The St. John's Youth Ministry exists to ignite a love for God and a love for others in the hearts of students.
6th-12th graders regardless of church affiliation or background. There are a number of different opportunities for students to take advantage of within the Student Ministry. So invite your friends, family, etc. There is a place for them here!
We offer 2 retreats for our HS students, 9th to 12th, and 2 for our MS students, 6th to 8th, during the year. HS students-go to Ocean City, NJ in September for a weekend on the boardwalk and in the sun and to the Poconos in January/February for some snow tubing and time in the mountains. On both retreats we take time away from our crazy lives to refocus on God especially as the students begin their Fall and Winter seasons. MS students- are invited out to Delanco Camp in December and Mid-Winter Advance at America’s Keswick in February. Delanco is a great small retreat that we can dive deep about our faith with students while Keswick hosts many other youth groups along with us & giving plenty chance for our youth to meet others who share the same faith.
Each year we take our youth group on a mission trip to spend a week serving others. This has traditionally been to Cleveland, Ohio but we are starting to mix things up as we travel to Nashville, TN this year! We do all different types of work such as construction, feeding the homeless, volunteering at a women’s shelter and running a children’s VBS. This gives our youth an opportunity to step back and serve as God has commanded us to.
Join us on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM for a night of fun and fellowship! All 6th through 12th graders are welcome to come out as we spend time getting to know one another and learning more about how the Bible applies to our lives. Wednesday nights are a great first entry point into youth group! On top of our weekly fun and games we celebrate all different holidays such as a Christmas party, Shamrock Shakes for St. Patrick’s Day and loads of candy for Valentine’s Day. If you are looking to plug your child into youth group this is the easiest way!
This is just for our high school students and we meet Sunday nights from 7pm to 8pm in room 205. As students go through high school they start to have more questions and thirst for deeper knowledge in the Word. This is a great opportunity to sit down and talk through their faith.
Senior High Poconos: 9th through 12th graders are invited to join us for weekend in the Poconos on January 25th to 27th as we hit pause on our busy lives to reflect on our faith. We are going to take a look at how we are called to love others using Biblical examples from Jesus. On top of growing out faith we will be having fun with each other as we play games, rockwall climb and outdoor tubing!
Jr High Mid-Winter Advance: Our 6th, 7th and 8th graders will be heading to America's Keswick on February 8th to 10th. This trip has been a long standing tradition at St John's as we return for another year. The weekend will be lead by a Christian group from West Chester University. At Keswick we will have access to a full gym, indoor swimming pool and plenty of space for games!