Youth Ministries: a.k.a. s3Heep ministry
Our Mission: Make disciples. Grow in faith. Proclaim the Gospel. Serve in Christ’s Name.
Our Vision: students, seeking & serving Him every day, everywhere passionately (to be… s3Heep!)
Key Verses: Jesus explains, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)
The Apostle John writes,
“I write to you, young people because you are strong and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one.” (I John 2:14c)
Our Hope: All young people connected with St. John will be nurtured in strength. They will be fluent in knowing the Word of God and even more fluent in living the Word of God. Thus, they will be equipped for battle against the evil one.
- By His Spirit, through weekly gatherings (especially Sunday mornings & Wednesday evenings) & special events such as service projects, trips, camps, and retreats this abundant life will be tasted and experienced.
- By His Spirit, we strive to nurture meaningful relationships with parents, peers, caring adults, and other intergenerational connections to help deepen the understanding of God and His love and to foster mentoring of what it means to follow Jesus.
- Questions, struggles, and doubts are welcome here as only in the realness of life can the cross of Christ be truly understood & felt.
- We want young people to discover their gifts and talents knowing that they are vital members of the Body of Christ and are called to help bring about His Kingdom.
- Here, young people are invited and challenged to be a disciple of Jesus.