Youth Ministry

Burks Youth meets every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. All are welcome!

What's New @ Burks Youth

Beginning November 1, Burks Youth will be competing in a series of Hunger Games- style competitions, while learning about issues of inequality in our world. May the odds be ever in your favor!

NoC Christmas Party

Please bring a Dirty Santa (white elephant) gift valued at no more than $5 to share!

The story of Christmas. . . with a unique twist! You'll meet some of the animals who were displaced by the birth of Christ, the Innkeeper who hesitantly gave up the manger for the weary parents, and three "cool guys" who outwit the nasty Herod. . . it's a Christmas party like you've never seen before!

Who is Burks Youth?

"Dear Friends, now we are children of God and what we will be has not yet been made known." - 1 John 3:2a

In Luke 10:29 A Jewish scholar asks Jesus "Who is my neighbor?" This seems like a simple question, but it sparks Jesus to tell one fo teh most well known parables - that of the Good Samaritan. We call our weekly youth worship "Neighbors of Christ" (N.o.C). Because we believe that welcoming the stranger and caring for each other are the most important ways we show our faith.

With help from our adult mentors, Burks Youth explores ideas, values, and scripture in order to grow into the people God wants us to be. We know that questions and doubt are part of a maturing faith, and we welcome respectful discussion about any topic.

Burks Youth Ministry offers something for every teen from Bible study to debates on current events. No matter where you are in your faith journey, YOU ARE WELCOME IN BURKS YOUTH!

Want to Know More?


We meet every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday, plus we offer online daily devotions.

Special Events!

Parties, competitions, retreats, mission trips, and more!

Meet Our Leader!

Casandra is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Classics and Archaeology (Focus on the Early Christian Period in the Middle East).

Casandra enjoys curling up with a good book (sometimes THE Good Book, but other good books too), playing board games with her three children, and beating her husband at Jeopardy.

She also loves exploring God's creation through travel, camping & hiking and can often be found in the Smokies or at the beach on her days off.

Contact Casandra by:


Phone: (423) 842-4219

Text: (956) 358-0369