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
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:
ALL 6TH-12 GRADE YOUTH WILL MEET IN THE UNDERGROUND.
FALL SEMESTER: OLD TESTAMENT: Our Fall series is called "Digging Up Dynamite! Blowing Up What You Thought You Knew About The Old Testament." We will be digging through some familiar and perhaps some unfamiliar stories to see what kinds of explosive truths lie in these passages of unique and faith building scriptures! We will BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 9:40AM with breakfast items to enjoy beforehand! Grow in your faith with us!!
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 Jason Gossett
Middle School Girls: Led by Sophia Jackson, Jen Smith, Debbie McConnell
High School Guys: Led by Shawn Winburn, Jason Smith, and Mike Cole
High School Girls, Delight Group: Led by Kathy Hefner, Kathryn Clontz, and Patricia Ryan
High School Girls: Led by Leah Mehaffey, Lynn Lamar, and Courtney Mayse
Confirmation: TBA (Spring 2018)
for 6th graders and any Middle School Youth
Our Confirmation class will be meeting beginning January 2018- May 2018. We will begin on Wednesday January 10 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. These dates will be TBA. The first parent class is January (Sunday) at 4:30-5:30pm in the church office conference room. (This will occur during Revolution Youth Group).
TBA- Beth Israel Synagogue trip
TBA- Confirmation Retreat at Lake Junaluska
TBA- Open Door, serving lunch
TBA- St. Margaret's Cathedral Catholic Church trip, Maggie Valley
TBA- Confirmation Banquet in the Fellowship Hall and practice for Confirmation Sunday
TBA- Confirmation Sunday and lunch to follow
For more information please contact Shawn Winburn!
CHURCH PICNIC: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16 3PM-7PM IN CANTON PARK ACROSS FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL. BRING SIDE ITEMS AND A CHAIR! HAMBURGERS AND HOTDOGS AND DRINKS PROVIDED!
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17: REVOLUTION YOUTH KICKBALL KICKOFF!! WE ARE EXCITED TO BEGIN OUR SUNDAY NIGHT YOUTH BY HOSTING A MESSY KICKBALL GAME OUT IN THE FIELD BEGINNING AT 4PM-7PM. WE WILL FOLLOW THIS WITH A COOKOUT AT THE FIELD AND A PREVIEW OF WHAT TO EXPECT THIS FALL DURING YOUTH! WE WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS AND WELCOME ALL OF OUR 6TH-12TH GRADE STUDENTS AND THEIR FRIENDS AND SHARE IN WHAT IS TO BE ONE CRAZY AND FUN - FILLED AFTERNOON! BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND A TOWEL AND CLOTHES TO GET MESSY IN AS WELL AS SHOES THAT CAN GET WET.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27: THE WELL WORSHIP NIGHT IN THE UNDERGROUND. WE WILL HAVE A UNIQUE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE SET UP IN THE UNDERGROUND FROM 6:30-8PM AND EVERYONE IS INVITED TO SHARE IN THIS AMAZING GOD FILLED EXPERIENCE IN PLACE OF LIFE GROUPS.
76'RS RETREAT: SEPTEMBER 29-30 AT TWIN BROOK RESORT IN MAGGIE VALLEY. THIS SPECIAL RETREAT IS FOR OUR YOUTH IN 6TH AND 7TH GRADE AND DEALS WITH BODY IMAGE, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND SEX. THIS WEEKEND IS GEARED IN HELPING OUR YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES CONFRONT THESE ISSUES AND BE BETTER PREPARED TO WALK THROUGH THIS TIME IN THEIR YOUNG LIVES AND TO BE READY TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS! FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT LINDSEY EBAUGH OR SALLY HUNDLEY.
ON THE HORIZON:
30 HOUR FAMINE: OCTOBER 6-7
YOUTH COSTUME PARTY: OCTOBER 29
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, Life Group leaders, Sunday night leaders, 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!
To find out when the next Safe Sanctuary training is please connect with Shawn or Lindsey or call Pam Hayward at the church office: 828-456-3993
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 has a Masters of Arts in Christian Practice from Duke Divinity. Shawn has served Long's Chapel since 2006. He has two kids, Micah and Emma and he enjoys hiking and camping, 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.