Christian Education
St. John’s 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.

Are you looking for something fun to do with your family?

 
Join us on Friday, June 5th for a Family Campout on Zoom! There will be snacks, crafts, and family worship time. Meet wherever you are comfortable – outside with a campfire or inside in a pillow fort! This is a rain or shine event!
 
Attached is the supply list and Zoom link: Supply List and Zoom Link
 
Questions? Call Mary Winters at 419-603-2660 or email at youthdirector@stjohnsgenoa.org

 COVID-19 CRISIS RESOURCES

Building our faith is crucial in time of crisis. Due to the global pandemic, at this time all face-to-face opportunities are postponed. Online meetings can be found on the St. John’s YOUTH! page (http://www.stjohnsgenoa.org/st-johns-youth)
 
Please feel free to utilize the resources below for kids and families:
 

Wednesday Night ROOTS on YouTube LIVE!

Kids will learn that a great person serves others! James and John put themselves first. They wanted to have the greatest place of honor among Jesus’ friends. But Jesus told them that they must seek to serve others, and not to be important.
 
Memory Verse: “Then Jesus spoke to his disciples. He said ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must say no to themselves. They must pick up their cross and follow me.'” -Matthew 16:24
 
Weekly Challenge: Make a phone call, or better yet – make a card and mail it, to someone you haven’t seen in a while.
 

Making Virtual Connections with Extended Family Members

Share common activities together such as reading a storybook, creating and sharing artwork, singing, etc.
Use the Whiteboard feature on Zoom to play games like Pictionary
Have a Movie Watch Party on Facebook
Ice Cream Party!
Dinner Date – eat dinner together with a grace and dinner conversation
Pray together
Text daily blessings and/or statements of gratitude
Play a favorite board game (as long as everyone has the same game at home)
Scavenger Hunt (search for household items related to a theme or Bible story)
Talent Show
Story Circle
Chalk Your Own Driveway together
One of your own family traditions adapted to virtual sharing together
ROOTS:
Preschool (age 3) – 5th grade
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Come join us for a fun, kid friendly worship full of activities, crafts, and games!
Various other activities throughout the year include: Family Fall Festival, Vacation Bible School, and Parents Nights Out!
MIDDLE SCHOOL:
6th grade – 8th grade
 
This group welcomes students to activities both inside and outside of the church in order to grow their relationship with God and each other.
HIGH SCHOOL:
9th grade – 12th grade
 
Come spend time with us navigating through some of life’s toughest years. Learn to develop your relationship with God and each other through Bible studies and events.
FUN BUNCH, JR:
Above graduation age
 
Just because High School ends doesn’t mean the fun has to! This group is designed for people past high school graduation who are looking for others to spend time with and to develop their relationship with God.

 Sunday School

Christian Education also called Faith Formation is integral in the growth of a child. Sunday School occurs Sunday mornings at 9:00AM for students Preschool – 12th grade. Classes are divided as follows: Preschool – K; 1st – 2nd grade; 3rd – 4th grade; 5th – 6th grade; 7th – 8th grade (Confirmation); and 9th – 12th grades.