How to Help - Student Ministries

Every day middle school & high school students have people speaking messages into their life; from the hundreds of ads they see & hear every day to the countless hours of media they consume on a daily basis. What if we took the time to speak truth, love & encouragement into their hearts & mind so that they too might have a meaningful relationship with God & those around them?  That is why we need you to get involved. As a Small Group Leader (SGL), you can help speak the words of truth & life into this generation – to make an eternal difference!

Six8 SGL (6th-8th Grade)

Our small groups are the heart of our ministry. This is where we connect with students & engage their hearts, minds & souls. Our Small Group Leaders (SGLs) work together with another experienced adult to lead a small group of students. Our SGLs facilitate small group discussions, interact with students in & outside of small group & also walk alongside students through life. 

Time Commitment:
2.5 hrs a week (Wednesdays 6-8:30)

All of our leaders receive training opportunities throughout the year, in addition to occasional check-in meetings by a ministry leader.

Nine12 SGL (9th-12th Grade)

Our small groups are the heart of our ministry. This is where we connect with students & engage their hearts, minds & souls. Our Small Group Leaders (SGLs) work together with another experienced adult to lead a small group of students. Our SGLs facilitate small group discussions, interact with students in & outside of small group & also walk alongside students through life.

Time Commitment:
2.5 hrs a week (Sundays 6:15-8:45)

All of our leaders receive training opportunities throughout the year, in addition to occasional check-in meetings by a ministry leader.

Parent Helpers (All Grades)

Is your student current involved in one of our student ministries? Then why don't you ask them if you can help out with their group. Not only will this give you an opportunity to see what they see and experience what they experience but we guarantee you will enjoy it! Our parent helpers merely show up each week & make themselves available. They are not asked to teach or lead anything out of their comfort zone (unless they want to).

Time Commitment: 
Varies with program time

No training is required but you are required to pass a background check which we provide.

Questions? Please contact the church office

Background Checks

ALL FSM volunteers MUST provide a PA State Criminal Background Check, PA Child Sexual Abuse History Verification which indicates NO RECORD, and a FBI Fingerprint report. Residents of PA for 10 or more consecutive years are excused from the fingerprint requirement if they complete a notarized Affidavit.

Procedures for Volunteer Clearances

All the info you need to obtain the necessary clearances for working with children at Faith Church

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Safe Sanctuaries

ALL FSM volunteers must participate in Safe Sanctuaries training every 3 years. Safe Sanctuaries is the title of our church policy detailing the safeguards in place for the protection of children and volunteers on our campus and the reporting procedures for accidents, injuries, and suspected abuse. The full policy can be viewed below.

Faith Church Child Policy

Safe Sanctuaries Policy for Faith United Methodist Church

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