The Youth of St. John’s Church

We strive to awaken, nurture, and strengthen the spiritual growth of youth through teaching, outreach, activities, and retreats. All youth are invited to participate and become active in the life of the church.

COVID-19 Update

Our in-person worship varies based on current COVID-19 numbers, please call the Church office at (912) 232-1251 or visit the home page for more details.

Online services will continue to be available on Facebook and YouTube at 11 a.m. every Sunday, 8:15 Morning Prayer daily, and 5 p.m. for Feast Days. Zoom Sunday School for all ages also continues to be held online. Call for more details.

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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Currently being held virtually)

Middle School & High School students meet Sundays at 12:30 p.m. During the COVID-19 distancing guidelines, we meet via Zoom. Please email mnelson@stjohnssav.org for details on how to participate.

CONFIRMATION

We offer a confirmation class (6th grade), a middle school class (7-8th grades), and a high school class. Classes aim to make followers of Jesus through faithful and relevant discussions of the Christian faith and its application to everyday life. For more details about confirmation click HERE.


UPCOMING EVENTS!

Please check back for updates.
 

Saint Michael’s Youth Conference: July 25-31, 2021
 

The organizers have set provisional dates for July 25 -31. A final decision will be made in April, at which point a commitment will be expected from those registering. Until then, you can let them know your child is interested by completing the registration on www.saintmichaelsconference.com. (no fee at this time). Please also let Fr. Dunbar know.

(Photo courtesy of SaintMichaelsConference.com)

THE VISION

 Our goal is to build a youth community at St. John’s Church based on these four priorities:

  • Gospel: as defined by Scripture and the Prayer Book as the center of the Christian life. We keep the focus on Jesus. This prevents Youth ministry from becoming moralistic, or primarily about being “polite”.
  • Hospitality: We welcome others as God in Christ has welcomed us.
  • Virtue: We empower future Christian citizens to love God and their neighbors.
  • Worship: We worship God in everything we do. Prayer Book orients us to scripture and the Christian tradition to see all of life: morning, evening, meals, celebration, mourning, etc. as acts of worship.

THE VISION EXPLAINED

The Youth of St John’s ministry is built on four pillars: Gospel, Hospitality, Virtue, and Worship. Each of the four essays below covers one of these pillars and answers the question: “Why should I care about this?”

Our desire is to help you understand not only that the Gospel, Hospitality, Virtue, and Worship are important ideas, but are essential truths of the Christian Faith that affect how we view ourselves, others, and God. They also change the way we live our lives, because they point us to the source of life: Jesus Christ.

Please follow the links, below.

  1. Why is the Gospel “Good News?” 
  1. Were We Meant to Live Life Alone?
  1. What Motivates My Decisions?
  1. How Do I Become Fully Human?