For by grace you have been saved through faith ... it is the gift of God.

Ephesians 2:8


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Youth

Youth EducationMost anyone who has been through it can testify that the teenage years are often among the most difficult in a person's life. There are many reasons for this. Physical changes, emotional changes, social changes, and cognitive changes are just some of challenges facing youth. These changes often cause a great deal of upheaval in a young person's life, as it would in anyone's life, and especially in their faith life. All of a sudden, the truths that always seemed so absolute are not so absolute, and the faith that was so blind and trusting becomes aware and questions the world and everything in it. For young people, traditional approaches to Christian education often become passé, and the lessons being taught are seen as irrelevant to life.

At St. Paul's, our approach to Christian education with youth seeks to create a space within which the tough questions of faith can be asked openly and respected, and where the answers (or lack thereof) can be explored through discussion, study of scripture, and prayer. It is our goal that youth should be able to make concrete connections between their lives outside of the church building and their lives of faith, so that they would find joy in Christ all the days of their lives.

We offer Christian education classes on Sunday mornings both for Middle School youth and for High School youth taught by dedicated lay volunteers who have a heart for working with youth.

For students grades seven and up who are preparing to affirm their baptisms and become adult members of the Church, we offer Confirmation instruction taught by the pastor.

Participation in the Youth Group is also offered to all students in Middle and High School.

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