January 9, 12-1:30pm Backpack Buddies
Join us for Backpack Buddies packing followed by lunch and fellowship.
January 15, 10am Holy Hike
Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month for fresh air, fellowship and faithful discussions. New locations each month.
January 26, Time TBD Youth Yak
Conversation and inspiration with the youth of St. David's about faith, fun, fellowship and everything else.
February Confirmation Class
Youth Confirmation classes will begin in February. Keep a look out for exact dates! Youth Confirmation will take place in May. Contact email@example.com to sign up.
Youth Ministry: Get Involved
Here at St. David’s we are called to support youth as they grow in their life in Christ, walking faithfully with young people as they transition from child to young adult. Ministry with youth is a bridging ministry that calls for passion, patience, and faithfulness – pointing out the sacred in the midst of the chaos and beauty of adolescence. In the upcoming months you are invited to explore the many ways we will grow closer to Jesus together.
Connections: Building Relationships with God and One Another
Here at St. David’s , Youth Ministry is about relationship building. Growing in relationships with Jesus and one another, building trust and respect, studying the Bible, involvement in community, worship – both here at service and/or in new ways just for youth. We aim to live the Gospel…well, try the best we can , build disciples, study for Confirmation and explore what that BCP all about . You are uniquely and wonderfully made. Your voice matters. Tell me something good or not so good about your summer and experience with youth ministry. Email and/or call me. Zoom and office hours by appointment. Contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Mission Trips
Here at St. David’s Mission Trips connect people with what God is up to all around them, and children and youth are an important part of what God is doing. Mission trips invite students’ faith to their fingertips, allowing meaningful conversations about why service is essential to following Jesus and invite students to be fulltime participants in God’s plan.
Communities, too, are participants in that plan. We know that every community – the ones we visit and the ones we come from – have both strengths and struggles. By entering a different town or city, we get an inside view of another context where Jesus is at work. This mutual giving makes mission trips much more than simple service projects. It changes perspectives, shapes passions and alters pursuits. It opens students’ eyes to the incredible possibilities God has put in front of them.
Here’s the deal: Everyone involved in Youth Ministry is encouraged to experience a mission trip that values relationships, respects communities and connects the hands of service with the heart of Jesus. Again and again we see quality mission trip experiences show students how to use their lives to love and value others better. We will plan local, not so local and in time a pilgrimage to serve and be the hands of feet of Jesus in the world.
You see, mission trips are not the “big event” of youth ministry. The “big event” of students’ faith happens every day as thy find the opportunity to love and serve the people God puts in their path. Instead, mission trips are a launch pad… a drawing back of the bow… a wind-up for the pitch. Mission trips equip and encourage students to go home and love the communities they travel into every day when they roll out of bed.
And God’s mission for us is far more than a trip. But we know, for many, living out that mission begins with a trip. That’s why mission trips will continue to be part of our work and our passion.
Safeguarding God's Children
St. David's Episcopal Church & School
43600 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147
703-729-7481 (Pastoral Care emergency line)
Church office: email@example.com
School office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9-4, Fridays by appointment
Masks are required in all campus buildings