Rev. Matt Kern, Director of Youth Ministries

 Saint Paul’s Youth Covenant…

As a youth group we are committed to being respectful to all that enters our doors. To show respect we will disconnect from our electronic devices (cell phones, iPads, Nooks, tablets, etc…) so we can connect with each other. We will support one another through encouragement, accountability and love. We recognize to fully commit to this we must be honest with each other and be present in one another’s lives!

Sunday Morning

At Saint Paul’s we offer three worship experience. We have two Traditional Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.  Both are in the Sanctuary.  At 9:45 a.m. as well we have our contemporary service in Sanders Hall, The Gate.

Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.  Middle School and High School meet in our Foundation.


Weekly Rooted Events

ROOTED Sunday Nights

Every Sunday night from 5:00–7:00 p.m. join us in Sanders Hall for a night of fellowship, snack supper, games, and a message of faith.

Wednesday Night Study

Youth are very encouraged to join the congregation-wide study and conversation on Jesus, Wednesday evenings (beginning January 10) at 6:15 p.m. in room 301. This month will focus on “The Prayers of Jesus.” Please come out and offer your thoughts, questions, and presence.


Volunteer and Leader Training

As we continue to seek adult leaders from the congregation to spiritually invest in the youth, ROOTED will be providing monthly training for those willing to do so. Every first Sunday of the month (with the exception of  4/8) from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room 301, you are invited to become more familiar with the curriculum that is being used on Sunday mornings and evenings, as well as receive guidance on how to most effectively lead the youth.

Youth Council

The student leadership of ROOTED meets every second Sunday of the month from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in room 310.


What we’re studying

ROOTED is committed to the spiritual formation of its youth. Here’s a look at what the youth will be learning about and growing in during the month of January:

  • “Hello, My Name Is…” - Who are you, really? The answer may be simpler than you think. In this series, we’ll discover that when we look to God for the answer, we can live confidently knowing our identity is found in Him.


  • “If/Then” - When Jesus talked about Himself, He would make statements like, “I am the Good Shepherd” and, “I am the bread of life.” As strange as they sound, these statements give us a better picture of who Jesus is. Because if He is a shepherd, then we are His sheep. And if He is the bread of life, then we can be satisfied in Him. In this series, we’ll discover that the way Jesus described Himself, gives us a clue into who we are as well.


Events in January

Chili Cook-off

Sunday, January 21, 12:00 p.m.

Bring something warm, because Sanders Hall is going to get chili! This is your
annual opportunity to show off your favorite recipe with the whole church. Sign up in the narthex of sanctuary (Tharpe Street side) or Sanders Hall. Cost for tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. As always all proceeds go toward providing financial assistance for the youth mission trip.


Confirmation 2018

Sundays, January 28 - March 25
3:30 - 4:30 p.m., in Sanders Hall

In this spiritual rite of passage, the 7th graders of this church are given the opportunity to affirm their own baptismal vows for themselves, becoming professing members of the Church. Our 7th graders are invited to this time of confirmation, taking place over multiple weeks from January to March. Please contact Pastor Matt with any questions you might have.


• Youth & families, feel free to contact Pastor Matt Kern at any time with questions or thoughts regarding ROOTED Youth –



Forms for Parents

Youth Covenant

Parent - Guardian Form

Medical Release

Youth - Parent Handbook



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