HighSchool

Activities & Events


St. Paul's Abide7 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 and learn more!

Associate Pastor Kevin Thomson |  Youth Coordinator Becky Blake

"Abide 7"
for Senior High Youth

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

The vision of Abide7 — St. Paul's reimagined youth ministry — is to 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.

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.


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. 

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.


Meet up with friends for study time and fellowship! Snacks will be provided.


LOCATION: Youth Room (third floor of Ministries Building)

DATES: pending

parent/youth event

MY BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE


Held on February 25, St. Paul's youth ministry was pleased to welcome special guest speaker Dr. Holly Brand — 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 below is offered for St. Paul's families, with the permission of the speaker. 


Special thanks to the Susic family for event sponsorship, and to Laura Susic for preparation of on-site movie clips for the audience. 


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

Last year, 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


ON HIATUS DUE TO COVID-19 MEASURES


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.