Youth Ministry

Bringing real faith and real life together for 6-12th graders

RAVE Youth Ministry

(In-Person youth ministries have been temporarily discontinued due to COVID-19. Please contact us for more information on digital ministries.)

At RAVE Youth, we want to walk alongside students as they learn about following Jesus and make sure they know God loves and accepts them as they are (and we do too). Our main gathering is on Sunday nights from 5:00-7:30pm in the fellowship hall and youth worship room, both of which are located behind the sanctuary building. Youth are also invited to join the youth ministry at our partner church, Grace UMC in Merritt Island, on Thursdays evenings from 5:30-8:00. Both groups do joint events, outings, and trips to expand the support system for our young adults.

Youth Band

The youth band leads worship every Sunday evening. If you are interested in joining the band, contact Matt. Rehearsal is 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons in the youth worship room.


We offer confirmation every year as needed with our partner church, Grace UMC. In these classes, students are given in-depth lessons about the Bible, baptism, Holy Communion, and Christian living. At the end of the classes, each student is given the opportunity to make a public profession of faith, to accept the promises made in their baptism, and to become a full member of the church. Confirmands fully engage in the life of the church through worship, service, and small groups. Students in 6th grade and higher are welcome to participate as the classes are offered. 

Meet our Minister of Youth

Matt Gleason is a native of Melbourne, FL and has many years of youth ministry experience. He is passionate about sharing the love of God with young people in ways that lead to real transformation. His wife Ashley is his best friend, and their 3 little boys, Miles, Parker, and Asher, keep them on their toes. 

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