Youth Ministries
sHeep Youth Ministries

YOUTH MINISTRY

Game Night

Game Night:
February 19, 5:30pm -7:30pm

Grab some finger food at our church Family2 buffet and then join or start a board game, card game, you name it! This will be an evening of playing and fellowship for ALL AGES! Break up the winter with some church family2 fun. Please bring a finger food to share!

ski trip

High School Ski Pilgrimage
March 8-14, 2020

 

Theme: Called to be “HOT” in a “COLD” Culture
Key Text: Revelation 3:14-22

 

Along with the daily Bible Study and 3 full days of skiing, we will tour the USA Olympic Training Center, the ministry Focus on the Family, the Columbine Memorial, as well as rejuvenate ourselves in the Cottonwood Hot Springs before we head home.

 

High Schoolers have until mid-December to be first to register. Then the 40 spots are up for grabs to young adults and families. We need to be fully registered by January 22nd.

 

Click the button below for more details and to register TODAY.

Quake Youth Event 2020

Quake 2020 is here!
Middle School & High School (Grades 6-12)
February 21-23, 2020

 

Quake events are weekend retreats created specifically for youth in grades 6-12. Since 1966, we have hosted Quake events at hotels and water parks across the country. Quake partners with youth leaders to encourage teens to become established in their faith, empowered for Christian living and enabled to live a life of ministry and leadership. The 2020 Quake theme is More. Our God is more than all this world has to offer. We have more life, more freedom, and more joy because of God.

 

Cost

Early Bird:
Registration by 12/08/2018
$95 per person.

 

Regular Cost:
Registration by 1/09/2020
$120 per person. (payment will be refunded if no openings are available during late registration)

 

Note: St. John is supplementing the cost of this event. Scholarships are available. Don’t let cost keep you away from this event. Spots are not guaranteed, it depends on supply & demand. The sooner you register, the better!

Cancellation Policy

Your payments are non-refundable unless there is someone available to take your place!

 

Price Includes:

  • Transportation
  • Pizza on Friday Night
  • An event T-shirt

 

Transportation

The church bus will be leaving from St. John 6 p.m. from the east parking lot. Returning Sunday at approximately 11:30 a.m.

 

Lodging

Hilton (Airport)
611 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216

 

Extra Money Needed

  • Meal money for Saturday (note: we will team up on bringing breakfast food to share for Saturday & Sunday)
  • Souvenirs (shirts, CDs, etc.) & snacks

 

For more information, visit: http://quakeevent.com/events/sanantonio/

Each participant will need to fill out the medical release form and return it to Matt Olson!  Print out the form with the button below!

Camp Eagle

High School Camp Eagle Registration is available!
The dates are June 15-20-2020

A deposit of $100 dollars holds your spot. 10 guy spots & 10 girl spots have been reserved. Click the button below to sign up and reserve your place!

Register now

Sunday Mornings for Middle School & High Schoolers at 9:30am and 10:45am

 

We call Middle School & High School Sunday morning gatherings “Feeding Time.” It’s partly because there is breakfast available for all, but mainly because we are to “Feed On,” “God’s Word” (everyday, but especially on our Sabbath day). Called to be students seeking and serving Him every day, everywhere passionately; we are His s3Heep and He leads us to green pastures to rest & feed. This is our hope for Sunday morning.

 

Quiet Times (personal reflection / mediation on Scripture & prayer) are essential nutrients for this journey in faith, so a 10 for 10 (as taught at Camp Eagle) will often be a part of this Feeding Time. Our hope is to instill the skill of daily personal prayer and Bible reading.

Other time will be devoted to discussions on various current topics, the sermon of the day or numerous other interests as well as plenty of encouragement and fellowship with one another.

 

Brad Allen & George Klein will be shepherding the 9:30am High School Feeding Time in Room 213.

Michael Hoeppner and Sarah Williams are shepherding the 9:30am Middle School Feeding Time in Room 212.

Kevin Justice and Sarah Williams will lead a 10:45am class in Room 212 for both Middle School & High School students.

 

Don’t miss FEEDING TIME! Come and get it!

 

9:30am – BLAST (preschool-5th grade):
Continues to train children in knowing the books of the Bible and how to find key verses from them.

 

9:30am and 10:45am Class time for Middle Schoolers:
We continue to learn some important basics of the Bible. Room #212
February 2: Building the Flame: Why does the Bible appear to contradict itself at times?
February 9: Building the Flame: Is the New Testament more important than the Old Testament?
February 16: Building the Flame: How can we know God’s Word when there are so many different versions of the Bible?
February 23: Building the Flame: What archeological findings point to the truth of the Bible?

