Youth Leadership Teams

Youth Leadership Teams

Leadership Team Opportunities

The Manchester UMC Youth programs provides a variety of leadership and team building small groups. These teams are offered to ALL youth, grades 6-12. The Leadership Teams are smaller, informal gatherings. This is a great alternative for youth who would prefer a smaller setting than the larger Youth Group on Sundays.

Leadership Teams for Middle Schoolers

Hospitality Team

Who: 6-12 graders
Day: Alternating Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

The Hospitality Team meets every other week on Tuesday evenings, though the bulk of the work will be done outside of regular meeting times. Youth will design and implement a system that welcomes new members, reaches out to members who have been absent, and provides care for members who are struggling. Youth will also engage in scripture and learn how to effectively care for each other in Christian love. If you see enjoy meeting new people, find deep value in caring for others, and are comfortable using technology to connect to other youth, this is the group for you.


Event Planning Team

Who: 6-12 graders
Day: Alternating Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

The Event Planning Team meets every other week on Tuesday evenings to plan some major youth events, the biggest of which is our fundraiser Night at the Bistro. Youth will be responsible for generating creative ideas as well as implementing them before and during the events. There will be some work required outside of meeting times. Youth will also engage in scripture and learn what it means to be in church leadership while putting those skills into practice with adult supervision and mentoring. If you are organized, enjoy planning, and have great ideas you want to see come to life, this is the group for you.


Marketing Team

Who: 6-12 graders
Day: Alternating Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

The Marketing Team meets every other week on Tuesday evenings to brainstorm ways to communicate youth events and announcements to all involved. If you are organized, enjoy being intuitive, and have new ways to disseminate information, this is the group for you.

Leadership Teams for High Schoolers

Hospitality Team

Who: 6-12 graders
Day: Alternating Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

The Hospitality Team meets every other week on Tuesday evenings, though the bulk of the work will be done outside of regular meeting times. Youth will design and implement a system that welcomes new members, reaches out to members who have been absent, and provides care for members who are struggling. Youth will also engage in scripture and learn how to effectively care for each other in Christian love. If you see enjoy meeting new people, find deep value in caring for others, and are comfortable using technology to connect to other youth, this is the group for you.


Event Planning Team

Who: 6-12 graders
Day: Alternating Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

The Event Planning Team meets every other week on Tuesday evenings to plan some major youth events, the biggest of which is our fundraiser Night at the Bistro. Youth will be responsible for generating creative ideas as well as implementing them before and during the events. There will be some work required outside of meeting times. Youth will also engage in scripture and learn what it means to be in church leadership while putting those skills into practice with adult supervision and mentoring. If you are organized, enjoy planning, and have great ideas you want to see come to life, this is the group for you.


Marketing Team

Who: 6-12 graders
Day: Alternating Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

The Marketing Team meets every other week on Tuesday evenings to brainstorm ways to communicate youth events and announcements to all involved. If you are organized, enjoy being intuitive, and have new ways to disseminate information, this is the group for you.


Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

Who: 9-12 graders
Day: Alternating Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Zoom

YAC members partner with Beth to make decisions about the overall direction of Manchester Youth. They come up with new ideas, as well as brainstorming solutions to problems. In order to be on YAC you have to be on another leadership team (Marketing, Event Planning, Hospitality, Band, Cantate, or Tech team).  


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