For Youth (6th -12th Grade) at St. John's...and we even look after our College Age Youth with a College Connections Program!
St. John's Journey to Adulthood Program is a national ministry program of spiritual formation for young people. It balances Bible study, prayer, and serious and playful activities to nurture the whole person during the passage from childhood to adulthood. Faith is not learned “about,” but experienced through the worshiping, learning, and serving practices of a community. Through this process we use Bible study, prayer, rites of passage, outreach ministries and both serious and playful activities to live and teach life lessons with an eye towards the young people growing into the responsibilities and ownership of an adult life of mature faith/faithfulness.
There are three two-year segments of the program: Rite-13, J2A, and YAC. Breakfast Club and SWAAG are two groups that have been incorporated into St. John’s program to serve the needs of 6th graders and 12th graders during alternate years. The 2018-2019 year begins the the first year of the 2018-2020 cycle. Click on the accordion below to learn more about each program.
Rite-13 (6th-7th Grades)
J2A & Confirmation (8th & 9th Grades)
YAC = Young Adults in Church (10th-11th Grades)
SWAAG = Seniors With An Awesome God (12th Grade)
Breakfast Club - Resumes in 2019
Youth Leadership Information
The youth program at St. John’s is supported by the leadership of the Rev. Jenni Ovenstone, Associate for Children and Youth, and by the Youth Ministries Commission.
Youth Ministries Chair: Melissa Simon
The program kicks off with our first lesson on Saturday, September 15th-16th with our ALL YOUTH RETREAT. We will travel again to Sandy Hill Camp for a weekend of faith, fellowship, games, water sports, and fun! Formal lessons begin on Sunday, September 23rd at 10:15am. Locations TBD.
2018-19 College Connections Registration
Are you a college student who wants to keep in touch with St. John's? Complete the 2018-19 College Connections Registration via the link below. Freshmen--register by September 9th to receive our "Welcome to College" care package. All others, register by October 1st to receive our Fall and Spring care packages.
J2A Amazon Fundraising Link
Help support our 2020 J2A Pilgrimage by clicking on the link below. Shop Amazon through the link below and a portion of your purchase will help J2A at NO additional cost to you. Be sure to log-in through AmazonSmile or the link below for all your Amazon purchases.
A Video Message about St. John's Youth ProgramClick here for the video