St. Paul's youth, adults and families will help build homes, host VBS and share the love of Jesus in Mexico.
This summer, St. Paul's will host a trip to the Ysleta Lutheran Mission in El Paso, Texas, serving God's people across the border in Mexico.
To learn more or support the team, please contact Pastor Thomson.
Abide in Christ, Our Foundation
- 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.
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.
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.
LOCATION: Youth Room (third floor of Ministries Building)
- 2020: Open youth room will return in February; stay tuned for days and times!
Audio 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.
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.