At Platte Woods UMC Student Ministries we are committed to Fellowship, Leadership, Teaching and Evangelism. Our goal is to reach out to the students in the Northland and show them the love of Christ. For all the latest news about Student Ministries, follow us on Facebook or on Instagram @pwyouth. For more information about PWUMC Student Ministry, please contact Janessa Smith, director of Student Ministries.

Programs and Activities

Sunday Not School is a continuous class that meets every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. throughout the year. This is a time where students go deeper into scripture and learn more about how to apply the bible to their every day life! Classes are divided into grades 6-8 and 9-12. 


Youth Night meets on Sundays from 6-8 p.m. in the Student Center. This is a fun, high energy night where we build community while learning about Jesus! We play games in our gym, worship through song, hear an age appropriate message, then break up into small groups by gender and grade! For Youth Night please enter through the doors in south parking lot (the parking lot closest to Prairie View Rd!)


Confirmation is both foundational & formational for a student’s faith journey. It provides deep knowledge of the Christian faith that opens up a new way of understanding. In addition, it gives the student an opportunity to own faith unlike ever before. Confirmation classes run from mid-September through the beginning of March. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and are open to students 8th grade and up.

Upcoming Events


If you have not set up an account in ChurchLink, you will need to do that before you are able to register. Please follow the instructions HERE.


1/5 Romans and Christians

1/25 Serve and Slide 


2/2 – No Youth Night 

2/29 LEAP Winter Conference


3/8 Confirmation Sunday at 11:00 service

Sanctuary Kamp sign ups are open! This is a week of friends, worship, campfires, and more! You don’t want to miss this awesome week!

When: July 20-25

Where: Heits Point

Who: anyone ages 12-18

Cost: early bird pricing until January 31st – $275

regular pricing – $350

(email Janessa for our church discount code!)

Sign up for kamp by clicking here 

LEAP Winter Conference! (This is The Table Conference with a new name).

Leap 2020 is a one-day conference experience for middle and high school students happening  at Platte Woods UMC in the KC area on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Churches from around the KC metro/across the state will be joining us this day! Students will experience meal packing with Rise Against Hunger, worship, interactive breakouts, games and more! The registration fee will be $30 per person through January 31, 2020 for early bird, $40 standard and $50 on the day of the event. There is no cost for adults wanting to participate!

Click here to register for LEAP! 

(Under youth leaders name you MUST put Janessa Smith. If you are inviting a friend please make sure they know this!)

Serve and Slide

We are going to Harvesters and Snow Creek on January 25th! We will be leaving the church at 1:30 to go serve our community by working at Harvesters from 2:00-4:00. Then we will head up to Snow Creek to go tubing! Students should dress to work in Harvesters and pack snow gear to change into when we arrive at Snow Creek. We will be back around seven that evening. The cost is $20 per person! There are limited spaces for this event so sign up quickly! Sign up to for Serve and Slide by clicking here!



Students must turn in a permission form and medical release form for any event that is held off-site. Click the buttons below to access these forms!

Scholarships: There are two scholarship programs available to PWUMC members pursuing post-secondary education. Go to our Scholarships page for more information.

Our special events and activities are designed to build community and deep a students relationship with God. We want everyone to be able to experience these events. If your student needs a scholarship to attend an event please click here to fill out our scholarship form

Leading People to Follow Jesus.





Saturdays at 5 pm
Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 am





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Platte Woods, MO 64151
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