However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. — Acts 20:24 (NIV)


The Kingston Youth Group (KYG) is the student ministry at Kingston Church of Christ. 

We are located in Kingston, TN and surrounded by the beauty of East TN’s mountains and watersheds.


1 Timothy 4:12 

“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.”
We offer Bible Class on Sunday Mornings, Sunday Nights and Wednesday Nights. Each of our classes are designed to be relevant, practical, and meaningful for our students. Outside of our class times, the KYG participates in Fall Retreat, Winterfest, Impact, Knoxville Workcamp, Summer Mission Trips, and a host of other service opportunities. Many of our students will tell you that these events have become highlights of their year, something to look forward to year in and year out.
We offer all kinds of opportunities for the social needs of our students. We offer various trips, games, scavenger hunts, rock climbing and repelling, laser tag, and much more. The friends of our students are important to them and their life and are therefore important to the KYG. It’s great to be able to spend time with those friends in a safe, secure, and positive environment. An environment where our students and their friends are encouraged to be themselves.


The KYG teens have many chances to give themselves to serve others in meaningful ways.  We offer a number of service opportunities for both our students and their families.  From monthly service projects like “Kingston In Action,” to summer service projects like “Knoxville Workcamp.” The KYG also sponsors a student in the Philippines.  We believe that service provides growth in the life of a Christian.  The growth can influence the entire body as well as the community.
Recent statistics presented by the Barna Research Group, show that nearlyout of every 5 young Christians (59%) disconnect either permanently or for an extended period of time from church life after age 15.
The KYG strives to help change that statistic!
For more information about these alarming statistics and studies, please view the
Barna Research Group website by clicking on the logo below.
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The teen years are extremely important in ones life. These years are the time when many choices, both good and bad, are made that often change ones life forever.  We want to walk alongside our teens during these years to help them make wise and meaningful decisions as the strive to live a Godly life.
The KYG is a student ministry designed to help aid students in their spiritual journey. We try to help them maintain a proper balance between all the needs of life: Spiritual (FAITH), Social (FAMILY & FRIENDS), and Service Needs (OUTREACH).  BALANCE is the keyword.  Part of the difficulty of life is finding that balance.  We have various ways of attempting to meet those needs in our students lives.
We care about our young people! It is because we care about them that we place only positive influences and role models before them.  Parents can feel good about that! We love teens and have a passion for connecting them not only to each other, but to God and helping them to be what God created them to be.
We believe that the family is the number 1 spiritual influence and source of youth ministry in a student’s life.  The KYG’s goal is to assist our families in training their young people. We want to help in shaping our young people into well rounded Christians and lifelong disciples of Christ.  To do this, parental involvement and positive parental examples are crucial in teaching these things.  We hope to make an eternal impact on these teens.
Join us as we journey through life with them and help them navigate the waters of adolescence.  Join us as we strive to become better followers and disciples of Jesus.
Feel free to contact Michael Rector – Youth Minister – for more details.


Meet our Youth Ministry Team
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Youth Minister
Michael Rector & wife Kate
Youth Elder
Bill Scott
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Youth Deacon
Brent Piper
Youth Deacon
Shawn Scalf


The Kingston Youth Group offers many activities and events. Some of these events are gender specific, while others are group events. We know that our students and their families can become very busy and find their schedules packed full.  We don’t offer all of these events and activities to add to the chaos and busyness of those schedules. But we do it in order to provide opportunities for them to be involved. Find an event that sounds interesting, fun, or important to you and make every effort to get plugged into that event. 
Click on the event title below that you are interested in knowing more about
and you will be able to view a detailed page for that event.
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from the drop down menu under “Registrations.”

Please check out our

Parent Resource Center Logoby selecting one of the options on the drop down menu under “Resources.”



Picture Gallery

Winterfest 2015

Fall Retreat 2014

Winterfest 2014

Fall Retreat 2013

Winterfest 2013

Fall Retreat 2012

Spring Retreat 2012

Winterfest 2012

Kingston Church of Christ
Address: 303 N. Kentucky St. Kingston, TN
Phone: 865-376-9230
Fax: 865-376-0903
Youth Minister
Michael Rector


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