EYC/ Youth Ministries
The youth ministry at St. Paul’s is designed to create many opportunities for youth to find a place within the community of the church that uses their talents and spiritual gifts as well as providing an environment of comfort, learning, and spiritual development. The primary objective is to teach our youth ecclesial ethics; meaning that rather than spending time on decisive or circumstantial decisions, we present a ministry that holistically prepares youth by continuously challenging them to actively be a part of the body of Christ through our practices and rituals believing that the Holy Spirit will help develop the roots (Jer.17:8) they need in order to continue to be a part of the community of the church beyond high school and to participate in the life of the church as an adult.
What is YouthNet?
Our youth ministries or YouthNet is defined as anything involving youth. Though we do provide EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) on Sunday evenings, we understand that youth ministry is not confined within this time. EYC is a branch of our youth ministry; including, acolytes, scouts, ushers, youth choir, outreach, and Christian education. All of these branches interwoven into each other create a net. This net hopes to provide multiple opportunities for our youth to find a place in their church community. We recognize that all youth are different and we hope to provide a less subversive structure.
Steven Jeffers, Youth Minister