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.
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.
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)
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.
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 below is offered for St. Paul's families, with the permission of the speaker.
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 if you missed the event, or for a refresher of the important topics outlined.