Youth & Children's Ministry
Sarah Burr, Missionary with Youth
us on Facebook! The Youth Ministry has our own page.
our children mature into young adults they are being pulled every in many
directions. It is important for them to stay connected to the Word and
experience the support of a church so that they are not tempted to stray from
it. St. John’s is committed to doing exactly that—helping teenagers stay
connected to the Word through Bible Study, servant events, volunteering, and
Currently our teenagers are serving in many areas
of ministry throughout the congregation. They are acolytes, musicians, choir
members, nursery helpers, Sunday school aides, and volunteers in many children’s
ministry events including VBS and Fine Arts Camp. They are also active in God’s
Word through Sunday evening Bible Study.
Confirmation Studies -
us for more information.
Acolyte Training (Feb 15) (10:00a)
Interested in serving the church? Now is your chance. Train to be an
acolyte from an experienced youth in and get prepared to help lead worship
Laser Tag (Feb 16) (1:15p-4:30p)
We will be heading over to Laser Quest in Downers Grove to play 3
games of Laser Tag for $20.
CYM Lock-in (Mar 14–15) (8:00pm-8:00a)
Get prepare to enjoy another great lock-in this Spring, brought to
you by a Concordia Youth Ministry team. You will need to have a health form
to participate. To register contact Sarah.
Jamtour at Hoffman Estates (Mar 29)
Come experience Jamtour, Christian bands and singers, enjoy the
fellowship of other Christians and just have a great time! Cost to register
is $10 but don’t wait contact Sarah to reserve your seats.
"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.
First Communion classes begin February 16,2014. Students and
their parents must attend all 3 classes in this series (Feb 16, Feb 23 and
Mar 2. This class is for seventh and eighth graders who are ready for
communion. Please note that eighth graders must complete this class before
being confirmed in May.