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 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.
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
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!
High School Lock-In
Saturday, March 28 through Sunday, March 29, 8 p.m.-9:45 a.m. in the Youth and Sports Center
All High School youth are invited for a night of fellowship, messy games, worship, movies, etc. Per will be making pancake breakfast before attending the 8:45 a.m. worship service in Great Hall on Sunday morning. Here’s the full schedule (subject to change):
8 p.m. Arrival & Openers. Gym games (Diaper Wars, Flamingo Basketball, Volleyball Death March, Stupendous Slam, Mighty Church Hop)
9 p.m. Speed Dating in Pier 7
9:30 p.m. Messy Games (Bring a change of clothes) Egg Roulette, Whip Cream War
10 p.m. Chill until pizza arrives
10:30 p.m. PIZZA & Soda bar
11 p.m. Worship & Prayer Sermon: The Upper Room
11:30 DOORS LOCK (In for the night or head home)
MIDNIGHT GAMES (Alcatraz, Zombie outbreak, Light in the Darkness, Gauntlet)
1:30 Ice Cream Sunday
2 a.m. Night Hike & Conversation
3 a.m. Cinematic Experience (Room divided for sleeping arrangements)
8 a.m. Pancake Breakfast by Chef Per
8:45 a.m. worship in Great Hall
9:45 a.m. pick-up in Youth and Sports Center
Confirmation Camp Leader Training
Sunday, March 22, 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. Training dates are Feb. 23, March 22, April 19, May 3, and May 31. Camp is June 8-12 with a special Camp Leader Weekend just for high schoolers June 12-14. 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.
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)