Youth

St. Lukes recognizes the importance of youth in the church. After all, they will be the future leaders of the church! 

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY 10/21/2016

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Children's Church School started 9/11/16

     

We offer Sunday school for ages 3-11. The role of the church school is to provide religious instruction to the children of the parish so they can learn the values, traditions, and ethics of the faith. The curriculum is lectionary based following the scriptures of each Sunday. Special events include a Christmas Pageant, Palm Sunday event and the Easter egg hunt. Volunteer opportunities include teaching, substitute teaching, pageant director or help with special events.

Journey to Adulthood (J2A)

      

Pictures from J2A Pilgrimage 2015

Middle School and High School students participate in our Journey to Adulthood (J2A) program which meets every Sunday morning during the 10:00 am service. Through the course of the year the students and leaders focus on the important things that help shape their journey with Christ as well as develop life skills.  The J2A youth plan and participate in a pilgrimage at a place of their choosing! 

The Journey to Adulthood is a complete youth ministry program of spiritual formation for 6th-12th grades. It encourages relational ministry and uses Bible study, prayer, rites of passage, outreach ministries and both serious and playful activities to underscore the two guiding principles of the program: 1) Manhood and womanhood are free gifts from God; and 2) Adulthood must be earned.

Rite-13: The first two years (Grades 6-7 or 7-8) celebrate the individuality of each young teen and their creative potential, while exploring Biblical stories of God and God's people. The Rite-13 liturgy (Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood) is the community expression of this and serves as a rite of passage from childhood towards adulthood.

J2A: The next segment (Grades 8-9 or 9-10) helps teens create and understand the importance of Christian community as they develop critical thinking and other skills they will need in adulthood.  The end of J2A is marked with a spiritual pilgrimage that is often a life-changing experience for the group.

YAC: This mentor-based program helps older teens (11th and 12th graders) discern and carry out a ministry within their church or in the larger community. Vocation and development of a personal credo are also emphasized. A final rite of passage sends them out into the world as ambassadors of Christ.