LAGR Children and Youth Activities

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

LaGrange District Children's Coordinator - Rev. Kimberly Evans, Salem UMC,

Brent Ritter and other's who work with youth in the local church, meet monthly for lunch and informal discussions and swapping of ideas for youth ministry.  Below are the next several dates and locations for these lunches.  If you work with youth at your church, you are welcome to join them! All lunches are at noon at restaurants in Newnan, unless otherwise indicated.

   Thursday, December 20 - LaParilla
   Thursday, January 17 - Shane's Rib Shack
   Thursday, February 21 - Red Robin
   Thursday, March 21 - Chicken Salad Chick

Youth Delegates Needed for Annual Conference 2019

Each district is asked to provide 4 youth (ages 14-17) to serve as delegates for Annual Conference in Athens, June 11-14, 2019.  The district will pay for your hotel and provide money for meals.  Youth who are interested are asked to complete an application and return it to the District Office by January 10.  The Board of Laity will meet on January 15 to make their selections.  Click here to download an application or call the district office to have one emailed or mailed to you.  Applications must include a letter of recommendation from your pastor.  The district is also looking for 5 Young Adults (18-35) to serve as delegates to Annual Conference.  If you know someone who is interested in serving in that capacity, please have them contact their pastor.

Winter Youth Retreats at Lake Junaluska
Come to a youth group retreat at Lake Junaluska this winter for adventure, spiritual growth and worship in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Energized worship with great bands is built into every program weekend, and groups can choose to ski, do a mission project or participate in other activities during the day. Find more information at


•           December 29 – January 1 New Year’s Weekend: Andy Lambert (Speaker) and Jimmy Atkins (Worship Band)

•           January 18–21 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend: Lowell McNaney (Speaker), The Advice (Worship Band)

•           January 25–27: Charlie Conder (Speaker) and The Advice (Worship Band)

•           February 8–10: Stephanie Hand (Speaker) and Zachariah Suggs (Worship Band)

•           February 15–18: Presidents Day Weekend: Mark Oestreicher (Speaker) and Cameron Moore (Worship Band)

Campus Crawl Now is the time for your high school students to start thinking about and planning visits to colleges. Even if they know where they are going it never hurts to look at what our Georgia campuses offer, and it's also important they get an introduction to campus ministries. Your students should know that a vital campus ministry is available to them when they are out of high school and no longer in your youth ministry. We provide a campus tour of 12 campuses for only $75 (when registered by November 1 - includes lodging, food, transportation, and all the fun that comes with a road trip through 12 campuses). The Campus Crawl retreat is for high school students, and it's quickly filling up (it's limited to 50 youth). The retreat is February 28th through March 3rd (a Thursday night through Sunday afternoon). Registration is open at

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.)