Youth

6th-8th Grade Community Group

  • Description:  Students in 6th-8th Grade gathering for snacks, fellowship and Bible study
  • Day:  Sunday (during the school year)
  • Time:  4-5:30pm
  • Location: The Cathedral’s Wellbrock Hall – 126 Coming St.
  • Previous Topics:  The Gospel of Mark, The Apostle’s Creed, The Beatitudes, The Acts of the Apostles
  • Contact:  Jacob Graudin

9th-12th Grade Community Group

  • Description:  Students in 9th-12th Grade gathering for snacks, fellowship and Bible study
  • Day:  Sunday (during the school year)
  • Time:  6:00-7:30pm
  • Location: The Cathedral’s Wellbrock Hall – 126 Coming St.
  • Previous Topics:  The Gospel of Mark, The Apostle’s Creed, The Beatitudes, Christian Doctrine
  • Contact:  Jacob Graudin
 

The Characteristics of Youth Ministry at the Cathedral:

Gospel Focus
Our community groups are centered on the gospel. Whatever we may be studying, it all comes back to Jesus and the good news of being restored to the Father through His Son’s death and resurrection. Our community groups encourage students to live out the gospel in their personal lives as well as sharing the gospel with their mission field: friends, family, and schoolmates.

Scripture
We study the Bible. We open Bibles at each group meeting. We incorporate God’s Word into group activities and games. We memorize a new Bible verse(s) each month. We use games to make scripture memorization not only fun, buy easy. We play a game every week to reinforce the scripture verse(s) for that month.

Prayer
Prayer is an essential part of every community group. Each week prayer time may look different as we implement creative ways to include all the students in prayer. Every group meeting starts and ends with prayer. At the beginning, we invite the Holy Spirit to guide our time together and to give us ears to hear what He may want to speak to us through His Word. We close with a prayer service, personal prayers or other guided prayers.

Anglican Worship
We embrace our Anglican identity during community groups with the occasional use of the prayer book. We like to incorporate various services from the prayer book into our meetings. We also enjoy using the creeds to reinforce what we believe, not only as Anglicans, but as Christians.

Partnership with Parents & Families
God has given the primary role of discipleship of students to their parents (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). In our Anglican service of Baptism, the church collectively agrees to “do all in [our]power to support these persons in their life in Christ.” The youth ministry at the Cathedral seeks to work alongside parents in the discipleship of their children by providing support, resources and training to parents. We are also the parents’ advocates, encouragers, listening ears, and partners.

Integrated members of the church
1 Corinthians 12:14-20 tells us that the “body is made up of not one part, but many” and that one part cannot say to another “I don’t need you.” Students are valuable members of the church body. The youth ministry of the Cathedral seeks to encourage students to find a way to serve in the church. There are many ways students can be involved: prayer team, lector, usher, acolyte, chorister’s program, greeter, Bridge Church, and many other ways. We seek to grow young leaders who are the heart of God for the heart of Charleston + beyond.

Community
We look to the early church in Acts 2:42 as a foundation of how our community groups foster community: “devoting [ourselves] to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Everything we do during our meeting time is geared to help build community amongst our students: snack time at the beginning, ice breaker activities, community-building activities, Bible study and prayer. We believe having a peer group of Christians is essential to students’ spiritual growth and teaches them the value of the church body on a smaller scale.

Simple
We like to keep things simple. We are not interested in running big, elaborate programs. Our community groups follow a simple format making them easy to plan and execute by all of our leaders.

If you would like to attend a Youth Community group each week, please fill out a 2017 Student Information Form.