Being a young adult in the church can be tough. Finding your place within a family of faith when you're not a child, but not quite an established adult can mean trying new things and taking chances. It is a time to be bold and remember--there's grace for that!
At St. Philip's, every age is cherished, even if we don't always understand each other very well. Youth and young adults are encouraged to take on leadership roles in the places they feel called. Youth and young adults play in the praise band, run the sound board, teach and assist with Sunday School, peer lead for Confirmation, sing in the adult choir, assist with children's choir, work on ministry teams, and so much more. Youth and young adults have a place and purpose at St. Philip's.
For High School and College students, St. Philip's is happy to assist in finding service opportunities. From serving our young brothers and sisters through education opportunities to weeding gardens or running the sound board, service for young adults is supported and facilitated--including availability of National Honor Society service hour support. This is a student/youth led ministry, so special requests and interests are the catalyst for programming.
Summer 2018 Youth Gathering
Summer 2018 saw a small, but mighty group go to the ELCA Youth Gathering. This amazing ministry event put on by the ELCA took place in Houston, TX in June.
At NASA space center in Houston, TX.
At Interactive Learning where we learned about Lutheran mission...along with 31,000 other Lutheran Youth!
Summer 2017 saw a group of St. Philip's youth and college students on teh Flamboux River in Wisconsin. The trip took the young people over rapids and also gave them time for meaningful Bible study and exploring their surroundings.
Summer 2016 Senior High Trip
Chicago--June 23-26. The Chicago 2016 trip was an amazing time of service and learning. Senior high students be on the look out for summer 2017 destinations for learning, service, and fellowship. The 2017 trip will be announced in January.