Junior High School Program
Junior High School Ministry for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at St John’s is meant to draw kids… toward Christ, toward one another, toward church. We aim for this to happen through meetings in which we merge the things they pay attention to in everyday life like music, movies and friends to what God pays most attention to. We hope that in discussing the world around them in relation to God’s word they will see his immense love for them and God’s relevance to their lives today. And in connecting Christ to their lives they will develop a greater appreciation for the body of Christ and their experience of church. This spiritual emphasis is complimented by laughter, games, and fun activities that bond each group of kids as they grow together.
Sunday Morning Meetings take place in the youth room from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Parish Breakfasts replace morning meetings on the first Sunday of each month.
Meet and Eat is a once a month gathering of both Junior and Senior high groups from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall for food, fellowship and a planned activity.
Monthly special events on weekends occur at varying times and notification will be by e-mail or postcard.
Wyldlife is the 7th and 8th grade component of the international Christian outreach ministry of Young Life. Twice monthly club meetings include a lot of large group games and a gospel message presented by a leader followed by short small group discussion. 7th and 8th graders from all local schools and all different spiritual backgrounds are welcome anytime. It is equally engaging to Christian and non-Christian kids alike. St John’s graciously hosts club meetings and this ministry functions as an additional opportunity to engage kids. There is also a casual twice monthly Bible study off site for those interested in growing a bit deeper.