St. John’s Youth

Happy New Year!

We can’t wait to get started on a new year of ministry with you and your teenager.

Here are a few things coming up in our ministry……

Next month, we’re planning our Winter Retreat with Hardin County Collective. The retreat is designed to help your kid connect with God and with their small group. Stay up to date by following the Youth Facebook page, (St. John’s Kenton, Ohio Youth Group). As of right now things change day to day but we continue to try to move forward with His guidance.

What we’re Teaching this month……

We all have goals! Whether your goal is to raise your grades, learn a new skill, get TikTok famous, change the world, or all of the above, there are things you want to do, accomplish, and become. But let’s be honest — it’s not always easy to achieve our goals. Sometimes it’s difficult to even know which goals to set in the first place! That’s why, in this 4-week series, we’ll explore the story of a guy with a seemingly impossible goal and the steps he took to make his goal a reality. His name is Nehemiah, and because of his example we can learn a lot about goalsetting, decision-making, leadership, and trusting God. Through Nehemiah’s story, we’ll see that big difficulties can inspire God-sized goals, you are designed for God-sized goals, God gives us strength to pursue God-sized goals, and God-sized goals require God-sized gratitude.

Tip of the Month……

We probably tell our kids that they can change the world, but do we mean “someday” or “today”? And are we actually giving them the tools they need to become the leaders we say they can become? Here are a few things we can do to help every teenager learn to lead right now: 1. Let them lead (and serve) now. 2. Give them responsibility. 3. Help them develop leadership skills. 4. Celebrate their efforts.

Just a few words……

I just want to say Thank you! Thank you to everyone that has stepped up and helped where they were needed. This past year has been tough and unpredictable but we all came together as One. I can’t tell you all enough how much you are appreciated and loved! Please if you feel the calling to help with our kids this new year, please don’t hesitate to reach out. It is a true blessing to work with them and they bring so much joy to your life. God has big plans for these kids and we are a stepping stone for them to know Him more. God Bless you all and I hope this New Year brings Joy, Hope and Peace.


Confirmation Class Interest

Anyone interested in participating in a confirmation class in the fall please contact the church office or Michele Sherman.