Youth & Children's Ministry
Kirsten Smith, Missionary with Youth
us on Facebook! The Youth Ministry has our own page.
Are you looking for a place where your teenager
can learn about the love of Jesus Christ, while having fun and meeting other
Christian teenagers? We have the perfect place to do that here at St. John's
LaGrange. The 6th through 12th graders meet at 9:30 on Sunday mornings for Bible
class and youth group is from 6 to 8 on Sunday nights where we play games and
have a Bible study. We also do servant events, such as car washes, Feed My
Starving Children, and Operation Christmas Child. There are also events that
just involve bonding with other Christian youth, such as mini golf, lock-ins,
and laser tag. My name is Kirsten Smith!
Contact me for
Upcoming Service Project:
Operation Christmas Child season is upon us. Grab
a box near the Youth Board to pack for a child between the ages of 2 and 14.
Fill it with toys, school supplies, accessories, or a hand written note. Once
you have your box packed, label it with the age and gender your box is for. DO
NOT WRAP YOUR SHOEBOX. Please return your Shoebox by Wednesday, November 19.
There will be a spot in the Narthex to put them. We will be taking our packed
Shoeboxes to a drop off site on Sunday, November 23 following the 10:45 am
Worship Service….so, save the date! Plus there might be food involved!
Confirmation Studies -
us for more information.
"Being involved in
the youth ministry has made my faith stronger. I am no longer afraid to talk
about God or to share my faith. I am a lot more comfortable around people at
St. John’s now too since I have become more involved in the ministry. I hope
to stay at St. John’s forever because it is so homey and I am really
Many kids at my high school don’t
know Jesus. They aren’t the nicest people and I really want them to know
Jesus. I think that continuing my involvement here at St. John’s is where
God is leading me. I want to continue being involved in the youth ministry
so that I can continue to share my faith boldly with the kids who don’t know
Jesus." Cayla (Youth Ministry)
youth studies have helped me grow in my faith. Mr. Zagone listens to us,
respects where we are coming from and values us as part of the church. I go
to youth group because I always wanted a teen example in my life growing up
and I found one in Danielle. Youth group lets us create strong bonds and
friendships. God is leading me to do this for others. I can be a role model
to the younger kids at St. John’s and show them that you can hang out with
lots of different people, be goofy, have fun and still be a good Christian
and praise God." ~Katie – Youth Ministry
Sherrie Smith, Missionary to the Home
John’s is committed to encouraging and strengthening the faith of children and
youth in our congregation, school, and community. Students have many
opportunities to “Meet Jesus! Experience the Support of a Church! and Live as
His Disciples!” through Sunday School, worship, servant events, our nursery,
Vacation Bible School, Fine Arts Camp and more!
We realize that the only way our efforts are
effective are by partnering with the home and giving parents the tools to
reinforce what is learned and taught here. This is why our bulletin always
includes ways for families to take home what they have learned. Our most recent
venture in connecting with parents has been Parents and Twos Class, which meets
during the education hours on Sunday between (9:25a-10:25a) to encourage and
nurture your children as they learn about Jesus together.
First Communion -
us for more information.