Youth Ministry at St. Paul
We are working to have regular activities and to provide opportunities for growth and service by St. Paul Youth and their friends. We will also be working with other area LCMS churches to join together for youth events.
This page includes resources available for youth ministry.
Some Youth Ministry Sites
Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ strives to hold local outreach weekends for youth and adults. One was held in Buchanan in August, 2013. The picture on this page is from a spring 2011 OAFC Outreach Weekend at Grace Lutheran Church in Wyoming, MI.
OAFC also holds anual New Years Gatherings December 29-January 1 and Summer Training in July. The location of these events changes each year, but information is posted on the OAFC web site www.oafc.org. Information on these gatherings will be made available.
Every 3 years a large gathering (as many as 30,000 people) is held for LCMS youth and adult leaders. The most recent gathering was July 1-5, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas where two St. Paul youth and Vicar Barz participated with 25,000 other youth and adults.
The next Gathering will be in July 2016 in New Orleans. We look forward to all St. Paul youth of high school age attending that event.
Check out this site for a variety of sources for youth.
The next district gathering on beautiful Mackinac Island will be held in 2014. You can check the Michigan District page for information on future gatherings.
Each year a Junior High Youth Gathering is held at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. The information is on the 2011 gathering, but you can check back here for information on future gatherings.