Wednesday Night Youth Group
The Youth Group (grades 7 through 12) meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00pm with dinner served at 6:15 pm in the gym kitchen. Weekly Youth Ministry meetings are designed to enable youth to experience a Christian community on a regular basis.
Youth Ministry: Journey to Adulthood
Youth Ministry at St. John’s follows the Journey to Adulthood program, which is a complete youth ministry program of spiritual formation for 6th-12th grades. Please see below for the three segments that are included in this program.
If you are interested in getting your child involved in Journey to Adulthood, please contact Jean Hansen at 952-201-0424 or email@example.com.
Rite 13 is a segment of our Journey to Adulthood program that is offered to children from 6-8th grades. These first two years of the program celebrate the individuality of each young teen and their creative potential, while exploring Biblical stories of God and God’s people. The Rite 13 liturgy (Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood) is the community expression of this and serves as a rite of passage from childhood towards adulthood.
This ministry is offered to youth from 8-10th grades and serves as the second segment of our Journey to Adulthood program. J2A helps teens create and understand the importance of Christian community as they develop critical thinking and other skills they will need in adulthood. The end of J2A is marked with a spiritual pilgrimage that is often a life-changing experience for the group.
This mentor-based program helps older teens (grades 11-12) discern and carry out a ministry within their church or in the larger community. This is the final segment in our Journey to Adulthood program. Vocation and development of a personal credo are also emphasized. A final rite of passage sends them out into the world as ambassadors of Christ.