Youth Ministries
sHeep Youth Ministries

YOUTH MINISTRY

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!

High Schoolers:

Sundays
9:30-10:30am Led by Brad Allen and
10:45am Led by Matt Olson

High School Youth ‘The Upper Room’ #213

The High Schoolers will be practicing discernment in their Bible studies this summer. Using Nooma videos created by former Pastor Rob Bell, insightful thoughts on life and scripture will be welcomed and questioned.: Where is law and Gospel in these messages? Where are they not? Why is such analysis so important to the Christian faith? GO DEEP THIS SUMMER!

JULY 7: God’s Unchanging Love
JULY 14: Loss
JULY 21: Living in the Moment
JULY 28: Does God Answer Prayers?

Wednesdays
Led by George Klein

The High Schoolers will continue using the Nooma videos that they are using in Sunday School classes.

JULY 3: NO GATHERING TONIGHT
JULY 10: How to live the life God made us live
JULY 17: Reality Check
JULY 24-26: SECRET SABBATICAL $100 (see next page)
JULY 24: Being who God made you to be

 

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

Middle Schoolers:

Sundays
9:30-10:30am Led by Michael Hoeppner and
10:45am Led by Matt Olson

Middle School Youth ‘The Fold’ Room #212

The Middle Schoolers will be using the resource: ‘Underground Reality: Vietnam’. Scattered around Vietnam in secret meetings, believers risk all to follow Christ.’

JULY 7: God is calling you
JULY 14: Heroes of the Faith
JULY 21: Tears of Joy
JULY 28: What’s Your Battle Cry?

The 10:45 Sunday School class brings Middle Schoolers in with the High Schoolers to learn to practice discernment in their Bible studies. Using Nooma videos created by former Pastor Rob Bell, insightful thoughts on life and scripture will be welcomed and questioned.: Where is law and Gospel in these messages? Where are they not? Why is such analysis so important to the Christian faith?

JULY 7: God’s Unchanging Love
JULY 14: Loss
JULY 21: Living in the Moment
JULY 28: Does God Answer Prayers?

Wednesdays
Led by Matt Olson

The Middle Schoolers will explore what “The Church” is according to the book of Acts. How are we ant the early church similar and different? Who is God calling us to be today?

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

JULY 3: NO GATHERING TONIGHT
JULY 10: Blueprints for the Church
JULY 17: Construction Costs
JULY 24: Grand Opening
JULY 31: SIX FLAGS DAY! $35

Wednesday Activities for all High School and Middle School Youth
June 12-July 24

Wednesday Summer in the Son Schedule:

Summer in the Son9:30am: Gather at St. John
10:00am: Serve at Hill Country Daily Bread
12 Noon: Fast Food Lunch (Bring $)
1:00pm: Recreation Time
4:00pm: Movie Time at St. John
6:00pm: Dinner & Movie Discussion
6:30pm: Bible Study
7:30pm: Head Home

No gathering on July 3rd

Upcoming Events:

July 17-19: High School Secret Sabbatical: https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/high-school-secret-sabbatical/

July 31st: Youth (s3Heep) Day at Six Flags: https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/youth-day-at-six-flags/

August 2-7: Middle School Camp EAGLE

September 14: Habitat for Humanity Build Date

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 by clicking the button below. 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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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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