Youth Group Mission Statement
Christian Values and a love of God. We work together to strengthen our faith
and our understanding of God’s word, equipping us to share our beliefs with others.
with each other and build a support system of like minded teens. We mentor
each other, helping us to handle the tough issues we face while remaining true
to our christian values. We provide a safe and supportive environment for
expressing our faith in God.The Youth Group will be successful if each teen goes forward into adulthood as a life-long christian in service to God, to our families, and to the community.
Meet Thomas and Brittany Gudde our Youth Group Leaders:Brittney and I are the youth group directors here at Maywood Community Church. Brittney Gudde is my beautiful wife. We have a wonderful son named Isaac Gudde. We joined staff as youth directors in October of 2015.
Brittney and I started attending Maywood Community Church back in 2013 while we were still dating. We’ve been the music directors in second service since 2013. Brittney grew up in youth ministry with her father as the director of Midland Ministries, a youth ministry in St. Joseph, MO. After Brittney and I started dating, I felt called to move to Kansas City to do the work of the Lord through youth ministry, but wasn’t sure where. After I moved to Kansas City, I met Pastor John Bryden at a youth summer camp where he was the speaker for that week. He mentioned he needed a worship leader and asked if I wanted to be a part of the music ministry at Maywood. After praying about it, I felt called to be a part of the ministry. It wasn’t until 2015 that we were presented with theopportunity to be the youth directors for Maywood. Since becoming youth directors, we have built close relationships with each of the teens. Our ultimate desire is that the Lord uses us to draw each of the teens into a closer relationship with Him.
Favorite verse: 1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.