Next Generation Ministries

Next Generation Ministries is the student (youth and children) ministry of Cave Spring United Methodist Church. Next Generation Ministries at Cave Spring provides exciting opportunities for students grades from
preschool-high school. It is our desire that students will grow together on their journey to know, love and serve God. 


Cave Kids

Cave Kids is the Children’s Ministry of Cave Spring UMC. Children’s Ministries at Cave Spring provide exciting opportunities for students ages 3 through 5th grade both inside and outside of Sunday worship. During Sunday worship children are encouraged and led through various means to a true and lasting relationship with Christ. Students come together to grow, connect, serve, and have fun in a safe and understanding environment.


Cave kids worship

During Wellspring service (9:00 AM)

Ages 3 years- 5th grade. Children will dismiss from Wesley Hall during the Wellspring service and return to Wesley Hall at the end of the service. Our worship is designed to encourage discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in their relationship with Jesus.


kids sunday morning

small group

9:45 AM

Children of all ages will be in fellowship in small groups from preschool-high school. We use resources that focus on Bible stories through lessons, games, and activities that connect stories and events to the children’s lives.


cave tykes

During Sanctuary service (11:00 AM)

Ages 3 years- Kindergarten. Children will dismiss for Cave Tykes from the 11:00 AM service and are to be picked up from the preschool room at the end of worship. Classes focus on Bible lessons through storytelling, activities, and crafts.


cave kids club

Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM

Ages 3 years -5th grade. On most nights children will be divided into preschool and elementary groups. We will continue to use our curriculum to reinforce the stories and lessons we are learning on Sunday mornings.


Cave Youth

Cave Youth is the student ministry of Cave Spring UMC, open to all students in grades 6-12. Our community of older students come together both on Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings to engage with others, have fellowship beyond worship, and serve others. During the week our youth are continually encouraged to grow in their faith, connect with others, and serve others in the community and beyond, both through community and church programs.


youth sunday morning

small groups

9:45 AM

Join us on Sunday morning for Sunday School. There are two separate classes for middle and high school students. Each week there is something different— from service projects, lessons, and even breakfast!


cave youth

Sunday evenings at 5:30 PM

Join us on Sunday evening for dinner, fellowship, study, and a lot of fun! Friends are always welcome. This is our large weekly gathering where we play hard and share the love of Jesus.


Wednesdays we serve

Wednesday evenings at 5:30 PM (during Cave Kids Club)

On Wednesdays youth are welcome to come and volunteer to help with the Cave Kids Club Ministry. Come, play, and help to mentor the younger children.


bibles and breakfast

Thursday mornings at 7:30 AM

Every Thursday we will meet at different dining locations around Roanoke for breakfast and devotions. Please check the Next Generation Ministries calendar for where to meet us.


small group thursdays

Throughout the year, small group meetings are offered at different times to work with everyone’s schedule. Contact Pastor Tim for more information if you are interested.


Mission projects

Every first Monday of the month, Cave Youth volunteer at the local Rescue Mission to serve. Cave Youth also serve on various mission projects and trips throughout the year.