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.
Youth Group, grades 6-12
During the school year, the St. John's Youth Group meets on Sunday from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. after the Gathering worship service and dinner. The High School Youth Group meets on the 4th floor and the Middle School Youth Group meets on the 3rd floor. 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, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Bible Study Groups
Bible Study Group for middle and high school students on Sunday morning from 9:15 - 10:15 in the Middle School Youth room on the 3rd floor. Come and bring a friend if you'd like to better understand the day's lectionary in an open group discussion.
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. E-mail 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. Joe Dunagan at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about youth events including breakfast club, mission trips, and more, e-mail us 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
For more information about St. John's Boy Scout, Troop 17, visit their official page at http://www.troop17roanoke.org/
For the pre-youth group community for fourth and fifth graders, click here.