Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

About KYM

We love teenagers and want them to be as supported, encouraged, and taught as thoroughly as possible. That’s why we’re committed not only to providing opportunities for students through our ministry but also to equipping those adults around students for the fun times, tough times, and every time in between. Read more about our commitment to you below.

Parent Letter 2017

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Who we are

KYM (KUMC Youth Ministry) is an engaging, inclusive ministry of Kennesaw United Methodist Church specifically for students in 6th-12th grades.

Our Mission

KYM seeks to help and equip parents to raise and teenagers to be lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.



Sunday Mornings

Join our KUMC family at one of our Worship Services at 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 a.m. We have a Youth Gathering Time beginning at 9:45a in The Rise*, and our middle and high school Sunday School classes meet from 10:00-10:45a and 11:00-noon.

Sunday Nights

All 6th-12th grade students are invited to our youth-specific Sunday afternoon event: Sunday Night Live. We meet from 4:30-7 in the CAC (Christian Activities Center) for fellowship, encouragement, and Life Groups.

Here’s what a typical Sunday evening looks like:

4:30 – Gathering Games in the CAC

4:45 – Snack Supper (tacos, pizza, breakfast, etc.)

5:15 – Interactive / Teambuilding Games

6 – Life Groups (based on gender and grade. Open to everyone!)


On Wednesdays each week from 6:30-8:00pm, we meet in The Rise* to give students a breath (or break) in the middle of their week. It’s designed to provide an opportunity to realign our focus with what God has in mind for how we live our lives. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” So our goal is to strengthen our heart – the core of our life. We talk about life, laugh, visualize, dream, stretch, and allow our minds and hearts to release the stress and weight of the world. All students allowed. No phones allowed.


If you have any questions, please email our youth minister, Nikki Hobus: nikki (at)


*The Rise is the section of our Kennesaw UMC building designated for youth activities. It’s located upstairs in our New Education Wing.

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