ABOUT OUR YOUTH

      GROWING closer to God and SHOWING our love for God and one another

  • Our youth group is committed to one another
  • Our youth group is always open to new people
  • Our youth group does four things together: play, worship, study, & serve
  • Our youth group is coordinated by parents, with the help of awesome youth interns.
  • Our youth group is not too big and not too small but a blend of middle school and high school youth coming together to explore our faith

Our youth group meets most Sunday afternoons during the school year from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. (including supper)


                            


Learning

Middle School and High School students meet on Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. every week. High School classes are in the Youth Room and Middle School in the original Education Wing of the church.


Curriculum has varied and in the past has included video series with Francis Chan and Rob Bell, denominational materials, Thoughtful Christian study guides, and lessons developed by our church volunteers. Our 2018-2019 curriculum is the Gospel Project, taking students through the major themes of the Bible from a Christ-centered perspective.


serving

Our students look forward to a mission trip during the summer, and short and longer term retreats throughout the year. They find great joy in meeting students from other places, worshiping together, and learning along the way.


In summer 2018, a team served in Jacksonville, FL assisting with hurricane recovery.


In previous years our students have loved serving the poor in urban areas like Washington, D.C. or Philadelphia, and rural settings like Cherokee NC and Covington VA.


Montreat

Our high school students love heading to the beautiful mountains of of the Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina. About a thousand students attend each year for the worship, rock-hopping, Bible study, energizers, hanging out, and late night reflections. 


International Missions

For several summers, Saint Andrew has sent a team of high school students to Jamaica for a week of hard labor and "cool runnings." The work is construction, the people are faith-filled, and the place is wonderfully Caribbean. Other international trips our students have made include Costa Rica and Ecuador. For 2019 our sights are set on Puerto Rico!


YOUTH WORSHIP

Youth Sunday - in early February of each year


Each year the middle and high school students at Saint Andrew work together for a month in order to plan and lead

the Sunday services for Youth Sunday. All the youth participate in writing the prayers, providing the music,

leading the children's sermon, and proclaiming God's Word. This congregation loves it when the youth lead them. 

 

Senior Sunday - in late Spring of each year

Each Spring we recognize the 12th graders/graduates in our congregation on a day when they plan

and conduct the services of worship for our church.