The youth ministry at St. Peter’s is open to all from grades 7 through 12. Participants need not be members of St. Peter’s. As a part of the Episcopal tradition, we place a high value on using our God-given intellect and skills of reason. To that end, we welcome the views and presence of skeptics. No question about our life in Christ is too big or out of place. All are welcome!
The youth ministry of St. Peter’s Church in the Great Valley strives to provide deep spiritual formation rooted in an abiding love for Christ. The youth group meets regularly on Sunday mornings during the Christian formation hour (10:20—11:05 a.m.) and frequently throughout the program year for various social events. Christian education, fellowship, and fun all interact as part of the larger goal of youth formation in a developing relationship with the living God.
Sunday morning sessions for the 2017-2018 program year will explore pertinent questions of faith and life through the lens of the Episcopal tradition. Using four major topical areas—experience, reason, Scripture, and tradition—youth will discern and discuss the many ways in which God is working in their lives, in addition to exploring challenging topics and difficult questions of faith.
This program year, the youth have a number of fun events planned, including a trip to Escape the Room, a church cemetery scavenger hunt, a cookie bake-off, a trip to New York City, a snowtubing day, and a trip to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.
Each year, at the close of the program year, the youth group takes a mission trip as part of the essential Christian response to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world. Additionally, throughout the program year, youth are offered opportunities to participate in service and God’s mission in the world.