 

9:30am and 10:45am Class time for High Schoolers:
On Super Bowl Sunday, High Schoolers will start an 11-week Bible Study on the Old Testament book, Song of Solomon, led by Kevin & Sarah. Room #213

Relationships matter & especially DATING RELATIONSHIPS! Consequences of such adventures can hold lasting complications. (Note: Our current culture’s term of “Hooking up” may hold various meanings for different people. God’s Word, however, is clear about what works best when dating, courting, marrying, and having sex. It is worth knowing about and leads to what Jesus says He came to bring – “abundant life!” (John 10:10)
February 2: The Art of Attraction
February 9: The Art of Dating
February 16: The Art of Courtship, Part I
February 23: The Art of Courtship, Part II

Cross GenerationsJoin us at Cross Generations each Wednesday from 6pm – 7:30pm

Join us each Wednesday from 6pm-7:30pm for Cross-Generations and Confirmation Preparation. All ages are both welcome and needed as together we will learn and practice what it means to be the “church”. This is also the learning platform for 6th-8th grade Confirmation. Through regular intergenerational discussion groups, peer discussion groups, and service projects for both our church and community, we will carry out our mission to “Know Jesus and Make Jesus Known.”

 

Cross + Generations will be winding down in February but not without a BANG! Be a part of our Ten Commandment Challenge and Review as well as a celebration with GAME NIGHT!

February 5: Test & Reflection Night (Open Book)
February 12: Review (Correct Test) and Home Altar Introduction
February 19: GAME Night
February 26: ASH Wednesday – NO Family3 activities

 

Heads Up: February 5th will be a special “Home Altar” Event (Watch for more information.)

 

 

 

ConfirmationWednesday evenings is also the time for Confirmation Instruction!

Click the button below to see the Confirmation schedule:

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St. John’s Family3 Ministries invite and challenge your “home” family1 to take the

40 Day Lent Challenge:
Take “Any 15” minutes of the day to do the Faith5 together.

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Here’s what’s happening after Wednesday Lenten services (at approximately 7:10pm):

 

March 4th

Nursery-Preschool: Meet in the Nursery

K-4, Parents & Grandparents: Meet in the FLC. TOPIC: Faith5 Introduction

5th Graders, Parents & Grandparents:
Meet in the Historic Chapel. TOPIC: First Communion A: “Why: Our Theology”

6th and 7th Graders: Meet in the Fold. TOPIC: Faith5 Introduction

8th Grade Confirmands and Mentors: Meet in Luther Hall. TOPIC: Routes 1 & 2: Intro/God

9th and 10th Graders: Meet in Shepherd’s Cave. TOPIC: Servant Leadership 101.

11th and 12th Graders: Meet in Upper Room. TOPIC: Other Faiths and The Real Gospel.

 

March 11th

NO Family3 Activities due to Spring Break!

 

March 18th

Nursery-Preschool: Meet in the Nursery

K-4, Parents & Grandparents: Meet in the FLC. TOPIC: Faith5 “Why Share: Highs & Lows”

5th Graders, Parents & Grandparents:
Meet in the Historic Chapel. TOPIC: First Communion B: “How We Do It”

6th and 7th Graders: Meet in the Fold. TOPIC: Faith5 “Why Share: Highs and Lows”

8th Grade Confirmands and Mentors: Meet in Luther Hall. TOPIC: Route 3: Faith

9th and 10th Graders: Meet in Shepherd’s Cave. TOPIC: Servant Leadership 102.

11th and 12th Graders: Meet in Upper Room. TOPIC: Life after High School, finding my vocation (what God has made us to do)

 

March 25th

Nursery-Preschool: Meet in the Nursery

K-4, Parents & Grandparents: Meet in the FLC. TOPIC: Faith5 “Why Read: Scripture”

5th Graders, Parents & Grandparents:
Meet in the Historic Chapel. TOPIC: First Communion C: “Making Bread and Acolyte Training”

6th and 7th Graders: Meet in the Fold. TOPIC: Faith5 “Why Read: Scripture”

8th Grade Confirmands and Mentors: Meet in Luther Hall. TOPIC: Route 4: Purpose

9th and 10th Graders: Meet in Shepherd’s Cave. TOPIC: Servant Leadership 103.

11th and 12th Graders: Meet in Upper Room. TOPIC: Struggles, Friends, and Faith

ConfirmationWednesday evenings is also the time for Confirmation Instruction!

Click the button below to see the Confirmation schedule:

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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

 

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

 

Our Mission: “Know Jesus. Make Jesus Known.”

 

Our Hope:

Our hope for all young people connected with St. John is that they will be nurtured in strength. Our youth should 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.

 

We seek to equip our youth and their families:

  • through weekly gatherings (especially Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings) and through special events such as service projects, trips, camps,and retreats. Through these opportunities, this abundant life will be tasted and experienced.
  • by nurturing 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.
  • by encouraging questions and sharing struggles and doubts. All thoughts and feelings are welcome here because only in the realness of life can the cross of Christ be truly understood and felt.
  • by helping young people to discover their gifts and talents, so that they can know that they truly are vital members of the Body of Christ and are called to help bring about His Kingdom.
  • by inviting, challenging and equipping young people to be disciples of Jesus.

 

Our s3Heep need Shepherds!

Servant-Leaders who
Help,
Encourage,
Pray,
Heal,
Equip
Remind,
Drive and
Share

If you are one of these people…please join us in our mission! We can always use volunteers to help our youth program!