Helping students find and fulfill God’s purpose for their lives!

Our youth ministry is called “4:12” This comes from 1 Timothy 4:12:

“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.” 

Our goal is to partner with parents and caring adults in helping students find and fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. We want to do this by creating an environment where students can Belong, find the Truth to Believe in, and Become more like Jesus!

Wednesday Nights

The main 4:12 gathering happens on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-8:00 pm and students from 5th-12th grade are welcome to join us.

We have fun playing games, worshiping together with a live band, listening to a short message, and splitting up into small groups according to age.

Newcomers can register at the following link:

Small Groups

Small Groups are a critical part of our ministry because it’s where students can share, ask questions, make friends, and have an adult leader invest in them. Small groups happen each Wednesday to go deeper into the week’s topic. Occasionally, small groups will have fun activities outside of normal gatherings.

Mission Trip

This summer, Marion Methodist will be partnering with Next Step Ministries for a Christ-centered, mission trip to Kansas City, Missouri. 

 Activities will include worship, construction, helping with feeding programs, and helping to spread the love of God in the neighborhood. The trip will conclude with a day of fun at one of the local attractions. 

To Register or for more information

Winter Retreat

It’s a time to get away from the normal routine of life, school, and other activities. The goal is to retreat and spend time with other youth and adult leaders while growing in our relationship with God and each other. Winter retreats are perfect for unwinding, reflecting on what really matters, and making new relationships.

Summer Camp

This year, Marion Methodist is again partnering with Summer Games University, and we are encouraging all students and their friends to join. Because our church values young people and knows the importance a week at camp has in the lives of our youth, Marion Methodist is offering a massive discount to its students. You pay the deposit of $79, and we will cover the rest. For more information and registrations click here:

Parent Forums

It’s an event/space where parents of preteens and teens can connect with our Youth Pastor and other parents in a similar stage in life.

The Parent Forums will focus on specific topics relevant to parenting, faith, and students’ struggles.

These are the ways you can always know what is happening at 4:12 and never miss an event:

Sign up for the biweekly parent email to get updates, news, and resources for parents

Sign up for our texting updates. Get last-minute reminders and information directly to your phone. For Parents, text the word 412PARENT and for students text the word 412YOUTH to (888) 573-7112 to sign up.

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