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.

High School Ministry Calendar 2019-20


Weekly and Monthly Opportunities

Wednesday Night Alive 

Wednesdays, 2:45-7 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center – No WNA Nov. 27, ends Dec. 11; resumes on Jan. 8

Children and youth are invited to our afternoon drop-in program with open gym, games, movies, and pizza and snack sales. Come after school or prior to evening programming (such as Confirmation or youth choirs). High school youth are welcome to hangout and get to know our youth ministry staff, pastors, and volunteers in a safe, fun environment.

Full program details and schedule PDF

Worship Band

Register Online

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

Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 23

Peer Ministry Monthly gathers trained peer ministers for a time to check in, practice leadership skills, continue learning, and share a meal (lunch is provided). 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. All are welcome — including 9th graders interested in peer ministry. Let’s learn, laugh, and eat good food!

Special Events

High School Winter Retreat

Friday, Dec. 6 (leave church at 4:30 p.m.) through Sunday, Dec. 8 (return to church at noon) at Sugar Creek Bible Camp in Ferryville, WI; Cost: $100

Register Online

Join other High School Youth, anyone can come so bring a friend (they don’t even have to “go” to our church), for:

Sleigh rides or trail rides with Norwegian Fjord horses, broomball on the pond, night hikes and star gazing, coffee or cocoa around the fireplace, Night-games, Snow-Tubing, great conversations, great food, and fun. When’s the last time you’ve been on a sleigh? Plus, you need time to breathe. Come rejuvenate with friends! And to learn: Our Learning Session Topic will be HOW TO BE FULLY PRESENT WITH GOD, MYSELF, AND MY PEERS! Financial assistance is available. For more information, contact Per Nestingen at 651.762.9130 or pnestingen@saintandrews.org

High School Christmas Party & College Reunion Night

Sunday, Dec. 22 6-9 p.m., in the Youth and Sports Center

Registration coming soon

All College-aged and High School youth are invited to an epic Christmas Event! Join us at 6 p.m. for social hour with appetizers, photo booth and Christmas yard games. At 7 p.m. we will have Raising Cane’s and potluck supper (bring a side dish or dessert to share). At 7:30 p.m., let the games begin… College Vs. High School relay races including: Bethlehem Baby Bundle Toss, Ham Roll Cram Scam Scram, Elf Race in the Toy Shop, Chimney Stocking Sweeping Hop, Hallway Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bauble Bell Bobble, and so many more. Other activities include, but are not limited to: Christmas Zoomba and carols sung by a choir. Main event ends at 9 p.m. For more details and information, contact Per Nestingen at 651.762.9130 or pnestingen@saintandrews.org.

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

Scout Troop 89

Scouts is open to all ages 11 (fifth grade) through 18. Interested youth and their parents are invited to stop by anytime to learn more about 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.


2019-20 Health Form (required once per year)