ABOUT YOUTH MINISTRY

SALT Youth Group: This group of 4th & 5th graders meets monthly (September – May).  We start with a yearly lock-in, have fun events, service events, a weekend mission trip in the Spring and an annual Ooey-Gooey event!

Middle School Youth Group(MSYG):This group of 6th-8th graders meets weekly (September-May).  We gather on Sunday evenings for a meal together at 5:30p.m., fun games and program time at 6:00 p.m. and end with open gym time.  We are usually done around 7:30 p.m. Sometimes we have lock-ins, attend Conference Retreats, have scavenger hunts—and we always have fun in God’s name!

Senior High Youth Group: This group is a dynamic crew made up of 9th-12th graders.  Faith based discussion, topical conversation, mission work and trips, fun, fellowship, spiritual growth, and an ever-growing connection to God, each other and the world around us.  Check us out...we have kindness, compassion, and love of all mankind.

Confirmation:at St. Paul’s is a one-year program for youth in 7th or 8th grade, and is usually offered every other year.  Confirmation is led by Pastor Erica Roth and Director of Christian Education Erica Faust.  The class meets every Sunday, the middle of  September through the middle of May.  The schedule is as follows:

4:30-5:30 p.m.  Confirmation Class

5:30-6:00 p.m.  Dinner (provided by church families)

6:00-7:30 p.m.  Middle School Youth Group

The class focuses on faith formation, questions of faith, building Bible knowledge, mission work and fellowship.  Confirmands are required to complete sermon reports and community service hours as well as serve as acolytes in worship.  In addition, the class will participate in the Conference Middle School youth event in the fall and take a mission/fun trip in the spring.

Mission Trips for youth: St. Paul’s believes that God’s world is amazing and diverse and we hope to expose our young members to different aspects of it through a variety of mission trips and cultural exchanges.  We take our Salt Youth Group (4th-5th graders) on a yearly weekend mission trip—often to a rural community.  We take our Jr. High and Sr. High on longer yearly mission trips (up to a week) and have learned about God’s people and their struggles by experiencing such situations as hurricane devastation in New Orleans or children living homeless in Kentucky.  It is our goal to take our Sr. High Youth on an overseas mission experience every four years.



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