Nurturing Faith in A Noisy World
For young people today, the world is a noisy, distracted place. For many, it can also be a confusing place. It can be difficult to find time, space and trusted resources to explore what it means to live in faith and how Jesus’ lessons can apply in today’s multi-media, marketing-driven world.
It’s this challenge that the Youth Group program at Grace and St. Stephen’s is committed to meeting. Our youth programs are designed to meet the needs of our youth at each stage in the journey from childhood to adulthood. Recognizing that each age group is diverse in spiritual, educational, and social needs, we're committed to reaching each cohort with programs that matter to them.
Please contact Fr. Brendan at (719) 328-1125, ext 308 or email@example.com
BLAST 6TH-8TH GRADES
Blast, the youth group for middle schoolers (6th-8th grades) offers these energetic kids experiences that help them discover themselves and their world, in relationship to their faith. They have tough questions and loads of curiosity. There is time for conversation, and to get out and dig deeper into our spirits through different activities and experiences. Contact: Bonnie Price
AFTERSHOCK 9th-12th GRADES
Aftershock, the high school group faces heavy demands in their lives: homework, extracurricular activities, applying for college, perhaps working part-time. This is a time where being together, relaxing, and reconnecting with their community of faith is important to rejuvenate their spirits and get them through it all. Contact: Fr. Brendan
Candidates for Confirmation make a public affirmation of their faith and must be at least 16 years of age by the time of the Confirmation rite. Confirmation preparation focuses on Scripture, service and the life of the baptized, mission and community, prayer, Episcopal Church structure, the Book of Common Prayer, and faith in practice. Preparation for Confirmation for youth takes place during the year on a monthly basis in conjunction with other Episcopal Churches throughout the Pikes Peak region. Contact: Fr. Brendan
From chaperoning mission trips and events to exploring new ideas and opportunities to grow and strengthen our youth ministries and sometimes just proving a sounding board in conversations, the members of the Youth Committee support the Youth Group in many ways. New volunteers are always welcome. Contact: Bonnie Price