St. Luke's United Methodist Church


8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 a.m. - Traditional

9:30 & 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819



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St Luke’s Youth Ministries has created a Christ Centered Community where we welcome and accept others, connect with friends, are rooted and grow in our faith and, understanding of self, and use our gifts and leadership to serve others.

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Mission Statement:

St. Luke’s Youth will:

  • Embrace Life: learn to embrace life and all it has to offer, having fun, taking risks, laughing often and recognizing all of life is a gift from God.
  • Know Christ: understand their relationship and commitment to Christ
  • Own Faith: Build their faith with understanding of Creedal theology, Christian Character, Wesleyan heritage and St. Luke’s Core Values
  • Value Self: Value their sacred worth, understand their gifts, passion and leadership and be prepared with life skills and independence.
  • Be Community: create a community with one another that reflects the core values of acceptance, hospitality, interdependence and respect both within youth and school.
  • Create Change: embrace the call toward social holiness and learn and participate in asset based, partnered ministry to cultivate their call and witness. 

For more information about our Mission Statement, click here.





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Students going into grades 6-12 are invited to join us for a day on the Rainbow River on July 7! We will meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. and be back by 5:00 p.m. We ask that your student bring a bag lunch and some money in case we stop for a treat on the way home! We will be providing some snacks and water but please have your student bring a water bottle! Make sure your student arrives at St. Luke’s at 9:00 a.m. on July 6. Our goal is to be back a little before 5:00 p.m. so please plan on picking your student up at that time. Click here to register.




9:30-10:30 AM- Sunday School- 5th– 8th grade students are invited to dive deeper into the parables on Sunday mornings. Meet in the Attic and then students will split into groups based on age.

  •  5th and 6th Grade MERGE: A collaborative ministry between Children’s and Youth Ministries designed specifically for 5th and 6th Grade where activities connect scripture with everyday life. Meet in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Zac Burke for more information.
  •  7th and 8th Grade Bible Study: Grow deeper in the Bible with your fellow students. Meet in the Attic of Building C from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Email Zac Burke for more information.

9:30-10:30 AM- Sunday School- High School: Join us in C-205 as we col-lab-orate for discussion of the Old Testament and New Testament. Email Caryn Royer for more information.

6:00-8:00 PM- High School Youth Group- 9th-12th gradeJoin us for Sunday night dinner ($5), games, and discussion as students take control of their faith.



6:30-8:00 PM- Middle School Youth Group- 6th– 8th grade: Students are invited for fellowship, worship, games, and discussion on how faith impacts their lives and those around them.  Meet in the Attic.

6:30-8:00 PM- High School Youth Groups- 9th– 12th grade: Meet in the Attic for praise and worship with the Youth Praise Band, fellowship, games, and more.


Confirmation is a very important time for students to explore their own personal relationship with Christ. All students entering 8th in the Fall of 2017 through 12th grade level students are eligible to participate in the Confirmation Journey. This includes weekly teaching by our Pastors and staff, small group time for their appropriate age-level, a two day retreat to our beautiful Warren W. Willis Camp in Leesburg, a mission experience, and our Confirmation Ceremony.

We pray for your student’s preparation this summer, and hope you will begin to make plans for this wonderful experience in the fall. Each student will have an opportunity to learn and understand what it means to be a Christian, as we study the history of the church and the founders of Methodism, Scriptural truths, and our responsibilities as the body of Christ!

It is very important that students can attend the following dates:

8/27-First Meeting

9/29-9/30-Confirmation Retreat at Warren Willis

12/2-Confirmation Service

Click here to register. Registration starts July 7.


Students going to Warren Willis Camp are invited to ride the bus together! Register here


If you are interested in leading Youth Worship for Middle School and High School.  Looking for vocalists, drummers, guitars/bass players, etc.  Contact Antony Larry with questions and to sign up.



Student Volunteer Opportunities

St. Luke’s always has opportunities for student volunteers. Email to find out how and where you can serve

Summer Camps Volunteer Opportunities

Students in grades 7-12 may receive community service hours for volunteering.

click here to register.

Want to help in worship?!

If you would like to join the youth usher/greeter team serving every 4th Sunday in Contemporary Worship, contact Andrea Whitman for more information.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

There are always opportunities to plug in and serve with Middle School and High School students! Weekly opportunities on Sundays and Wednesdays, as well as single events and overnight trips. Email to find out how and where you can serve.


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Parents when registering your student for events please consider any concerns your student may have with an event. Please feel free to contact Zac or Caryn with your concerns.

If you are planning on attending an event we MUST have a recent Medical Form for the 2016-2017 School Year on file for your student. If you know you have not completed this Medical Release form you can print here: Medical Release 2017


Help showcase St. Luke’s Youth Ministries to other parents and students, complete a photo/video release form. Photos/video may be used on this webpage, St. Luke’s official social media sites, and approved promotional material.


Zac Burke, Director of Middle School Ministries

Caryn Royer, Director of High School and College Ministries

Antony Larry, Youth Ministry Staff

Luky Nova, Administrator for Grow Ministries

The Youth Ministries offices are located on the first floor of Building C, classrooms and the Attic are located on the second floor of Building C.


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