Youth Ministry

Kalahari Youth Retreat

Smithville Brethren Church has a very active youth group, "Element 412". The name refers to the following Bible verse:

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV)


Help us get to know YOU better!

Element 412 Survey


Element 412 is open to:

Jr. High (grades 6-8)  & Sr. High (grades 9-12)

We meet Wednesday nights 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  


Element 412 Facebook Group 

Click for link to our Facebook page. Become a member of our group for access to the latest pics from events, information, and to meet other members of Element 412!


Upcoming Events:

Element 412 Calendar - Click Here!

Our youth newsletter is The Memo. To read published issues, please click the relevant date.

The Memo - October 2021

The Memo - August 2020

The Memo - May through July not published due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Memo - April 2020

The Memo - March 2020

The Memo - February 2020

* The Memo was not published January 2020

The Memo - December 2019

The Memo - November 2019

The Memo - October 2019

The Memo - September 2019

The Memo - July 2019

The Memo - June 2019

The Memo - May 2019

The Memo - April 2019

The Memo - March 2019

The Memo - February 2019

Sample Form Fill

Although most youth events are held at the church, occasionally the youth do activities elsewhere. Signed release forms and medical releases are required for such events. If you need a release form, we provide them online.

Release Forms


Church Camp 

Many of the youth also attend Camp Bethany for a week during the summer.

Camp Bethany