRIP TO BRYSON CITY! EVERYONE IS INVITED TO TUBE WITH US DOWN THE COLD WATERS OF DEEPCREEK! MEET UP AT 11AM NEAR THE UNDERGROUND WITH A CHANGE OF CLOTHES, SUNSCREEN, SANDALS THAT CAN GET WET (BUT NO FLIP FLOPS) A TOWEL AND SOME LUNCH MONEY. THE COST OF THIS TRIP IS $7 AND COVERS YOUR TUBE, TRANSPORTATION, AND ICE CREAM AFTER YOU GET OUT OF THE RIVER! WE WILL PLAN ON COMING HOME AROUND 5PM. WE WILL EAT LUNCH AFTER WE GET OUT OF THE RIVER.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21: WILDERNESS TRAIL MEETING IN THE UNDERGROUND AT 7PM. WE WILL HAND OUT FORMS AND DISCUSS DETAILS OF THIS TRIP. ALL DEPOSITS FOR THIS TRIP OF $75 ARE DUE AT THIS TIME. THE COST OF THIS TRIP IS $300.00.
JUNE 25-JULY 1: MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP TO RICHMOND VIRGINIA!
JULY 4: 6PM-FIREWORKS
JULY 6- JULY 14: HIGH SCHOOL MISSIONS TRIP TO JAMAICA
JULY 9: OPEN DOOR
JULY 17-21: MISSION HAYWOOD
JULY 30-AUGUST 5: WILDERNESS TRAIL
Connect With Us
TO BE INCLUDED ON OUR WEEKLY YOUTH EMAIL PLEASE EMAIL LINDSEY EBAUGH AT email@example.com TO BEGIN TO RECEIVE OUR EMAILS.
CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AT SHAWN.WINBURN AND LOOK FOR THE REVOLUTION UNDERGROUND SYMBOL
Shawn Winburn, Director of Student Ministries, Senior High
828-456-3993 ext. 13 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Ebaugh, Youth Coordinator
828-456-3993 ext. 24 email@example.com
We pride ourselves on having the best adults serving our youth! We are really proud of our incredible leaders who serve as Sunday School teachers, Small group leaders, Sunday night volunteers, trip chaperones, and more! If you are interested in serving our teenagers and being a part of the most unique team of adults, then give us a call at 456-3993 or download the volunteer form. Upon turning in the form below to the church office you will be contacted by one of the youth leaders for a one on one interview. We are Safe Sanctuaries compliant and require a background check on all of our volunteers!
We are a Safe Sanctuary compliant church. All of our adults must attend Safe Sanctuary Training, fill out a background check form, and a volunteer form in order to serve our youth!
THE NEXT SAFE SANCTURARY TRAINING IS FEBRUARY 12 1:30-3PM IN THE VENUE.
We have a student led youth council that serves directly with the youth leaders. They meet once a month to ensure the youth ministry stays on track!
Director of Student Ministries
Shawn has been serving youth and their families since his first gig at Lake Shore UMC in Jacksonville Florida in 2002. He is a graduate from Toccoa Falls College and is pursuing a Masters in Christian Practice at Duke Divinity. Shawn has served Long's Chapel since 2006. He has two kids, Micah and Emma and he enjoys hiking and camping with his dog Ginger, snowboarding, a good cup of joe, scoping out waterfalls, and long drives on the parkway.
Lindsey is a graduate of Revolution Student Ministries and has recently graduated UNC Pembroke and has come on board to serve as our Youth Coordinator. Although she will be working primarily with our middle school students Lindsey will work in concert with Shawn as they intergrate middle and high school students in a variety of ways! Lindsey has attended Long's Chapel her entire life (23 years) and brings her love of animals and youth, her wild and crazy humor and antics, and her love for Christ to our youth ministry. Lindsey enjoys hiking, Netflix, target shooting semi-automatic hang guns with her brothers, holding puppies and looking for owls.