*Upcoming Youth Events • Stay Tuned in the New Year!*
Youth group is a place for young people to have fun and learn to follow Jesus with caring adult leaders and other youth.
St. Andrew’s Youth Ministry happens both within our church and within our community. We reach out to every youth and their family with the love and compassion of Jesus. We believe there are five key areas to ministry to youth.
Working alongside community members, we believe that youth deserve as much support as possible.
St. Andrew’s as a supportive and caring congregation reaches out where needs are in our local schools and in partnerships with agencies to demonstrate Gods’ love at this challenging period of life.
Outreach events occur weekly and and periodically throughout the year. Events are designed to introduce new youth and their families to the love of Christ in a positive, relevant and creative way. Weekly youth groups meet to participate in interactive games and activities tied into an object lesson to encourage personal growth and challenge issues teens face daily. Quarterly large events offer youth different events to build relationships and bring their friends into community.
Growth & Development
Designed to help youth and their families grow into their relationship with Christ and way of service.
This area of Ministry has a main focus on establishing deeper roots in our faith and encouraging a stronger commitment. Throughout weekly studies and discussions we delve deeper into the teachings of Christ and are challenged to a life of love and service on His behalf.
Leaders in Training
Designed to equip students to provide servant led ministry in their church, their communities, locally and abroad. Energy is focused on preparing those that are ready for the next level of service to others, developing and understanding their gifts and talents and making commitments to serve in camps and in missions. Leaders in training programs are held once a year with opportunities to assist in community service.
Partnering with Parents
Children haven't changed but childhood has. With a constantly shifting culture it is difficult for parents to stay ahead of the curve and to understand challenges faced regularly by youth. Our Partnering with Parents Ministry attempts to be culturally relevant and current in order to assist parents and concerned adults help youth manoeuvre through the society in which they live. Through Parenting Courses, articles, updates and positive Christian links, we trust that God’s word and Wisdom will help adults guide youth through turbulent years.
We trust that years from now the wisdom that God wrote on their hearts through adults and mentors will guide them in critical decisions.