Youth and Teens
Youth ministry at St. John's serves youth in grades 6 through 12 through worship, service, giving, loving, learning, and praying!
We have a great youth ministry team here at St. John's and would welcome the opporunity to share in ministry with your family! The youth program resides at the heart and soul of St. John’s. In addition to our great staff - Jillianne Booth, Assistant to the Rector for Youth Ministries - we have a team of 40+ volunteers who work to meet the needs of the 200 youth who participate in our youth program.
The first element of our youth program is the sense of community and Christian fellowship created in our weekly Jr. High and Sr. High EYC meetings. While much of our time together is spent in fun and laughter, we also create a nurturing environment in which our youth learn to share and express the love of Christ to one another. We extend our Christian fellowship to any youth, regardless of their denomination, so that all who come may feel welcome and see Christ in action.
The second element of our youth program is the spiritual development of the individual through worship, service, Bible study, and education regarding our Christian heritage. Our youth serve St. John’s as acolytes, chalice bearers, members of the choir and bell choir, members of the youth praise bands, youth leaders in diocesan events, and as delegates to the diocesan convention. Through these activities, our youth have the opportunity to experience God’s call and love in their own lives.
The final element of our youth program is the service and mission work that our youth do locally, nationally, and even internationally. From our local soup kitchen and Room in the Inn program, to national mission trips to disaster-stricken communities, to our sister parish in Costa Rica, our youth perform Christian service and mission work as the hands and feet of Christ.
“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young; be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. ”
1 Timothy 4:12