The mission of St. Mark’s Youth Ministry is to cultivate a contemplative spiritual consciousness in our youth. We will enable them to personally name and respond to their own God the Creator, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Church. They will be lovingly and patiently guided in the discernment of their spiritual gifts and principles.
We offer Jr. High and Sr. High Sunday morning youth groups, a weekday evening Confirmation class, lock-ins, many fun events, retreats, summer mission trips for each Jr. High and Sr. High. 2014 is a Sr High pilgrimage year and that summer we will be exploring ‘The Influence of Celtic Christianity on the Anglican Church’ in England. We will also participate in several Episcopal Church in MN youth events including Youth Peer Ministry and TEC.
Jr. High ‘Foundations’
Meets Sunday 9:15- 10:15 in the 3rd Floor Youth Lounge. This is a Sunday morning program for 6th – 8th grades that will focus on relevant and timely bible answers to real-life issues today’s teens face. We use Re:form, a hilarious and thought provoking video curriculum with great discussions and questions.
Sr. High ‘Primed’
Meets Sunday 9:15- 10:15 in the Youth Office. This Sunday morning group is for youth of 9th -12th grade, it will challenge them to discern and develop their spiritual faith and beliefs. We hope to equip them with an understanding of their personal faith, a moral compass, and spiritual principles that are developed from within with God’s help and honed for application in the real world. We do this by: Bible Studies, Prayer Practices, Comparative Religions Field Trips, and more.
‘Gateway’ Confirmation Group
Meets 2-3x per month on Tuesday evenings. Starting in October, St. Mark’s will offer a one year Confirmation program for those students that are in 9th grade or above and have not yet been confirmed. Confirmation is a reexamination of one’s Baptismal vows; it is an important Sacrament that explores and honors a youth’s transition into spiritual adulthood. The youth will start off with a weekend spiritual retreat together up north, followed by 14 classes, TEC, and Confirmation in the spring.
Please visit the Youth Ministry office for more information or contact Stacey Olson.
Our youth choir, the Cathedral Choristers, provide an opportunity for children and teenagers who enjoy music and singing to use this passion to worship God. More Information…
To get involved in our Youth Events, contact Stacey Olson at the cathedral.