High School Ministry (Grades 9-12)2022-06-21T10:40:43-05:00

High School Ministry (Grades 9-12)

High school ministries encourage youth to explore their faith, build friendships, develop leadership skills, and serve the community.

EARLY CHILDHOOD
ELEMENTARY MINISTRY
MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
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Camp Leader Training

Starts Sunday, January 16
2-3:30 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center

Are you interested in becoming a camp counselor this summer? We host our Confirmation Camp June 13-17 and are looking for awesome young leaders to counsel our Middle schoolers for the best week in the summer. Camp Wapo will host us for our WILD week of singing, campfire worshiping, night gaming, cabin devo-ing, bracelet making, friendship building, and faith forming!

Cam Leader Weekend: Ox Lake – June 17-19. High School Camp Leaders Only. A time for us to relax after an intense week of camp. Group up with your newly formed amazing community of camp counselors and make memories swimming in the lake, laughing until you cry, and hanging around the campfire.

High School Calendar

Senior Blessing Skipping Stone

High School Ministry

A monthly worship, food, community, and game night for all high school students.

Dates:

Sundays at 6 p.m.

  • May 15

Peer Ministry

Peer Ministry is about connecting with others, it’s about relationships, and it’s about learning to be the presence of Christ in the uncertain places of the world. Peer Ministers learn how to start meaningful conversations with total strangers.

Trained Peer Ministers will meet monthly for connection and fellowship.

Interested in becoming a Peer Minister? Check out the Peer Ministry Training Retreat!

Peer Ministry Monthly Dates:

Sundays at 12 noon

  • May 1
  • May 22

News & Updates

Skipping Stones Ministry

Our Skipping Stones ministry celebrates six moments in a child’s journey of life and faith, reminding them they are a beloved child of God and part of a church family. Each Skipping Stone includes an interactive workshop to support families in fulfilling baptismal promises to nurture faith in their children. We then celebrate and bless children/youth during worship as a reminder that the congregation also promises to encourage families in the life of faith.

Confirmation

During the three years of Confirmation, middle school youth begin own their faith journey — learning what it means to be a Christian, what make us Lutheran, and what it means to live out our faith in daily life.

During the fall of 9th grade, students who intend to affirm their faith will have four weeks of small group meetings and a weekend retreat to walk through “what’s next” in their faith journey. Confirmation services are held during worship services on Reformation Weekend.

Senior Blessing

High school graduation is a time of excitement and celebration (sometimes mixed with stress or uncertainty) as our teenagers mark a significant moment in their journey of life and faith. We send them into all that remains ahead, praying that God will bless, keep, and guide their hearts and reminding them of both God’s constant presence and the love, support, and encouragement of St. Andrew’s faith community.

The Senior Blessing Skipping Stone is a celebration in early June that includes a brunch and a blessing in worship.

Children and Youth Music Opportunities

St. Andrew’s offers a variety of options for children and youth (Grades K-12) to be involved in vocal and instrumental music groups. For details and registration for choirs, please visit the youth music page.

Stay Connected

For questions and details about High School Ministries, contact Per Nestingen, High School Youth Minister, at 651.762.9130 or youthministry@saintandrews.org.

For questions related to event registrations, contact Mary Post, CYF Administration & Registrations, at 651.762.9131 or youth@saintandrews.org.

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