Youth Ministry

Welcome to Union's Youth Ministry!

Our desire is to create a community where youth feel known, accepted, and cared for as they grow into mature followers of Jesus Christ. Whether you’ve been raised in church or if this is your first time visiting Union Church, we hope this can be a place where you can learn more about God, develop your faith and walk hand in hand with those just like you.

We have a variety of opportunities and events for youth (11-18 years old). Details are available below, and if you have any questions please email us at  .


Youth Services 
Union's Youth meet on Friday nights, Sunday mornings, and Wednesday evenings for fellowship and learning more about the Christian faith. It's a great way for students to make new friends, learn more about God's love for them, and find a safe and fun place to just be themselves.

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Mentoring Programme
Mentoring consists of matching an experienced adult follower of Christ with a youth (aged 11 to 17), with the goal of developing soul-friendship and accountability. Mentoring is an old Christian practice based on the Apostle Paul's relationship with Timothy. 

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Youth Baptism

Confirmation/Baptism
The Confirmation/Youth Baptism programme is a year-long programme committed to teaching youth aged 12 and older the essentials of what it means to be a Christ follower. It is a meaningful opportunity to experience spiritual formation and forge deeper relationships inside and outside church.

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Youth Services

Friday Nights

The purpose of Friday Youth is to learn more about the Christian faith while building relationships with other youth and adult leaders. Currently we are running our Alpha Youth series. This is the place where youth can ask big questions about life and meaning, and learn who Jesus is. This is a great opportunity to bring along a friend from outside Union Church. 

Juniors (ages 11-13) 
meet from 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Seniors (ages 14-18) meet from 7:30pm - 9:00pm 

Sunday Mornings
We've been meeting at Pastor Michele's home at 11:15am. Juniors are continuing with their series on asking bold questions and Seniors have started a Bible study on the book of Philippians. Please contact Hunter at if you have questions. 

The aim of our Sunday gathering is to strengthen students' knowledge of the Bible and develop them into mature disciples of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday Evenings
On Wednesdays we've been watching the series Chosen about Jesus' disciples and discussing it together. We're meeting from 6:30pm - 8:00pm on Zoom. Contact us for the Zoom link. 

Saturday Beach Cleanup - 22 May 
Youth are invited to join us as we head to Po Toi Island to do a beach cleanup on Saturday the 22nd. You can find more information and our sign up sheet HERE. Please note that there are only 12 spots available - make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

Youth events May 2021

Mission Trips

Most years, youth have the opportunity to share Christ's love through their actions on an international missions trip in the Spring and Fall! With the prospect of a vaccine for COVID-19, we hope to start taking missions trips again in the second half of 2021 or 2022. For upcoming trip info, check out our upcoming events or email us!

Mentoring Programme

Mentoring consists of matching an experienced adult follower of Christ with a youth (aged 11 to 17), with the goal of developing soul-friendship and accountability. It fits perfectly with Union Church’s mission to make mature followers in all nations for Jesus Christ, through our united lifestyle, witness and mission. Mentoring is an old Christian practice based on the Apostle Paul’s own relationship with Timothy. In Acts 16 we learn of Paul’s decision to be Timothy’s spiritual father.

Expectations of the mentors
1. Meet one-on-one with your mentee once month
2. Check in with him/her every other week (phone call, whatsapp, text message…)
3. Attend one meaningful event involving your mentee during the year (sport, graduation, play, band performance etc)
4. Communicate on a regular basis (at least every 2 months) with the Youth Director and the parents

There are many benefits of a good mentoring program: role-modelling, faith development, accountability, and deepening ties within our congregation. Think of the mentor as a very good teacher at school - someone you will always remember.

If you have any questions or would like more info, please email us!
Hunter Purvis, Youth Director: 
Youth Ministry: 

Baptism & Confirmation

This programme is open to youth between 12 to 17 years old, and is supervised by the Youth Director of Union Church. Below are FAQs that will help you understand this programme better.

What should I expect from the Youth Confirmation programme?
The Confirmation programme is a year-long programme committed to teaching youth aged 12 and older the essentials of what it means to live their life in Christ. It is a meaningful opportunity to experience spiritual formation and forge deeper relationships inside and outside church.

Do we have to confirm once we enrol in the programme?
No. Youth who enrol are called ‘candidates’ and do not have to pledge that they will be confirmed at the end of the year. The programme is an exploration of the Christian faith that should lead to an informed and personal decision from the youth whether to confirm their faith in Christ or not.

What is the difference between Confirmation and Teen Baptism?
Youth who have already been baptised will do confirmation, while youth who have not been baptised will do ‘youth baptism’ (which has the same value as an adult baptism). But the programme is the same!

How can I enrol?
As you can see on the Confirmation Infographic, the process for confirmation is simple. You first need to register by sending an email to  . We will then pair the candidate with a mentor, who will meet on a regular basis with him/her. At the end of the year (in May) we do an awesome spiritual retreat. We do require participation in the retreat - you won't regret it!

Thank you for considering joining the Confirmation and Youth Baptism at Union Church! Get in touch with us now by sending an email to