Youth Ministries
sHeep Youth Ministries

YOUTH MINISTRY

Our Mission:

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!

 

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

Sundays in June:

JUNE 3: All 5th – 8th Graders Acolyte Training & Scheduling Meeting and
Senior High VBS Decorations & Preparations

JUNE 10: 6th – 12th VBS Run Through; Skits; Games; Jobs etc.

JUNE 17: God at the Movies. You might be surprised where we see His story!

JUNE 24: Youth Alpha #1

Wednesdays in June:

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The Start of YOUTH ALPHA will happen at 6pm with a meal in the Family Life Center. A YouTube presentation will begin at 6:45 pm in Room #118 followed by a time of discussion! See: https://alpha.org/alpha-youth-series/

Please note: The same course will be offered on Sunday mornings starting June 24th as a way to recruit others to the series, as well as to catch up on ones that may have been missed on Wednesday. The thoughts that these meetings stir up are worth going through again and again, and doing so with others makes this whole study come even more alive! Face to face conversation is important as we learn & grow by His spirit through His Word and each other!

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS:

Youth Summer Bible Camp

Senior High Camp Eagle: June 17-22
Yes, there still are some more spots for you on this crazy adventure of trust and faith! Do things you didn’t think you had the guts to do before, but also learn to rest in the arms of a God who loves you. Don’t let money hold you back as church scholarships are available. Invite a friend. Visit: https://campeagle.secure.force.com/events20#/registration/events/setup/0060Z00000jD07uQAC or talk to Matt.

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed!

June 11-15
Our church needs you to help with Vacation Bible School! Register now: https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/church-events/vacation-bible-school/

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS:

Join us as we build Faith and Fellowship for our incoming 6th – 8th graders

Please contact Marissa Klein 210-393-4653 or Gretchen Allen 713-851-2752 if you have questions or would like to help participate in organizing any of these events.

Pool Party

June 10, 5-8pm for 6th – 8th Graders and their families
After School: Get-Ready-for-Summer Pool Party at the Ranger Creek Neighborhood Pool on Sunday, June 10th from 5pm-8pm. Please visit the Sign Up Genius for more information and to RSVP….Middle School Summer Kick-Off

Camp Ebert Horse Ranch

Middle High (completing 5th, 6th & 7th grades) Camp Ebert Horse Ranch:
July 8-13, 2018
This unique camping / ranching experience will not be forgotten. Ride and care for horses, try your skill on a High Ropes course. Make great friendships, bask in the beauty of God’s Hill Country and grow in Him!

Movie Night

July 22
Save the date for Sunday Evening, July 22nd for a Movie Party

Back-to-School Party

August 26
Save the date for Sunday Evening, August 26th for a Back to School Party.

Summer 2018 Volunteer / Service Opportunities
for Youth, Adults and Families!

 

Boerne Community Coalition

  1. Help pack lunches and weekend bags….you can sign up at the following….SUMMER 2018 Lunch Prep.
  2. Food items can be dontated all summer long …. the list is found here…Food Donations
  3. Monthly Pop-Up Community Dinners at the Library. For more information and to sign up, go to…LOVE Boerne Families – Pop Up Community Dinners at The Patrick Heath Public Library

 

Hill Country Daily Bread

They have several short term opportunities to serve. The link for volunteer registration and the various times you can volunteer can be found here….Volunteer Registration

There are also other ways to become involved in helping HCDB….VOLUNTEER! « Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries

 

Hill Country Family Services

This organization is easy to get involved with for volunteering. Here are the different opportunities and contact information…http://familyservicesblog.org/wordpress1/get-involved/

The youth at St. John participate in many fun activities throughout the year.  View some photos from this summer’s Camp Eagle Retreat by clicking on the photo!

 

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  • Camp Eagle

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)