The All Saints Youth Ministry exists to form high school and middle school students into the image of Christ through engagement with God and His Word, each other, and the world.
All Saints believes that Christian maturity involves a reorientation of our whole selves: our minds and bodies; our sports and schoolwork; our words and actions; our calendars; our life in the home and outside of it.
It is our hope that in the seven years they are with us, students will grow in all these ways and that they will do so together - learning Christ by seeing his image in one another and by seeking the unity for which he prayed and died.
"And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." - Acts 2:42
Christianity is about relationships. That's why Christians have always met together, learned together, and prayed together. So every Sunday night, All Saints students meet to study God's word, eat snacks, play, and pray. We reflect on what God has done in Christ, and send one another out into the week to come.
Whether you've been in the church all of your life, or never at all, we hope you'll come.
"Love, Sexuality & Becoming Imitators of God in Christ"
You and I are thirsty. More than anything, we desire to love and to be loved. Yet we live in a world in which we drink, and drink, but are always thirsty.
This fall high schoolers are invited to join in this conversation about sex, salvation, and becoming more like Christ. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend the first four Sundays of this class (August 19, August 26, September 9, September 16) as we get the conversation started. The remainder of the classes will be just for the students.
"The Fruit of the Spirit"
Bring your bibles and come join our new female youth director, Grace Anne Wood! She'll dive into the word to discuss the Holy Spirit, the Fruit it bears and the fruits we bear as the Spirit works in us.
"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together...but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." - Hebrews 10:24-26
Small Groups give students the time to connect with God and one another in a more intimate setting. The goal is for students to learn more about God and themselves. The two go hand in hand! As students learn more about who God is and what he's done in Christ, we pray that they'll have the safety, vulnerability and curiosity to explore who God has made them to be and what God is doing in their own lives.
“The best social predictor of what a teenager’s religious life will look like is to ask what her parents’ religious lives look like.” (Kenda Creasy Dean)
The All Saints Youth Ministry thrives with sustained and consistent support not just from pastoral staff, but also from parents. Youth ministry is family ministry! To that end, there are many ways to volunteer in the youth ministry.
o Level one: come to Youth Group (middle or high school) once a semester, talk to kids, and help lead discussion groups.
o Level two: come to Youth Group (middle or high school) once a month, talk to kids, and help lead discussion groups.
o Level three: lead a small group of 6-10 male or female students once a week.