Who we are


We are a gathering of middle & high school students at Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler, Texas. Our ministry exists to SHARE Christ with non-believing students, CONNECT them with other Christians, and help them GROW in their faith, and to challenge the growing to SERVE in ministry and HONOR God with their lives. Why Refinery 517?  Refinery," from the root word “refine," means: to free from impurities or unwanted material or to improve or perfect by pruning or polishing. 


We believe that God wants and desires a relationship with us (James 4:8). We also believe that in accepting salvation we receive righteousness through Jesus Christ (2 Corin. 5:21). As children of God, we should desire to walk out that righteousness in our everyday lives at school, work, church, etc. We will let God change our lives through worship, His Word, and amazing fellowship events with other students. 

Come enjoy high energy worship, a powerful message, and an awesome time! "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone; the new has come!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)