Youth are NOT the FUTURE CHURCH,
as believers, they ARE the CHURCH of NOW!
About our Youth Ministry
The apostle Paul reminded young Timothy that he should not let anybody look down on him simply because he was young, but rather that he should allow his actions to serve as an example to all believers showing them how they should live.
At St. John’s, that same charge exists for the young adults that attend our ministry. Sure, some of the youth may go on to do incredible things for the church so the reality is that they are the “future church”, but we cannot forget that just as Paul told Timothy, they are setting the example of how a Christian should live to all they come in contact with – which makes them all members of the current church as well.
The focus of Youth Ministry at St. John’s is to help young adults in grades 7 – 12 grow in faith and friendship through discussion-based small group bible study, games, mission events, and more, so that they can be better examples of how a Christian should act.
There are two groups, split by school grade. Junior High Ministry (JHM) is for students currently in 7th and 8th grade. High School Ministry (HSM) is for students currently in 9th-12th grades.
From September through May, groups meet separately on Sunday evenings a couple of times a month. In the summer, both groups will frequently gather together in one large group for more social and service themed activities.
The Fall/Winter calendar is still being finalized. Regular meetings will be on Sunday night with some special even meetings through in as well.
Watch for more info including team building events for those going to NYG, and fun events for the entire group (like our annual Nerf Battle Royale, Christmas party, and much more)
National Youth Gathering
Youth & Parent Meeting #1
This meeting included a general overview of the gathering schedule, our basic transportation schedule, the estimated cost of the trip, and a timeline of when payments and paperwork are due. You can download a pdf copy of the presentation below.
The next two milestones on the timeline are:
September 10, 2021 – Registration Paperwork is Due
October 1, 2021 – First Payment is Due