St. Andrew’s is committed to growing a healthy, biblical ministry to students and families. Our purpose is to shepherd students to know and love God, to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and to understand God’s Word as truth. Our philosophy of student ministry is Family-based, Gospel-oriented and Christ- centered.
Our desire is to partner with parents, to encourage and equip them in the stewardship God has given them. We want to supplement and complement their work. More than anything else, we could simply say that we want our students to love God more. We want to help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ Jesus.
We offer weekly Bible studies, monthly fellowship activities and many annual events for students and families. Annual activities include retreats, camping, hikes, holiday events and a rewarding, life-changing mission trip with special interest and more.
Our Junior High youth will meet from 2:30-4pm, Senior High will meet from 3:30-5pm, each Sunday during the school year.
This group is lead by our Youth Director Emily Bond, whose primary objective is to provide a fun, safe environment.
Worship is something that families should experience together. At St. Andrew's, we've organized our worship so that families can be together, while still providing age-appropriate learning experiences.
The children begin worship in the main service (except nursery care for under 3 years old). After we sing together, the children will hear a special sermon from the pastor and then process out of the main service and attend an age appropriate lesson using Group's Hands On Learning Bible Curriculum. They will return to the sancturay at announcement time to join their family for communion.
St. Andrew's Children's programs are created to be fun, encouraging, and nurturing for all of our children. We offer family fun events throughout the year. On certain special Sundays during the year, we take time for fun, festive celebrations such as, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Pentecost, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, All Saints Day, etc.
We are committed to the spiritual guidance for our families and look forward to assisting our parents and their children in their life with Jesus!
Children and adults alike enjoy the children’s sermons at St. Andrew’s. Father Mike’s children sermons are famous for the adventures of his Golden Retriever “Dolly”.
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We have a professionally staffed nursery for children under the age of three (3) that is open throughout the worship service. We always make the effort to bring the children into worship at Communion time to receive a blessing.
There are many volunteer opportunities available in the Children’s Ministries of St. Andrew’s. If you love children and enjoy working with a great team of men and women, there is a place for you! You will make new friends and learn a great deal about yourself in this very rewarding ministry.