Youth Ministry

All 6th-12th graders are welcome!

Deep Connections

Our youth ministry fosters a strong sense of connection with others, where each individual is valued and nurtured and all are accepted as God’s unique creations.

Our youth are an integrated and visible part of the congregation and are involved in the full life of the church. We have dedicated adult leaders who support and guide our youth as they navigate through the challenges of being a young person in today’s world.

Our youth recognize, value and embrace the responsibility of answering God’s call to love and serve all people. Saint Andrews’ youth ministry inspires spiritual growth that actively engages each individual in a lifelong walk with Christ.

Three high school ladies sharing a meal outside in a parking lot

Sunday Mornings

What to expect

The Extra Hour, which meets at 9:30am, provides a place to dig into the scripture we’ll hear in worship and explore how its messages speak to us and guide us.  Gatherings are activity based with a variety of games, crafts, and hands-on exercises to creatively engage in God’s word.

Middle School and High School youth meet in the Youth Center and share breakfast snacks together doing .

Middle and high school students sitting in a circle for Bible study

Sunday Evenings

Youth Group meets from 5:30-7:30pm.  We begin in the Fellowship Hall for dinner, and then move to the Youth Center for games, conversation and activities.  Together, we explore what it means to live as a Christian, play and laugh, talk about things happening in our world, pray and share our lives with one another!  This year’s theme is “A Face in the Crowd”.

Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class is an intentional time for youth in 8th grade and up to dig deeper into their faith, ask tough questions and consider what it means to be a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The class is offered every other year and typically runs September through May.

This year’s Confirmation Class will begin with a retreat, November 18-19, 2022.  Weekly gatherings will begin in January.  Please contact our Director of Youth & Family Ministry for more information.

Special Events and Retreats

Wooden sign by roadside for Pine Ridge park

High School Mission Trip


June 17 – 24, 2023

We’ll travel to Port Maria, Jamaica to serve with American Caribbean Experience.  We’ll do a variety of ministry projects including construction work, visiting school children & the elderly, and learning about farms and micro-businesses.

Massanetta Middle School Conference

Harrisonburg, VA

June 27-30, 2023

Our Middle School group participates in the conference at Massanetta Springs Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center, in Harrisonburg, VA. Middle Schoolers enjoy 3 days full of recreation and games, keynotes, workshops, music and worship. We can’t forget to mention the huge slip ‘n slide either!

Panoramic view of Massanetta conference center
Stone bridge entrance to Montreat center

Montreat Youth Conference

Montreat, NC

July 23-29, 2023

Each summer, our high school group travels to the NC Mountains for a week in Montreat with hundreds of other Presbyterian youth. Join us for fun recreation and energizers, small groups, new friends, keynotes and worship services.

Forms & Info

Find all youth ministry forms here along with lots of additional information.

Want to Stay Connected?

Want to see everything the SPAC youth are up to? Give us a follow on Instagram @sapcraleighyouth to stay up to date on all of our fun activities! Click on the icon above to be redirected to our page.

Youth Interns

Youth intern Nick Billman wearing white dress shirt and yellow tie

Nick Case

Nick is a student at NC State where he is part of the Liquid Rocketry Lab – he is helping build a rocket that will go to space. So cool! He also studies computer science and Japanese and is a member of Presbyterian Campus Ministry of Raleigh.

Youth intern Nick Billman wearing white dress shirt and yellow tie

Madalyn Alexander

Madalyn Alexander is a sophomore at NC State where she dances ballet and is learning to be a middle school teacher! She is from Cornelius, NC outside Charlotte and enjoys working with kids at the YMCA Summer Camp!

What Questions Do You Have?

Reach out to Anne Stark, our Director of Youth and Family Ministry, below!

I love walking alongside our youth and their families through the middle and high school years. They teach me so much about God and our world and they make me laugh a lot! I enjoy watching them grow and discover who God is calling them to be!

Anne Stark

Director of Youth and Family Ministries

Outreach Opportunities

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