“Changing Lives with the Love of God to the Glory of God”

Here at Saint James Lutheran Church our youth program is all about relationships. The relationships between youth, between youth and leaders, and most importantly between youth and God are what we strive to foster and develop. There are many aspects of the youth program that we’d love for you to be a part of!

Click HERE for the Youth Ministry 2019-2020 Calendar

Click HERE if you are looking for more information about Confirmation

Click Below for More Information about Each Topic

High School Youth Group

Held every Sunday from 12:00-2:00pm, Youth Group is a chance for our congregation’s youth (aged 9th Grade and above) to gather for fellowship and Bible Study. Led by our youth staff, youth group is a chance to build community and relationships that are sustained throughout the year’s events. Activities experienced at youth group include eating lunch together, a wide variety of group games, connecting with one another, and being in God’s Word. No two weeks are the same! For more information about Youth Group just stop by the Youth Room at 12:00 this Sunday, or contact DCE Ryan Howard at!

Youth Fellowship Events

Periodically throughout the year, there are multiple events for youth to experience fellowship with each other. Examples of past youth fellowship events include Movie Nights, Game Nights, and New York City Day Trips. For the complete schedule, download the calendar above. Additional ideas for youth fellowship events are always encouraged! Feel free to send them to DCE Ryan Howard at at any time.

Mission Programs/Trips

Saint James’ Youth participate in a Mission Trip every summer traveling to an area in need. Often utilizing the mission organization ‘Youthworks‘ our youth spend a week living in community with other youth from all over the country, and devote their energies to serving the needs of an impoverished community. Our youth have traveled to many states including; West Virginia, Ohio, Louisiana, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and many others. In addition to ‘Youthworks’ our youth have also spent weeks of their summer and winter vacations participating with Lutheran Disaster Relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina from 2005-2008. For more information about our Mission Programs keep an eye out for upcoming projects or contact our DCE Ryan Howard at


Our youth program staff is led by DCE Ryan Howard (  In addition to the youth staff, there is an ever expanding group of committed volunteers which assist in these programs as well. This group is known as ALLY – Adults Leading and Loving Youth. This team of adults meets on a regular basis and grows together in God’s Word, supports one another through life, and plans and executes events for the Youth of our community. Without the help of these volunteers, the programs would not be as successful as they are. If you are an adult over age 18 and would like to be an ALLY, please contact Ryan Howard. Your time and energy would be very much appreciated!