Opportunities for Youth
St. John’s Youth Ministry will love and inspire youth in their journey to seek and serve Christ in themselves and others.
As a Christ-centered community, these are our core values:
Seek a deeper relationship with Christ through scripture, tradition, and reason.
Strive to be a warm, diverse community in which every participant feels accepted and respected.
Be loving, understanding, empathetic, and kind.
Encourage wholesome humor, fun, and fellowship.
Empower our youth to give generously of their time and gifts.
Forgive each other as God forgives us.
Click here to see all the upcoming Youth Events.
Youth Group, grades 6-12
Youth groups take a break for the summer.
During the program year, they meet at
6:30 p.m. Sundays, 3rd floor (middle school)
6:30 p.m. Sundays, 4th floor (high school)
During the school year, youth groups meet every Sunday night after The Gathering worship service and meal. Youth group is time set aside for teens to be themselves and feel loved. Together with adult leaders, they seek to know Christ through discussions, study of Scripture, games, service to others, and prayer. For more information about youth group, email Mr. Joseph Payne, the Minister to Youth, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the pre-youth group community for fourth and fifth graders, click here.
Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments in the Episcopal Church. Confirmation at St. John’s typically occurs when youth are in 8th grade. With the help of a theologically sound and engaging curriculum, 8th graders learn about and consider the sacrament of confirmation for themselves. Email Ms. Erin Harden, Minister to Children and Families, at email@example.com.
Youth serve as acolytes, lectors, and ushers on Sundays. When teens serve in these ways, they gain a better understanding of Episcopal liturgy as well as more ownership of the church. To find out more, contact the Rev. Sandy Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org
For up-to-date information about youth events including breakfast club, mission trips, access to a Google calendar and more, check out the youth blog at: www.stjohnsyouthgroup.wordpress.com
Also contact our Minister to Youth, Mr. Joseph Payne at email@example.com.
Diocesan Youth Ministries
St. John’s youth are involved with youth ministries in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. From mission trips to weekend retreats, youth form lifelong friendships with other youth living their faith. For more on diocesan youth ministries visit: www.youth.dioswva.org