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

Food and FellowshipFOOD AND FELLOWSHIP
8:45am -11am

Join us every Sunday morning in the Family Life Center for a light breakfast and great fellowship!

We are currently looking or volunteers to help with our Food and Fellowship on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

If you are interested in volunteering to host / help with Sunday Breakfasts and/or Wednesday Dinners, please sign up to host a meal or participate in a team to host a meal: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aada728a0f94-sunday. This includes preparation, serving, and clean up. Thank you in advance for your time and service.

Please contact Amy Townsend for questions and/or assistance: amyrtownsend@gmail.com

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Sundays in October – 9:30-10:20am

High School Youth Room #213
Middle School Youth Room #212

OCTOBER 7: The Story: Ten Commandments

OCTOBER 14: The Story: Wilderness Wandering

OCTOBER 21: The Story: Joshua

OCTOBER 28: The Story: Judges

Wednesdays in October:

youth ministries

Cross-Generations

6pm Meal
6:30 p.m. Inter-generational learning and worship
time right in the Family Life Center.

ALL AGES wanted and needed!

 

OCTOBER 3: The Apostles’ Creed: Jesus the Savior

OCTOBER 10: The Apostles’ Creed: Jesus the Redeemer

OCTOBER 17: The Apostles’ Creed: Jesus the Lord

OCTOBER 24: The Apostles’ Creed: The Holy Spirit

OCTOBER 31: No Gathering due to All Hallows Eve.

SATURDAYS OF SERVICE:

Opportunities to be Christ’s hands and feet in this world:

October 6th – 5pm: Taking It 2 The Streets

October 13th: Annual Picnic Set Up

2019 Summer Camp Dates for Camp Eagle:

High School: June 16-21, 2018 (for this year’s 8th-12th graders)

Middle School: August 2-7, 2018 (for this year’s 5th-7th graders)

$100 Deposit holds your spot! Contact Matt Olson for details!

Mercy Me Concert October 14th, 7:30pm
at the Freeman Coliseum

10 Tickets Still Available! 20 of us from St. John are already going…
Contact Matt Olson for a ticket. We will leave from church at 6pm.

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS:

Middle School Confirmation will be on Wednesday evenings, starting September 12th, as a part of our Cross-Generations Gatherings

If and when students cannot make this teaching time, there will be a take home book for parents and students to work through together.

Coming Wednesdays: starting September 12th

Cross-Generations: Our teaching focus…The Apostles Creed
We will gather each Wednesday with food, friendship, teaching, service and worship for all ages! Be a part of this Sacred Experiment!

6:00 p.m. Food & Fellowship in the Family Life Center
6:30 p.m. Cross-Generations begins!
7:30 p.m. Taking it home!

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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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)