Andrew Brown

Andrew began youth ministry in July 2009 after accepting a call by God to take the position of Youth Director at Garfield UMC.  But his journey to Mt. Zion began many years before that, growing up in United Methodist Churches around Frederick and Washington County, with one of his most memorable experiences, being a Mission Disciple with his family at Asbury UMC in Hagerstown.


Besides being employed by Mt. Zion, he currently works full time for The City of Frederick and is active with the Frederick County Career and Technology Center as a Board member of the Frederick County Student Construction Trades foundation.


Andrew enjoyed growing up in a large family on a small farm on Brown road.  He is a proud Uncle and an avid New York Yankees fan.  He enjoys watching Motorcross and riding ATVs.  In his free time he likes spending it with friends and family, camping, fishing, and hiking, especially with his dog, Chuck Norris.  He looks forward to what God has in store for Mt. Zion and the young people he meets.

If you are interested in helping in any way with the children and youth ministry, he asked that you give him your contact information, letting him know how you want to assist.

You may contact him at:  Email: A.Brown.87@live.com

      Facebook.com/andrew.brown.944  

Church Office:  301-293-1401

Andrew is in the office:Mondays and 1st/3rd Tuesdays: 5 pm-8 pm (or by appointment)

  • 21 Apr 2015 6:51 PM | Anonymous

    This Month's Bible Study's focus is about experiencing God in our lives.  The scriptures we focused on were Romans 12:1-2 and Mark 12:30.  

    As Christians we are to Love God with all that we are.  The other night one of the Middle school students even started to sing the chorus to John Legend's "All of Me" lyrics.  All of Me should love all of God, We should give all we have and want to receive all God has to offer.

    In this busy world it is easy to get caught up in our hectic schedules. It is hard to make time for God.  One of our experiences was a ten minute guided prayer time.  Some students thought that the ten minutes went by fast and others felt it was forever.  In reality ten minutes is nothing to give up to God.  

    I try to spend time through out the day to talk with God, and focus on A scripture but even I find myself putting God on the back burner.  I have my phone remind me at the end of the day to spend an hour in prayer and devotion.  My challenge to Students this month is to make time to experience God, to communicate with him, and be silent.

    Communicating with our Father in heaven is critical.  I am often reminded of this when I visit with my parents or Grandparents, They always ask what have I been up to?  They remind me that it has been awhile since I have seen them, or that I should call more often and let them know how things are going.  It's not just that,  like God, my parents want open communication with us.  Parents need to, not only hear from us, but need to talk with us.  My parents know I am busy with work, and as a Part time Children's and youth minister (Which often feels like a second full time Job).  I am always on the go, with little down time.  I fail to recognize that there are ones out their that I can share my joys, sorrows, and frustrations with.  In return I receive wisdom from someone who has been through it before or willing to offer solid advice.

    God knows exactly what I'm going through to.  He wants needs us to pause... take a breath... a minute... an hour... and be in his presence. Let him know what you need, what others need, where your struggles are, what your are thankful for.  And then he needs you to be silent and listen for that still small voice.

    I am amazed that my parents were able to find time for God with six kids running around the house. I recall dropping by the house a couple of years ago I waltzed right through the front door to be shocked to find both my parents on the couch in the living room holding hands, Bibles open, and Praying.  That is the passion and dedication I try to model myself after.

    Parents! I challenge you to Read these passages from our study this month, spend some time with God, share with your kids your thoughts on the passages and then encourage your children to do the same.  


  • 16 Feb 2015 5:03 PM | Anonymous

    Hello, my name is Andrew, I am the Children and Youth Ministry Coordinator here at Mt. Zion.  By now I'm sure you have read my Bio (above) and might have an idea of who I am.  Many times I get asked what my title means like, 

    Q:"Are you a Youth Pastor? A: I Do "pastor" youth 

    "Are you a Sunday School teacher?" I do teach Sunday school 

    "Are you the children's minister,"        I do minister to Children  

     "Are you a leader?"                       I do take the lead, like, alot  

    "Are you a Priest?"                                            No  

    " Are you a Rabbi"                 Actually I have never got that one, before.

      The position here at Mt. Zion involve a lot of traits that are found in each of those titles. I organize Volunteers, I plan trips, events, fundraisers, I work with our Pastor, staff, parents, and students to design and implement ways to bring to life the gospel and make our Faith real.  

    So it takes a lot of coordination to keep it all moving forward.  And I couldn't ask for a better Job!

    I have been in this position for over a year now and we are experiencing some amazing growth in our ministry.  As a way to keep connected to our community in Myersville I encourage you to check us out if you can, but if not feel free to stay connected here or through our Facebook and Twitter.

    Whenever something fun, funny, exciting, noteworthy, or just random thoughts happen I will share it here.

    Peace, Hope, and Love,

    Andrew



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