St. John's YOUTH!
St. John's YOUTH! has the mission to lead students of all ages to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ! We do this by providing opportunities from young people, all the way from 3 years old to college aged, with the opportunity to draw closer to God through fun activities. St. John's YOUTH! is founded on the vision that leads to students down a path where they will serve God fully in their lives.
We want to Bring In students. We want to meet them where they are.
If they have never been to church, if they have been in churches since they were born or somewhere in between
we want to engage in fun activities that will make kids WANT to go to church!
For our older students this includes things like 5th Quarter, an after football game party,
Summer cookouts, church sponsored meals and concerts.
For our younger students we have Trunk or Treat events, Vacation Bible School, A Princess Night
and many other fun activities to get them comfortable with the church.
We want to Build Up students.
A student just coming in our doors is not enough. We want them to know that they are a wonderful creation of a caring God.
Psalm 139:14 says "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
We provide students the opportunity to grow and shape their faith with the freedom to express their questions, concerns or doubts.
We want to put students on the pathway to a deep committed relationship to their faith in Jesus Christ.
We do this with our older students through regular Church services, The Refuge youth service, Confirmation and Wednesday Night Bible Study.
Our younger students are built up through Sunday School weekly, Kid's Church in the summer and Vacation Bible School.
We want to Send Out students.
St. John's YOUTH! has already established a great track record of sending students out into ministry.
Once a student has solidified their faith in Jesus Christ we want them to go out to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world.
We want students to be involved in various Mission and Service projects in Genoa and to the ends of the Earth!
We offer a yearly short term mission and also encourage students to get involved with things like the Genoa Food Pantry and Toledo Gospel Mission.
Students are also given the opportunity to truly "be the church" several times a year for Youth Sunday when our Sunday services
are fully student led, featuring a student band and student speakers for our services.
St. John's YOUTH!
Leading students to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