Youth Ministry (6th -12th Grade)

10 a.m. in the Sanctuary & Ark Room Annex

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example for all believers in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12

The youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Here at St. John’s, the youth join the larger church body in worship and then attend the youth ministry program after the simple gospel, except for the 1st Sunday of the month when they stay in worship in order to participate in communion.

The St. John’s Youth Ministry program seeks to nurture the growth of students in 6th-12th grade, through encouraging the youth to become comfortable reading and discussing the Bible, applying the Bible to their lives, getting to know each other, providing leadership in worship, discussing issues at a deeper level, engaging in prayer and creating opportunities for leadership both at St. John’s and in the community. Throughout the year, students also have the opportunity to grow through monthly evening events, participating in the church Christmas pageant, community service events, the Spring sleepover, the St. John’s family snow trip, summer mission trip, Camp Elmwood and the Halloween Haunted House.

Contact: Fred Harvey or Pastor Lacey at or call the church office at (510) 845-6830.

 Morro Bay Youth Group Mission Trip

Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In God’s hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. (Job 12:7-10)

Join us for five days of getting to know God, tent camping, and exploring and caring for the dramatic coastlines of Montana de Oro and Morro Bay. Since 1987 the Nature Corps has organized students, adults and families to help bridge the gap where government resources are unable to meet the growing need for preservation and rehabilitation of the fragile wilderness ecosystems within the national and state parks. On this trip, experienced naturalists will lead us on a variety of activities include: volunteering along the coastal dunes to restore the nesting habitat of the threatened snowy plover, visiting the largest elephant seal rookery in North America, touring the Hearst Castle and much more. Pastor Lacey will also lead us in worship, Bible study and prayer.


  • $425: Includes food, campgrounds, activities, crew leaders, outdoor educators, tours and more… Please note scholarships and discounts for multiple family members are available. We don’t want the fee to prevent anyone from going!

Contact: Pastor Lacey at or call (510) 845-6830.

 Monthly Fun in Fellowship Events

FIF! Cookie sandwichesYouthMinistryJoin us for an informal time of togetherness and fun, hosted by Lauren and the youth ministry team. Fun in Fellowship Events include:

  • Ice Cream Sandwich Extravaganza
  • 26 Hour Hunger Games
  • Communion Bread Bake-Off
  • Cal Tour and Lunch
  • Bowling

Lauren Leinweber at or call (510) 845-6830