Welcome to St. James Youth Ministry!

Here at St. James, our goal is to empower students to follow Jesus, love others, and to change the world. We believe that youth can also lead others in discipleship, both friends and peers as well as children and adults!

We aim to provide space where youth can be their authentic selves, wrestle with difficult questions, discover who God is calling them to be and above all know they are loved.


We develop and deepen Christian friendships by sharing time together with activities that intentionally build community. We encourage authentic relationships through regular small groups and weekend retreats.


We grow as Christians through Worship, Bible Study, Prayer and other Spiritual Practices.


We live our faith by serving others in local service projects, summer mission trips and alongside church missions.



We connect with the larger church through participating in St. James wide ministries and events as well as with NC UMC district and conference youth events.


Stay up to date by following us on Instagram, and also by visiting our linktree (linktr.ee/stjamesumcyouth) and signing up for our Youth E-Newsletter.


For more questions or to sign up for the Youth E-Newsletter, contact Kuda Kagura, Pastor of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry, at kuda@stjconnect.org.