Director of Middle School Ministry
Our Director of Middle School Ministry, Adam Witter, has a B.S. Ed. in Business Education from the University of Georgia and a M.Div. from Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He has been serving in ministry for nearly ten years now. Adam grew up in Lawrenceville, GA, where he heard the call to ministry while in high school after leading middle school students as a student leader. He has worked as a youth pastor at various churches in the Atlanta area and has even spent a summer as a work projects staff member and worship leader for a YouthWorks camp in West Virginia. At his most recent church, Adam served four years as the Director of Middle School Ministry and was promoted to oversee the entire youth ministry as the Minister of Youth for the past two years.
Adam his wife Brooks, have a beautiful daughter, Norah. The Witter family joined our to our church family in April 2016.
Q&A with our Director of Student Middle School Ministry
What do you believe God has called you to do here at HMUMC?
“I believe God has called me to HMUMC to help students see the injustice in the world and be compelled to do something about it. As Paul told Timothy, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12).””
What is your vision for your position?
“I believe there is no better way to lead students to Christ than through the local church. To that end, I feel that it is crucial to disciple the next generation to continue on its legacy. It is my desire that our students have a faith that sticks after graduation, and I believe this is done best through an authentic gospel presentation, in the mobilization of students being in church through service, and through partnership with parents.”
Where would you like to see your ministry in 5 years?
“In the next five years I’d like to see the Student Ministry develop an intergenerational emphasis, where the benefits of the wisdom and resources of age are combined with the enthusiasm and innovation of youth throughout the entire church. Like the African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and I believe that God will do great things with this next generation to impact their schools, teams, their families, and the Church at large for His greater good.”
Where are you praying for people to help?
“In youth ministry, people talk a lot about a preferred ratio of one adult for every five kids on a retreat, or one adult for every seven kids for a small group. I propose a new 5:1 ratio that essentially flips that ratio upside down to where we have five people of influence pouring into each kid. Building a team of five could be one of the single most significant gifts you could give your child as he or she walks out faith through adolescence.”