IMPACT Student Ministry

See what events/activities are coming up for students in grades 6-12!


IMPACT Sundays - This is the place to be for all students in grades 6-12. We meet most Sunday evenings throughout the school year and summer from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm. Each week included worship, games, and a large-group lesson followed by small group discussion with students split off into groups by grade level.

Confirmation - This is a class where students dive deeper into faith. At the end of this class students will take the baptism vows for themselves, make a public confession of faith, and becoming a full member of the church. This class is offered for those in grades 7-12, and we encourage families to talk to their student to make sure they are ready to take this next step in their faith.

Special Events - We have a variety of special events throughout the year. Whether it's tubing and worship at church camp; or making s'mores at our Fall Retreat; or climbing rock walls at our Great American Lock-in; or more local events like ice cream with your small group, we have something for everyone!

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Meet the Impact Staff!

Hi! I'm Dustin Buell. I joined the Kearney First UMC staff as the Director of Student Ministries at Kearney FUMC in 2021. Although born in Omaha, Nebraska, I grew up in Liberty, Missouri. I first recognized God's call to vocational youth ministry while in high school and attended Asbury University where I studied Christian Ministries and Secondary Social Studies education to help prepare me to better lead students in their relationship with Christ.

Since college graduation, I've worked for over a decade in United Methodist Churches across the Missouri & Iowa United Methodist Conferences. I am a lifelong Nebraska Cornhusker and Kansas City Royals fan, novice kayak fisherman, avid reader, and sports enthusiast.

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