Activities & Events

St. Paul's high school youth group is an active ministry focusing on student/church connection, Biblical encouragement and instruction, and Christian fellowship. Get connected with our youth group to learn more.

Youth Coordinator Becky Blake | Assistant Pastor Lawton Thompson


high school nights

High School Youth Nights: Every Wednesday • 7:00pm • Youth Room


A part of something bigger than themselves, St. Paul’s high schoolers who attended the July 2022 Gathering in Houston were not only encouraged in their faith walk — they gained a vision for the vastness of Christ’s church. Our teens joined a community of young Lutheran believers, thousands strong, from across the United States.

Our congregation has been blessed to send youth groups to every LCMS youth gathering held since its inception in 1980.

Visit the LCMS Gathering website to learn more. The next Gathering will be held in New Orleans in the summer of 2025.


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.

UPDATES & schedule

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. 

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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.

guest speaker


Video  Watch video of Holly Brand's presentation at St. Paul's.

St. Paul's youth ministry was pleased to welcome special guest speaker Dr. Holly Brand in 2021 — a psychologist, professor, author, and Christian speaker— who shared her insight and expertise on balance, wisdom, and Godly discernment in teen's use of social media today. The video is offered for St. Paul's families, with the permission of the speaker.

guest speaker

"YOU MATTER" TOUR at St. Paul's

microphone  Listen to audio of Heather Ruesch's presentation at St. Paul's.

Candid * Real * Current | In 2020, 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 for a refresher of the important topics outlined.