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

Sunday School, which meets at 9:30am, provides a place to dig in to scripture and think about how its messages speak to us and guide us.  Our curriculum follows the lectionary text, so our class discussions often mirror the topics we explore together in our worship service.

Middle School and High School youth gather each week for breakfast together on the front porch, and then we mask and move in to the Youth Center.

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

Sunday Evenings

Youth Group meets from 6-7:30pm in the church parking lot.  We bring our own dinner and chair, and join together 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!  Youth need a mask for times when we are moving around closely.

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.

We do not have a class meeting this year.  Our next Confirmation Class will begin in September 2022.

Special events and retreats

We are looking forward to when we can travel together again safely!  We are preparing for Summer 2022 with great hope and anitcipation! Check out the trips we’re planning to take and reach out to Anne for more information.

Wooden sign by roadside for Pine Ridge park

High School Mission Trip

Appalachia Service Project

June 26 – July 2, 2022

We’ll travel to a small mountain community to serve with ASP, whose mission is to make homes warmer, safer, and drier.  Our week of home repair ministry will have us using all sorts of tools and getting to know folks who live very differently than we do.

Massanetta Middle School Conference

Harrisonburg, VA

June 16-19, 2022

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 24-30, 2022

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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