St. Luke’s Youth Ministries has created a Christ Centered Community where we welcome and accept others, connect with friends, are rooted and grow in our faith and, understanding of self, and use our gifts and leadership to serve others.
ABOUT ST. LUKE’S YOUTH MINISTRY
St. Luke’s Youth will:
- Embrace Life: learn to embrace life and all it has to offer, having fun, taking risks, laughing often and recognizing all of life is a gift from God.
- Know Christ: understand their relationship and commitment to Christ
- Own Faith: Build their faith with understanding of Creedal theology, Christian Character, Wesleyan heritage and St. Luke’s Core Values
- Value Self: Value their sacred worth, understand their gifts, passion and leadership and be prepared with life skills and independence.
- Be Community: create a community with one another that reflects the core values of acceptance, hospitality, interdependence and respect both within youth and school.
- Create Change: embrace the call toward social holiness and learn and participate in asset based, partnered ministry to cultivate their call and witness.
WEEKLY YOUTH SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Discipleship Groups | 5th- 12th Grade
Students are invited to dive deep on Sunday mornings. We meet in The Youth Center (located across from The Sanctuary), then students split into groups by grade level.
- MERGE | 5th and 6th Grade
A collaborative ministry between Children’s and Youth Ministries designed specifically for 5th and 6th Grade where activities connect scripture with everyday life.
- SUBMERGE | 7th & 8th Grade
Dive in with this Sunday morning small group as we have fun and dive into scripture and relevant discussions.
- DEEPER | 9th – 12th Grade
Grow deeper in this Sunday morning small groups as we have coffee, donuts, and dive into scripture and relevant discussions.
High School Youth Group | 9th- 12th Grade
Every Sunday night, our high school students are invited for fellowship, games, worship, and discussion on how faith impacts their lives and those around them. Meet in The Youth Center located across from The Sanctuary.
High School Small Groups | 9th- 12th Grade
Every Wednesday night from 6:30PM to 8:30PM after a time of games and community in The Youth Center, our Praise Band plays an awesome worship set, then our high school students dive into a group study of their own in The Youth Center Cafe.
Middle School Youth Group | 6th- 8th Grade
Every Wednesday night from 6:30PM to 8:30PM in The Youth Center, our middle school students are invited for fellowship, games, worship, and discussion on how faith impacts their lives and those around them.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND REGISTRATIONS
Discovery – A Confirmation Journey
Sundays 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
in The Youth Center
Confirmation begins Sunday, January 27, 2018 from 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Students will meet weekly to learn from pastors and other leaders of the church about foundational elements of St. Luke’s, the United Methodist Church, and their faith. They will then split into small groups to discuss these topics.
The $100.00 fee will help cover the cost of Confirmation Retreat, transportation, snacks, and more. If you can donate to help scholarship a student in need that would be great!
Students are expected to meet weekly but there will be ways to make up missed classes. If students are unable to attend the majority of classes then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It is very important that students can attend the following dates:
January 20th – Orientation (for Parents & Confirmands)
12:15PM – 1PM in The Youth Center
Week One – January 27th – Creation, Sin, & Redemption
Week Two – February 3rd – Holy Spirit
Week Three – February 10th – Grace & Way of Salvation
Week Four – February 17th – Worship & Sacraments
Week Five – February 24th – Wesleyan Quadrilateral
Week Six – Confirmation Retreat – March 1st – 3rd
Renounce, Accept, Confess | Creeds & Covenant
Week Seven – March 10th – Pastors Q&A
March 17th – No Class
Week Eight – March 24th – Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service & Witness
Week Nine – Discover St. Luke’s – March 31st
Week Ten – April 7th – Service Project – East Winter Garden
Confirmation Ceremony Walk-Through to follow
Easter Fest – April 14th – No Class
Easter – April 21st – No Class
Confirmation Sunday – April 28th
- Confirmation Ceremony 4PM in The Sanctuary
- Confirmands Meet in The Youth Center at 3PM
- Reception to follow in The Youth Center
WHERE TO FIND YOUTH MINISTRIES
MISSIONS (SERVING OPPORTUNITIES)
St. Luke’s always has opportunities for student volunteers.
Email to find out how and where you can serve
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
There are always opportunities to plug in and serve with Middle School and High School students! Weekly opportunities on Sundays and Wednesdays, as well as single events and overnight trips.
Email to find out how and where you can serve.
Want to help in worship?!
If you would like to join the youth usher/greeter team serving every 4th Sunday in Contemporary Worship, contact Andrea Whitman for more information.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE YOUTH NEWSLETTER
Parents when registering your student for events please feel free to contact Email Brandon Sangster with your questions.
YOUTH MINISTRIES STAFF
The Youth Ministries offices are located on the first floor of Building C, The Attic and Youth classrooms are located on the second floor of Building C.