High School Youth Activities & Events

St. Paul's "Abide7" high school youth group is a reimagined, connection-based ministry where we reach out to highschoolers not only through worship, Bible study and events, but also at their schools and extracurricular activities. 

High School Open Youth Room

ON HIATUS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES


HANG OUT OR HOMEWORK TIME


Highschoolers: come work on homework, group projects, study for tests or just hang out for a few hours at church.

We'll rotate the day of the week each month, to accommodate a variety of school extracurricular and athletic schedules.


Open Youth Room is back, and with new times! Meet up with friends for study time and fellowship! Snacks will be provided.


LOCATION: Youth Room (third floor of Ministries Building)

DATES: pending

UPDATES & schedule ON INSTAGRAM

CATCH THE LATEST AT STPAULSDESPERESYOUTH


Highschoolers and parents: keep up with our schedule, youth events and activities on Instagram. At StPaulsDesPeresYouth we post photos, reminders of upcoming events, discussion topics and more. 

suNDAY bIBLE STUDY FOR HIGHSCHOOLERS

As young adults, our post-Confirmation age youth are encouraged to participate in our inter-generational adult Bible studies, together with family or peers. On any given Sunday, you'll find high school students sitting together in a Foundation Bible class, actively involved, commenting and sharing in the discussion. 

  • Our Foundation Bible study gets its name from the truth that Christ is our foundation in all things. The study focuses on exploring how our foundation in Christ transforms who we are, and how we live our lives.


Introducing: "Abide 7" for Senior High Youth

HIGH SCHOOL VISITS ON HIATUS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES


Abide in Christ, Our Foundation


Why Seven?

  • 7 days a week
  • 7 points of connection
  • 1 Worship, 2 Foundation Bible Study, 3 School Visits, 4 Extracurricular Visits, 5 Open Youth Room, 6 Social & Servant Events, 7 Annual Mission Trip

At our fall 2019 rollout meeting, Pastor Thomson explained the vision of how Abide7 — St. Paul's reimagined youth ministry — will become "more relational, less programmatic" in focus.  LCMS research shows that when teenagers feel connected to trusted adults in church, they're more likely to remain in the church in college and beyond.


Dozens of our highschoolers met with Pastor Thomson to roundtable their ideas and explain from uniquely teen perspectives what they want and need to stay connected to their church and to Christ.

Audio archive: "YOU MATTER " TOUR at St. Paul's

Audio archive of Ruesch presentation at St. Paul's: visit our Media>Archives page here


Candid * Real * Current

In November 2019, St. Paul's brought nationally-recognized speaker and author, Heather Ruesch, to present her "You Matter" program to families, teens, tweens and the Lutheran community. Ruesch spoke about life issues, sexuality, and creating a culture of Biblical integrity. Listen to the recording if you missed the event, or for a refresher of the important topics outlined. 


High School Puppeteers

JOIN OUR CREATIVE MINISTRY SERVING CHILDREN


St. Paul's puppeteer troupe is a fun, high-energy and creative ministry for high school students.  If you've ever seen a St. Paul's H.I.S. Puppeteers performance, you know that this isn't your average puppet show! 


Our practice schedule is teen-friendly with weekly summer practices, plus Sunday mornings in August and September. In the fall and winter, the troupe takes the show on the road to area Lutheran churches (usually monthly), sharing a Christ-centered Gospel message.


Contact Mrs. Hohenstein for more info.