United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks
Friday, June 22, 2018

Youth Ministry



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.  I Timothy 4:12

We Invite You to Join Us:  Welcome to UMC Thousand Oaks Youth Ministry!  All young people in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join in one or all of the many facets of our youth ministry.  We know this time of life can be a difficult one, and so our Church provides loving and caring mentors who listen, teach, and care deeply about the lives of our youth.   We learn about our faith, we allow time for questions, and we practice our faith together!  

Youth Are Valued: We value the gifts and passions that our teenagers bring to our Church community.    We empower them to use their gifts to help change our world for the Glory of God.   There are many ways our youth are involved in doing this within our Church. 

Our Program’s Scope:  On Sundays we encourage participation in worship and we offer Bible studies.  We offer United Methodist Youth on Wednesday nights, whose programs include monthly mission projects, faith-based discussions around relevant issues, plus lots of FUN!    Many more opportunities for spiritual growth, service, and fun are offered outside of Sundays and Wednesdays.  These include Sierra Service Project, camps, retreats, beach days, and much, much more!    Come and visit us.  We promise to welcome all with open arms! 

Click Here for the Youth Weekly Schedule

Click Here for a Parental Consent/ Liability Release /Health Form & Covenant for Youth Ministries 2014-2015

Click Here for a Photography Consent Form

Safe Sanctuaries:  Here at UMCTO, we are committed to the physical, emotional & spiritual safety of children and youth.  We have implemented and follow a Safe Sanctuaries Policy to help us with this goal. All volunteers working with children and youth are background checked & trained in the Safe Sanctuaries Policy. If you would like to view our policy, click here.  


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If you have questions, contact Patty Cogles, at (805) 495-7215 ext. 302, or email her at patricia.cogles@umcto.org.