Student Ministry

Encourage   |   Equip   |   Empower

The Student Ministry exists to encourage, equip, and empower students to grow
as disciples who lead others to Jesus Christ.

Fall Retreat 2021

October 22 - 24 | Hamilton Mill UMC

Registration is now closed but email with questions

We're excited to host Fall Retreat 2021 at Hamilton Mill UMC! Though the location has changed, the heart of Fall Retreat remains:  Incredible Worship, student connections, and the BEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR!
The schedule for the weekend is as follows:
Friday, October 22nd7:00pm-10:30pm @ HMUMC
Saturday, October 23rd10:00am (drop off at Top Golf Gwinnett) – 9:45pm Pick Up @ HMUMC
 **Late Night for 11th-12th graders 9:45-10:45 Saturday
Sunday, October 24th9:00am-3:00pm @ HMUMC

This is an amazing weekend to DISCONNECT from our busy world & build relationships w/friends, grow our faith & have a ton of fun as we play COLOR WARS!  
Pricing for the weekend will be as follows:
  • OPTION A:  Full Weekend Pricing (all activities Friday 7:00pm until Sunday 3:00pm):  $99
  • OPTION B:  No participation on Friday (for those that may have Friday night football/band):  $89
  • OPTION C:  ALL activities Friday thru Sunday EXCEPT No Top Golf Saturday morning:  $79 (these students will meet us at HMUMC at 12:30pm Saturday.
This fee covers retreat costs, 5 meals (Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday, and Sunday lunch), t-shirt, and all the FUN!  Payment in full is due at the time of registration.  
Registration is now closed. For any questions, scholarship support, or special requests,  please contact Ms. Heather McCreary, Program Manager of Student Ministry at

Sunday Mornings 

9:15 Worship  In Person and Online
All students, in 6th - 12th grade, are encouraged to attend our Modern Service for worship and a relevant message from one of our pastors. The worship band, videos, enhanced lighting, creative elements and engaging preaching come together to shape this service that is casual in atmosphere and modern in feeling.
E3 (Encourage, Equip, Empower) at 11:00 In Person
Each Sunday at 11:00 am, all 6th - 12th grade students are encouraged to join us in our Student Center where we will equip and empower them to become disciples and followers of Jesus. We will help students connect and reflect on their faith in Jesus. 

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Wednesday Nights

Every Wednesday Night from 6:30 - 8:00 pm

The perfect place for students to experience authentic worship, encounter Scripture, and engage in small groups. Students in 6th - 12th grade will begin the evening with worship, enjoying some connection time with other students and listening to a short message. For the rest of the time, we will break up into small groups by grade and gender where the students and their leaders dive deeper into the message through discussion, prayer and sharing life together.

Parenting Class: Modern Parents Vintage Values

Starts Sunday, September 12th at 11:00 am

Are you raising kids or teens? You’re invited to walk alongside other parents as we talk about the modern challenges our students face in today’s world and how we can still encourage them to build vintage values such as Kindness, Compassion, Gratitude, & Confidence.

Join us starting on September 12th. We'll meet each Sunday at 11 am (except holidays/school breaks). This is a great opportunity for families to worship together at 9:15 and parents/kids attend class and grow in their faith at 11:00. Optional book is $15.

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About Us

Get to know more about what makes us different.

The Student Ministry at HMUMC exists to encourage, equip, and empower students to grow as disciples who lead others to Jesus Christ.
As we do this, we seek to be:
  • Christ-Centered: We inspire students and leaders to live like Christ.
  • Relational: We invest and engage in cultivating authentic relationships among students, leaders, and God.
  • Courageous: We teach students to boldly share their faith through words and actions that impact the world.
  • Grace-filled: We welcome and value each student as God does.
  • Loving: We compassionately lead students, selflessly serving and caring.

Meet the team

David Benson

Director of Student Ministries
I believe God has called me to HMUMC to encourage, equip and empower students, leaders and their families in their relationship with Jesus. I believe God has called me to join a team of Christ followers, to connect and grow a generation of young people to Jesus.

Heather McCreary

Student Ministries Program Manager
I hope to provide a loving and nurturing environment for our youth.”

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Join Our Student Ministry Leader Team

When it comes to student ministry, one of the most important elements are the adult volunteers who serve in the ministry. From Sunday school and small groups on Wednesday evenings to special events and retreat chaperones, the adults who volunteer to pour their lives into students make a huge difference. We’re looking for authentic adults who are willing to listen, have fun, ask questions, and show up consistently.

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