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 February – 9:30-10:20am

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

FEBRUARY 3: The Beginning of the End

FEBRUARY 10: The Kingdom’s Fall

FEBRUARY 17: Daniel in Exile

FEBRUARY 24: The Return Home

Wednesdays in February:

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!

 

FEBRUARY 6: The Sacrament of Holy Communion II
(Peer Groups Teaching & Discussion)

FEBRUARY 13: Service Project Night – Hill Country Daily Bread

FEBRUARY 20: Game Show Night

FEBRUARY 27: Dance

February Events for High Schoolers:

For Juniors and Seniors:

College 101: An Insider’s Guide to Spiritual Success after High School begins Thursday, January 10th at 6pm

We will meet in the Small Dining Room in the Family Life Center. A meal will be served. Below are the following dates of the meals and sessions.

 

#3. Own It: Be Earthquake Proof – Sunday, February 24th 6pm

#4. Live It: Don’t Be a Trout – Sunday, March 17th 6pm

#5. Live It: Find Your Puzzle – Sunday, April 14th 12 Noon

#6. Share It: Get in the Game – Thursday, April 18th 6pm

February Events for High Schoolers and Middle Schoolers:

Youth Recreation and Fellowship

Sunday Afternoons this February 10th & February 17th at 4:30pm in the Family Life Center. Majority decides: Pickleball, Ninesquare, Basketball, ???

Followed with a meal and Youth Alpha at 5:30pm

 

Youth Alpha for 6th – 12th Graders

Enjoy a meal in the Small Dining Room of the Family Life Center and a video followed by a discussion.

Sunday, February 10, 5:30pm -7pm. Cross: Why Did Jesus Die?
and
Sunday, February 17, 5:30pm-7pm Faith: How Can I Have Faith?

FOR OUR CHILDREN:

 

First Communion Instruction: March 20, March 27 and April 3

First Communion instruction will be Wednesdays, March 20th, 27th and April 3rd, with the First Communion Celebration being held onSunday, April 7th. This is for all 5th graders as well as older students who have yet to receive this instruction.

 

Camp Chrysalis for Elementary Age Youth: June 23rd – 28th

St. John has reserved spots at Camp Chrysalis for our elementary age youth and their parents for the week of June 23-28, 2019. REGISTER HERE: https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/camp-chrysalis-2019/

FOR OUR YOUTH:

Youth Quake – February 22-24
January 13th Registration Deadline

The annual Youth Quake for youth in grades 6 – 12 will be February 22nd – 24th here in San Antonio. Rregister by January 13th: https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/quake-youth-event-2019/

 

Sr. High Camp EAGLE – June 16-21

Camp Eagle for Senior High students (this year’s 8th – 12th graders) will be held on June 16-21, 2019. The cost for this week long camp is $425, but St. John will pay half the cost for members. $100 Deposit holds your spot. Spaces Limited. (Room for 5 guys & 5 girls)

REGISTER HERE: https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/camp-eagle-2019/

 

Middle School Camp EAGLE – August 2-7

Camp Eagle/Confirmation Camp for Middle School students (this year’s 5th through 7th graders) is scheduled for August 2 -7, 2019. The cost for this week is $350, but St. John offsets half the cost for members. $100 Deposit holds your spot. Spaces Limited. (Room for 6 guys & 6 girls).

REGISTER HERE: https://www.stjohnlutheran.com/camp-eagle-2019/

FOR FAMILIES AND ALL AGES:

CROSS-GENERATIONS!

Plan now to be a part of Cross-Generations, Wednesdays from 6pm-7:30pm in the Family Life Center. In the midst of our fellowship / Christ-centered relationship building and service projects, we will be exploring what our church understands sacraments to be all about. This will be on Wednesdays, January 9th – February 27th

February 6: Communion II Peer Groups: Teaching & Sharing
February 13: Family3 Service Project Night: Hill Country Daily Bread
February 20: StJLC Family2 Groups – Game Show Night
February 27: Cross-Generations Dance – with dance music from 7 decades!!!

PLAN AHEAD:

Confirmands 8th Grade (and older) will begin their final stretch with Mentors starting Wednesday, March 6

First Communion instruction will be Wednesdays, March 20, 27 & April 3

First Communion Celebration will be Sunday, April 7

Teen Life Camp will be held on April 12-14

The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism will be held on Sunday, May 5.

Marriage Night: May 17th, 2019. St. John will be the Hill Country area host for the event 2019 Marriage Night. Childcare will be provided.

Graduate Recognition is set for Sunday, May 19.

Sr. High Camp EAGLE is scheduled for June 16-21, 2019. $100 holds your spot. 5 guy spots and 5 girl spots available.

Middle School Camp EAGLE is set for August 2-7, 2019. $100 holds your spot. Room for 5 guys and 5 girls.

Elementary Camp Chrysalis camp times are being set. See our website for more info. Registration is happening now.

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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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)