Youth At St. Paul's


Youth Group is a place where young people belong,
have fun and learn to follow Jesus with other youth
and caring adult leaders.

Youth At St. Paul's

When youth (grades six to 12) come to St. Paul’s on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. they experience a welcoming, fun environment. They also find opportunities to make friends, enjoy good snacks, share with great leaders and, most importantly, learn what it means to follow Jesus.

During both services, youth gather in age-appropriate small groups with leaders to discuss, learn about and interact with relevant topics. Through games, real situations, activities and Bible study we learn what God has to say about our lives. Youth group also gathers on Wednesday nights for discussion and games between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the St. Paul's youth room from September to June. This gathering includes a Bible study but also allows us to delve deeper into some of the issues our young people confront in their daily lives. Of course we also have a lot of fun! Throughout the year we have different events to build friendships in our community, serve and have lots of fun.

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Youth Music

Do you know a talented, musical teen? Encourage them to consider St. Paul’s Youth Music programme! It’s a fun way to meet other youth, to participate in the life of the Church, and to build confidence. 
 

We meet every Wednesday at 5 p.m. to learn and practice the musical skills essential to leading music in a church setting. Youth learn how to read, improvise, arrange, and perform music ranging from contemporary praise music to traditional hymns. Youth also learn essential band/ensemble skills and relevant music theory and music appreciation. 
 
The group is led by Ian Koiter (BMus Honours). In addition to being St. Paul’s youth & young adult pastor, Ian also serves as musical director for JUNO-award winning artist, Shad, as well as the popular Toronto-based collaborative musical event, Practice.
 
Youth are required to attend weekly rehearsals, help lead worship at youth gatherings. For new members, an audition is required. Please contact Ian for more information.
 

For Parents

For parents, we offer the Parenting Teenagers course. Parenting teens presents some unique challenges. This course offers parents the opportunity to learn and discuss how to meet the needs of their teens.