LAGR Children and Youth Activities

LaGrange District Youth Coordinator - Mr. Brent Ritter, Newnan First,

LaGrange District Children's Coordinator - Ms. Julaunica Tigner,

Youth Delegates Needed

The LaGrange District is looking for 4 youth, ages 14-18, to serve as youth delegates to Annual Conference, June 18-20, 2020 in Athens.  Youth need to be active in their local church and have the recommendation of the pastor.  Application forms are available from the District Office or here.

GBHEM Loans & Scholarships Available
The United Methodist Church offers numerous loans and scholarships for UM college students, especially those students attending United Methodist-related schools. One of the most common programs is Dollars for Scholars, offering $3K a year plus a $1K grant from the Georgia United Methodist Foundation. Students considering a United Methodist institution should complete the simple application prior to making a final college choice. For persons applying for loans for fall of 2020, applications open January 3. Visit for more information. 


Send some high school youth to visit college campuses on the next Campus Crawl

How do you help your high school students focus on continuing their faith journey after they take off from youth group and head toward college? Wouldn't it be great to help them recognize the benefits of being a part of a Wesley Foundation or campus ministry? 

Campus Crawl is a bus tour designed to introduce 9th through 12th grade students to United Methodist campus ministries featuring our Georgia United Methodist Colleges and Universities.  In one weekend high school students will meet representatives from our United Methodist Colleges and Universities in Georgia as well as meet several Wesley Foundations on public university campuses.

This year we're visiting the following campuses and ministries: KSU, Reinhardt, Georgia Tech, Clark Atlanta, LaGrange, West Georgia, and Emory.


The weekend is Feb. 28 thru March 1 and the cost is only $95 per person. (Your youth couldn't plan a weekend visit of ONE campus for that price.) Youth who participate need not have adults from their congregation, though we would love to have one per seven participate. Feel free to recommend this retreat to individuals. The retreat could fill up early, so register now. 

Summer Camp Registration is Open at Camp Glisson
For more information, visit  Scholarships are available!

Retreats for Teenagers:

The North Georgia Conference plans and leads retreats for teenagers throughout the year. The remarkable thing about these retreats is that they are an excellent opportunity for you, the leaders of your ministry, to focus on the relationships with your youth and leave the setup, administration, the planning - the basic "mechanics" of the retreat - to us. We use excellent speakers and leaders and have experience in planning and carrying out spiritually focused retreats. Each retreat has a special focus or theme and is planned with the priority of providing an environment for spiritual growth and a "working of the soil" in which the seeds of faith have been planted.

Take a look at the list of retreats and start making plans today for you and your youth to join us:

Confirmation Spring Retreat - (March 6-8, 2020) - focuses on the five vows United Methodists make when agreeing to follow Christ - prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We also help the youth understand United Methodist polity - what it means to be a United Methodist, to be in a district and a conference, and how being a "connectional church" is a blessing.

Spiritual Life Retreats - (March 13-15, March 20-22, and March 27-29, 2020) - your choice of three weekends (the same retreat each weekend) with a guest speaker and band that leads worship as well as small groups to dig deeper in the message and understand how God is providing support and direction in the spiritual journey. Each year we have a different "theme" that directs these worship and small group times.


North Georgia Conference Youth Ministry Resources

Find information, opportunities, events, and advice on youth ministry in the North Georgia Conference at (Hint: Fall Confirmation Retreat and Bridges Summer Mission Trip to the Bahamas are good places to start.)