McKendree YOUTH
Flight 56 & WTL




Welcome to the Youth Programs of McKendree
United Methodist Church

WTL Middle School Ministries is McKendree UMC's programming for students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade. With the help of parent volunteers leading activities, the kids grow in their faith and friendship. 

WTL is the worship and fellowship program for students in 9th through 12th grade. The initials WTL stands for "the Way, the Truth, and the Life" and comes from John 14:6, "Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Both youth groups forge strong bonds of friendship and faith through weekly gatherings, retreats, special events, and service projects. 




1570 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30043


Paula Anderson
Director of Student Ministries

Jen Lomas
Assistant to the Director of Student Ministries

Mary Jones
Middle School Coordinator


Check us out!

WTL Worship

Worship and fellowship for 6th - 12th grade. Students gather "up the hill" at the Lockridge building at 4:45 then move into the Lockridge chapel for worship, music, and small group time in BOGS (Break Out Groups). For the message, WTL Middle school ministries and WTL will split up to hear separate messages.  Check out our monthly schedule here

wednesday night small groups

Both WTL Middle School Ministries and WTL have small group meetings on Wednesday nights from 7pm - 8pm. Groups and meeting locations will be determined and updated soon. 


WTL Middle School Ministries and WTL have several special events throughout the year. These include retreats, Friday Night Live special outings, youth holiday parties and more! Watch the Midweek eBlasts for more information and check the Events page here.


We do our best to keep you up to date on what is happening and when with the McKendree Youth programs. You can always check the Calendar pages on this website, or sign up to receive the weekly eblasts in your inbox for WTL . And if you miss it, all the eBlasts are archived here.


Sign ups, retreats, outings, and other events require us to have up to date information and permission slips for each child participating. You can easily find the Youth forms you are looking for here.


Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
— Joshua 1:9 (NIV)