Youth Ministry

Being a teenager is hard. Being a Christian teenager can be even harder. At Southminster, we foster an environment to support each of our youth as they grow as individuals and disciples. We make sure to have lots of fun along the way though and to create lifelong friendships with each other.

We are offering a hybrid of online learning and outdoor  fellowship and serving opportunities for our Youth.

We offer weekly Zoom Youth Meet-Ups on Sunday afternoons for our Orange Lessons. We will also meet safely outdoors for various fellowship activities when we can. Please email Kari@spcah.org for links to zoom or more information about our group!

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Fall Registration For All Youth for 2021-22 School Year is now online!

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Summer Youth Group Dates

Middle School Zoom meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 4pm ~ on summer break until Labor Day.

We use Orange video Curriculum Middle School XP3 to help us break down concepts for middle schoolers and navigate the difficult transition from childhood to adolescence. Our Current Series is called Do Something, A Series on InjusticeDo Something is a series designed to help middle schoolers listen, learn, and lead in response to injustices in the world around them. This can be a difficult topic to talk about as your middle schooler may not recognize injustices they see or experience in the world. And if they do, chances are they may feel overwhelmed at the thought of trying to help! The goal of this series isn’t to motivate them to a one-time response, but rather, to help open their eyes to what injustice is and how they can be a part of the solution in listening, learning, and serving throughout the course of their lives. We will be teaming up with our Justice/Faith in Action Team to learn how we can Do Something about Injustice!

High School Zoom meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 4pm

We use Orange Video Curriculum High School XP3 to help our students navigate the unique challenges of high schoolers in a way that will stick with them long after they graduate. Our Current Series is Do Something, A Series on Injustice. The teen years are often a time when exposure to the good and bad of the world begins to be processed in a more personal way. For some, the injustice around the world is overwhelming and difficult to process. Remember, some teens are seeing injustice for the first time while others have experienced it firsthand in their personal lives. Regardless of their previous or current experience, providing a safe place for teens to feel big emotions and think unconventional thoughts is important as teens discover their unique role with injustice. We will be teaming up with our Justice/Faith in Action Team to learn how we can Do Something about Injustice!

High School Zoom Bible Study meets every Monday at 4pm

Please email kari@spcah.org for more info if you would like to join our digital youth Ministry gatherings!

Youth Retreat to Covenant Harbor

The 2020 winter youth retreat up to Lake Geneva’s Covenant Harbor Retreat Center was an awesome trip filled with snow tubing, broom ball on the lake, snow ball fights. The youth also enjoyed faith sharing and a concert. Any and all youth are invited to join the fun next year. For more information about Southminster’s Youth Ministry, email Kari@spcah.org.

Youth Labyrinth Trip

Recently the youth traveled to Earth Wisdom Labyrinth in Elgin, the largest outdoor labyrinth in Illinois. It was a hot day, but we really enjoyed our picnic under the tree and the labyrinth surrounded by forest, prairie plants, and cornfields. It was a beautiful, spiritual, and enlightening day!

Youth Events

Southminster hosts a number of events for youth outside of Sunday School. Typically, we meet once a month to have a game night, do a service activity, watch a movie together, or go on an outing somewhere like extreme trampolining or to Fright Fest at Great America! We also participate in retreats during the school year. Some of our summer mission trips have included traveling to Harlem in New York City or to Mission, South Dakota to work on a Native American reservation.

Confirmation

Southminster offers confirmation for eighth grade students or students who haven’t yet been confirmed but who would like to be. In addition to classes specifically designed to prepare them for the next step in their faith journey, students attend a retreat, participate in service activities, write a statement of faith, and then join the church where they are welcomed before the congregation.

Click on the link to view our safety procedure: Southminster Safe Child Youth Policy

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