Student Ministries

Our Mission

REACH and disciple students so that through fellowship, worship and discipleship they may grow in faith and REACH others for the sake of Christ

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School

Age: Grade 6-Grade 12
Meets: 9:30-10:30 AM, Coker Gym
Our goal is to create a safe space to have fun, make and enjoy friendships, interact with loving adult mentors and dig into the Bible. Middle School students meet combined  (8th graders are invited to participate in the Confirmation class). High School students meet for large group teaching and small group discussion.


Age: Grade 8 – Grade 12
Meets: 9:30-10:30 AM, Coker Gym
Confirmation celebrates our students when they are ready to formally make a commitment to the life of the church. This class is open to all interested students. Through teaching of Old and New Testament surveys, Church history, and worship we explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus as United Methodist Christians. We celebrate our students in May at a special Confirmation Reception, joined by their parents, mentors and members of the church. They are received publicly in worship on Confirmation Sunday in May.

Connect Wednesdays

Age: 6th-12th Grade Students
Our midweek Wednesday Connect is smaller and more intimate than Sunday School. It provides a unique atmosphere where students can relax, be themselves, play, study Scripture and talk about life.

Schedule of Events During The School Year:

3:00:-4:00- School Pick Ups
3:30- Youth Lounge Open and Hang Out
4:15- Service Projects in the Health and Wellness Center/ Homework time
5:00-5:30- Choir
5:30-6:00- Dinner
5:30-6:30- MS Hang Out, Homework and Games
6:30-7:30- MS Bible Study
MS Girls in 1107
MS Guys in the Health and Wellness Center
6:45- Youth Lounge HS Hang Out
7:15-8:15- HS Bible Study
HS Girls in 1106
HS Guys in the Upper Room

Student Choir (Grades 6-12)

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5:00-5:30pm in the Choir Room. All youth, girls AND guys in grades 6-12, are welcome in the Youth Choir. We are a smaller ensemble, but we sing challenging music in 2 and 3 parts. The Youth Choir sings in worship once a month. For more information contact Director: Valerie Thompson,

Upcoming Events

Late Night Coker

Age: 6th-12th Grade Students
Meets: 7:00-11:00 PM, Check- In @ Gibbs Building
Dates: TBD
Come join us for our quarterly big event! Bring friends for fun, games, food, and so much more! This will be a great evening of fellowship and community building!

Winter Retreat

Age: 6th-12th Grade Student’s
Dates: January TBD
Join local and area UMC churches for a great weekend worshiping and fellowshipping with one another!


On June 9, 2018, a new Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult safety policy and accompanying procedures went into effect for ALL Rio Texas Churches (including Coker UMC). Every adult who works with children, youth, and/or vulnerable adults (Staff, Volunteer, Clergy, or Lay) must be certified through the new TRUSTed con Confianza certification process. This includes but not limited to those who volunteer with the food pantry, Eagle Pass, ERT, mission trips etc.  If you fall into any of these categories please contact Cheryl Kendall, for more information to get trained.

Want More?

For more information, contact:

COLTON WILLIS / Director of Student Ministries / email / 210-494-3455 Ext. 1271
BRENDAN BURGE / Assistant Director of Student Ministries / email / 210-494-3455, ext. 1272
BRANDI LOGGINS / Assistant Director of Student Ministries / email / 210-494-3455, ext. 1232

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