SPRC is pleased to introduce and welcome Jason Enoch as our part-time Youth and Children’s Ministry Director. Jason is a recent Western Michigan University graduate with degrees in Digital Marketing, E-Commerce and Data Analytics. He definitely knows how to talk “tech” with people. But because God works in mysterious ways, Jason has discovered a passion for the needs of children and youth with Jesus as their greatest friend. The Church Council affirms that our partnering with Jason in rebuilding our youth and children’s ministry is essential to VUMC’s future. Please include Jason and his efforts in your prayers.
The purpose of our Youth Ministry is to provide the opportunity to LOVE God, LEAD others to Jesus Christ, LINK together with other Christians, LEARN ABOUT & GROW in our Christian faith, and LOOK after the needs of our community.
What we believe, and why we do it!
Our ministry is here to quench their thirst, in a way they can appreciate and understand. We do this by providing several different ways for students to get involved. We offer programs for ages 6-12; Currently online for the safety of our students and their families.
“I come here because I know it’s okay for me to ask questions about God and my faith as a Christian.”
– sixth grade student
Summer Mission Program
Each year for the last 18 years VUMC youth ministries have participated in a summer mission programs. Since 2008 we have traveled to Orlando, FL, Campbellsville, KY, Eubank, KY, Queens, NY, and the Osage Nation Reservation, Osage, OK, Loveland, CO, Austin, TX, and Rutland VT. For the summer of 2014 the youth stayed here in Vicksburg and served our local community, cleaning up around our church and within the village after a massive summer storm.
Summer mission projects have varied from putting on a Vacation Bible School for a poverty stricken trailer park 2 miles from the gates of Disney, to fixing the floor and plumbing of a widow in Oklahoma.