Mission: To be a Youth Ministry which creates a Godly Atmosphere
that Reaches Seekers and Grows Believers in Jesus Christ
through Fun, Fellowship, Prayer, Scripture, Worship and Mission.

Vision

All involved in [email protected] will be:

Welcomed…in a way that they know they are immediately a part of the group.
"Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don’t see things the way you do. And don’t jump all over them every time they do or say something you don’t agree with— even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.” Romans 14:1 (The Message)

Followed Up With…when they are new, gone for a while, have made large faith decisions, or any other time follow up is needed.
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 (NIV)

Connected…with other youth, adults, the church and God.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 (NIV)

Walked with…in a way that they understand that everyone has room to grow, we all have struggles, and we are in this together.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
Contact us for more information or with any questions. 515-964-4249

If you have any questions about our youth program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Youth Ministry.

SPARK 6TH-8TH GRADE 

Spark is the youth group for students in 6th-8th grade that meets Wednesday nights at 6:00-7:00pm. Each night will consist of fellowship, worship, and discussion. This fall, students are meeting outdoors at the Christian Life Center. 

IGNITE 9TH-12TH GRADE

Ignite is our youth group for students in 9th-12th grade that meets Wednesday nights at 7:30-8:30pm. Come worship, have fellowship, and have fun! This fall, students are meeting outdoors at the Christian Life Center. 

Ankeny First United Methodist Church
206 SW Walnut Ankeny, Iowa 50023
515-964-4249