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.
Weekly and Monthly Opportunities
Wednesday Night Alive
Wednesdays, 2:45-7:15 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center – Runs through May 8, 2019 (Except March 13)
During Lent (March 6-April 17) we will close at 6:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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 in 2019: 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 in 2019: 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.
Peer Ministry Training
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 15-17, The ARC Retreat Center; Cost: $135
Peer Ministers go above and beyond what’s expected in times of need. They are a comforting presence in times of grieving, and they go out of their way to be the light in the world. This three-day training will equip you with the skills you need to make a difference in the lives of others and the confidence to start meaningful conversations with strangers. Peer Ministry Leadership training is open to youth in grades 9-12. Scholarships are available. Register online and fill out and return the Peer Ministry Questionnaire.
Peer Ministry Commissioning
Sunday, March 3, 10:15 a.m. in Great Hall
All trained Peer Ministers are invited to be blessed and commissioned for ministry in the world! To be commissioned is to be sent for a particular purpose, and peer ministers are called to listen to, care for, and love others as Christ first loved us.
Confirmation Camp Leader Training
Sundays, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, 2-4 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center Pier 7
Be part of the leadership team that shapes our Confirmation Camp experience at Camp Wapo! Become a cabin leader, be a part of the worship team, write Bible studies, or create and lead large group games. There are five training sessions; all are required. Camp is June 10-14. For more information, contact Josh Carlson at 651.762.9131 or firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
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.