We believe that teenagers aren’t simply the future of the Church, but are part of the Church here and now. We encourage the students of St. Paul’s to be actively involved by finding a place to serve and by participating in worship during our 9:00 am and/or 11:15 am services. There are Youth Music Opportunities (6th-12th grade) available at 10:15 am.
Our Youth Group (6th-12th Grade) meets weekly during the school year on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. It is a social opportunity for students to grow in their faith and LOVE being at church. Led by a caring group of adults seeking to lead students closer to Christ through icebreakers, learning activities, large group teaching, small group discussion, and prayer.
Come to Lowe Park, Marion, on August 4, 11:30 am-1:30 pm for fellowship and a salad, dessert, bread, and/or crackers. A free will offering will be received to support Mission Projects selected by our youth. Drinks will be provided but you need to bring your own table service. Sign up with a circle chair or stop by the Connection Center after the Sunday worship service. Questions? Contact Genny Yarne, email@example.com.
At St. Paul’s, we believe missions are a powerful step in our youths’ faith journeys. We encourage youth to begin these experiences in 6th grade and continue them through 12th grade. Mission trips allow students to get out of their comfort zones to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus Christ in the world. Our mission trips have included recovery missions in response to Hurricane Katrina and the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Joplin Missouri; and a service learning trip to Memphis, Tennesssee. Trips traditionally take place during the summer months.
See information about upcoming Mission Trips in Youth Announcements.
Confirmation is a great responsibility, and it can be challenging. It is such an important time in the faith development of young people.
Too often, confirmation has been downgraded to the role of a checkpoint along the faith journey. We want to provide students with an experience to help them on a journey toward a mature faith.
At your child’s baptism, we recognized God’s grace at work in your child, you promised to raise your child in the way that leads to life everlasting, and the faith community agreed to stand beside you and your child in faith development.
Confirmation is a continuation of what God started in baptism; for that matter, confirmation is a continuation of what God started in the community of faith in your child’s baptism. While confirmation is the moment your teenager confirms the vows taken on his or her behalf in the baptism, it remains a communal experience, whereby the church sees the faithfulness of God at work in and through your teenager. At confirmation, your teen publicly professes personal faith in Christ and commits to faithful stewardship of time, talent, treasure, witness, and service in the body of Christ and the world. In baptism, we are initiated into the family of God, and in confirmation we publicly declare our allegiance to Christ and Christ’s church.
Confirmation is traditionally taught during the 8th grade year, however, we invite those who are in High School, to join in as well. Parents do not need to be members of St. Paul’s for a child to participate in the confirmation class.
For more information on Confirmation, Contact Becca Nims, Director of Youth and Family Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Becca Nims, I am the Director of Youth and Family Ministries. Thank you for entrusting us with your students! Here at St. Paul’s our goal is to create a safe environment where students gather with other students their own age, be formed in faith and sent into the world to be a Difference Maker. Please feel free to email email@example.com
Our Mission: At St. Paul’s we believe students should experience a safe place where they can gather with others their own age, be formed in faith and sent into the world to be Difference Makers because of the love of Jesus. We do this through the study of scripture, music, worship, fellowship and mission work in service to our church, community and across the nation.
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