Youth Group

The St. John’s Youth Group (grades 7-12+) provides regular opportunities for young people to study, serve, and socialize with others who share their faith.

The group has its own space in the church basement, where students can relax in a cushy chair with their friends, play a game of ping-pong, or see if there’s anything to eat in the kitchen. Youth Bible studies are held here, as are meetings and special events.

For more information about the Youth Group, contact Pastor Bruss.

Youth Catechesis

Youth Group Activities

Jr. High Bible Study
meets every Sunday in the Youth Room from 9:45-10:45; focus is on Bible history and catechetical work
Sr. High Bible Study
meets every Sunday in the Youth Room from 9:45-10:45; studies are geared toward helping students understand their faith in-depth, particularly in relation to questions that high schoolers face
Liturgical Assisting (Sr. High)
after confirmation, all high school youth are assigned to assist with worship services; youth typically serve 1-2 times per month
Social Activities
offered at least monthly; recent outings have included “Christ ‘n’ Bowl,” mini-golfing, hockey games, the annual Christmas party, skiing, swimming, water parks, and bonfires
Service Opportunities
includes liturgical assisting (see above) and special projects such as Adopt-a-Family and the annual golf tournament fundraiser
Confirmation Lock-In
confirmation-age youth are “locked in” overnight on a Friday with students from area congregations; the event blends learning, worship, and fun and games
Higher Things® Conference
a 4-day conference for Lutheran high school students, held every summer at various locations around the country; the conference features multiple daily worship services, educational sessions, and social activities More Info

For the College Years: LCMS-U

  • If you’re looking at colleges, be sure to check out LCMS-U to help you find a church home away from home. More Info
  • If you’re a student at Washburn University here in Topeka, St. John’s has an LCMS-U chapter and would love to talk to you. Contact Pastor Bruss for more information.

Links of Interest