High School Ministry (Grades 9-12)

Opportunities for high school youth to grow in faith, build friendships, develop leadership skills, and serve the community. Check out the many different opportunities for kids in Grades 9-12.

Download the 2018-19 High School Ministry Calendar

Weekly and Monthly Opportunities

For more information on these programs, contact Kelly Olson, High School and Young Adult Minister, at 651.762.9130 or kolson@saintandrews.org.

Wednesday Night Alive

Wednesdays, 2:45-7:15 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center – Runs Jan. 2 through May 8, 2019 

Youth are invited to drop in anytime for open gym, games, movies, a homework room, and time to connect with friends. Pizza, snacks, and drinks are available for sale. Youth grades 6-12 do not require an adult to be present.

Full program details and schedule PDF

Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club

Tuesdays, 6:45 a.m. at the Ox and Crow Coffeehouse, 88 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi

Start your Tuesdays off in God’s Word, with coffee, breakfast, connections with friends, and good conversation. All high school youth are welcome. Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club meets only when school is in session.

Worship Band

Sundays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center

High school youth of all musical talents are welcome to join in worshiping God through music. Come and learn how to play, sing, and dance! The band also shares music during a number of children and youth events through the year.

Peer Ministry Monthly

Sundays, 12-1:30 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center
Monthly dates: Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5

Peer Ministry Monthly gathers trained peer ministers for a time to check in, practice leadership skills, continue learning, and share a meal. Connect with others to discuss how peer ministry is working in your daily life and how to be more intentional in having meaningful conversations with peers.

Peer Ministry Leadership Team – NEW!

Sundays, 1:30 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center
Monthly dates: Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5

For trained peer ministers looking to make a commitment and build their leadership skills during the 2018-19 school year, this is an opportunity to go the extra mile with your peer ministry leadership training. Youth are invited to come learn about new expectations and leadership opportunities in the next couple of months!

Volunteer opportunities for youth

High school youth are invited to serve as volunteer leaders for DOCK (our children’s Christian education program) and 6th-8th Grade Confirmation. Contact Kelly Olson to get connected.

Special Events

For more information on these programs, contact Kelly Olson, High School and Young Adult Minister, at 651.762.9130 or kolson@saintandrews.org.


High school youth are invited to celebrate the Christmas season with a lock-in! This 12-hour overnight experience will include games, snacks, movies, worship, service and so much more. Get registered before Sunday, Dec. 9!

Jesus at the Movies: Christmas Movie Marathon

Sunday, Dec. 23, 12:00-4:00 p.m., in the Youth and Sports Center

Register Online

All high school youth are invited to a Christmas movie marathon! We’ll watch an assortment of Christmas themed movies and talk about where we saw the presence of Christ in each film. Bring your blankets, wear your Christmas themed pajamas, and come hungry for Christmas cookies. Lunch will be provided, but bring your own snacks to share.

High School Music Opportunities

St. Andrew’s offers a variety of options for children and youth (Grades K-12) to be involved in vocal and instrumental music groups. For details and registration for choirs, please visit the children’s and youth music page.

Family Ministry

Family events provide an opportunity to connect with others, meet new people, and deepen relationships within our wider church family. Events are designed for a number of interests and ages. Learn more on our Family Ministry page.

We also provide learning opportunities for parents/guardians (and any adults who care for the youth in our community), with topics focused on issues and concerns relevant to today’s families. Learn more on our Parent Education page.

Community Partners

Boy Scout Troop 89

Boy Scouts is open to boys ages 11 (fifth grade) through 18. Interested youth and their parents are invited to stop by anytime to learn more about Boy Scouts. The Troop meets weekly during the school year on Mondays at 7 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Jim Schuster, Scoutmaster or Bob Cedergren. Information is also available on the Troop’s website.

Mahtomedi Area TreeHouse

St. Andrew’s hosts TreeHouse on our campus. TreeHouse programs are designed to meet social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens. TreeHouse provides a safe environment as well as mentoring for teens to receive support, guidance and practical skills in making better choices today to live as healthy adults tomorrow. For more information on the Mahtomedi TreeHouse and who they serve, visit their website.