SCAPC Youth Ministry provides students from 6th-12th grade with a safe and affirming atmosphere to explore their unique relationship with God, to build friendships based on trust, authenticity, and grace, to examine and embrace their own gifts and imperfections, and to develop a deeper sense of justice and open-mindedness for and with individuals and communities different than their own.
Rather than being seen as passive conduits of knowledge, our youth are recognized for the wisdom, creativity, and strengths they bring to this world here and now and are empowered to be leaders for one another and for the church community.
It is our hope that students who invest time into SCAPC's youth program will not only develop a stronger sense of self, a more tangible understanding of how they can worship God and embody love in their own way, and a deeper acumen for serving and listening to others, but they will also have a network of compassionate, authentic relationships around them – stemming from their peers and their youth director yes, but also from our volunteer team, SCAPC college role models, and from congregational mentors.
Youth Group takes place every Sunday evening in the third floor Youth Room. Though the flow of youth group is ever-changing, our youth can always expect down-time for pure fellowship, organized games, activities, and discussions around a theme of the day, and a meal to close the evening together.
Small groups are available for youth who prefer more intimate settings than our bigger Sunday night youth group atmosphere. SCAPC currently offers two youth small groups:
A Dungeon & Dragons group on Saturday afternoons
and a Senior High Small Group consisting of weeknight Bible Study and occasional off-site events.
Sunday School is offered for all 6th-12th graders between Labor Day and late May before Sunday worship in the 3rd floor Youth Room and occasionally through our @SCAPC_Youth Instagram.