Youth Ministry

Salado UMC has an active Youth Ministry open to all youth in Grades 7 - 12. We are called "Four Twelve" which is taken from the scripture 2nd Timothy 4:12.

From Sunday School to Wednesday night fellowship, to activities and mission opportunities, there is always something meaningful and fun to do with Salado UMC Youth! See below for our weekly schedule and upcoming events.

For information about programs or how to get involved email

Paul Corder, or follow us on social media:

Weekly Schedule

Sunday Mornings

9 am - Traditional Worship Service in the Main Sanctuary.

10 am - Sunday School in the Youth Activities Center (Y.A.C.)

11:15 am - Contemporary Worship Service in the Chapel


NEW! FourTwelve Youth Sunday Evenings

Sophomores - Seniors

5:30 - 7 pm

Various Locations - Email Paul Corder for Information

Join us for a time of fellowship and small group study.

January 7 - Renegade Gospel: Chapter 2 Contd.

January 14 - Renegade Gospel: Chapter 3

January 21 - Renegade Gospel: Chapter 3 Contd.

January 28 - Renegade Gospel: Chapter 4


Wednesday Evening FourTwelve

5 pm -7:15 pm in the Youth Activities Center (YAC)

during the school year.

Join us for a time of fun, fellowship, worship, and Small Group. 

Email Paul Corder for more information.

Hangout and Homework Time

5:30 - 6:10 pm Meal



Breakout Sessions

January 3 - No Youth Group

January 10 - Guest Leader

January 17 - An Experiment Against Excess: Possessions January 24 - Enjoy the Silence: Session 3

January 31 - Current Events Lesson TBD

Upcoming FourTwelve Events

  • Mid-Winter Retreat at Glenlake Camp

    February 16 - 18, 2018

    Each individual must register to attend, but Salado UMC will pay the registration fee. Register at:

  • Anchored Retreat (Formerly Crunchtime)

    February 9 - 11, 2018

    This is a retreat for Juniors and Seniors to prepare for college.  We are looking at taking a group if there is enough interest. 

    If you are interested, please let Paul know ASAP. For more information, visit

Ministry Safe

We would like to thank you for all of the support you give the Youth Ministry. We could not minister effectively to the youth without your help. Please contact Paul Corder to find out the various ways that you can continue to volunteer your time and gifts. We require all students going on trips with us to have a completed Medical form on file with all of their information up to date.

SUMC adopted a Safe Sanctuaries Policy in 2011, and transitioned to a Ministry Safe policy in 2015. The purpose of this policy is to make our church a safe place for children to be, and for members and visitors to feel that children are safe when they are left in their Sunday School classes, nurseries, or at other events.

This policy serves to protect and inform volunteers who work with Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults. This policy serves as a minimum standard to be upheld by staff and volunteers for all ministries and activities at SUMC. The Central Texas Conference requires that we provide adequate adult supervision at District and Conference Events and Ministries attended by Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults.

The steps to complete the training program are:  

Fill out the employee/volunteer safety application & reference form  

Pass background check  

Complete online training sent to you after filling out application  

Complete an in person interview  

Reference Check Forms, Policies, Paperwork and Training Material below:   

Salado UMC Ministry Safe Policy

Ministry Safe Youth Policy

SUMC Employee/Volunteer application and background check

Reference Form

Employee/Volunteer Statements and Agreed Code of Conduct

Report of Suspected incident of Abuse Accident Report Form

Questions regarding the Salado United Methodist Church Safe Sanctuary Policy may be directed to the Ministry Safe Committee, the Pastor, or the Director of Nurture.