Junior High / Confirmation Ministry
St. Paul Youth Ministry for junior high youth in grades 7 and 8, revolves around a two and one half year Confirmation program. The purpose statement for this Confirmation Ministry reads: “to provide opportunity for the adolescent to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Christian community so that he/she can affirm and accept the lifelong commitment and responsibility of his/her baptism.” To this end St. Paul uses Faith Inkubators “Head to Heart” curriculum materials which offer a complete, parent-involved, small group ministry approach. “The goal of H2H is not just to "get through" the junior high years but to teach content so it sticks in young minds, grow junior high small groups into senior high small groups, and to equip families to be involved in faith dialogue with each other at home.” (from the Faith Inkubators website). St. Paul confirmation students just say, “It is fun!!!
Wednesday Night Confirmation
Lutherans Increasing In Faith Education & Experience is held at the church from 5 – 7 PM most of the Wednesdays each month. It consists of a large group learning time led by one of the pastors and a small group review/discussion time led by an adult/parent “guide.” Usually one Wednesday each month is set aside for a large or small group service project. Sunday morning, several times throughout the year fellowship activities, trips, and social events are scheduled on various weekend days. Confirmation Camp (for rising seventh grades through departing eighth graders) is held at Lutheran Camp Luther Glen near Oak Glen, CA during the final week of June. The Rite of Affirmation of Baptism / Confirmation is conducted yearly.
Senior High Youth & College Ministry
St. Paul Senior High Youth Ministry is for youth in Grades 9-12. These two groups will gather one Sunday each month for a discussion related to topics they are going through, faith issues, and biblical wisdom. Special events – fun and fellowship outings, Lock-Ins, fun & fundraisers. A major component of the program consists of group and individual service projects.Our young adults participate regularly in worship as musicians, readers, ushers, greeters; and in congregational activities as helpers or by serving as teachers/assistants for Sunday School or Vacation Bible School. In October, St. Paul Youth will participate in the annual CHOC Walk at Disneyland; and in May, the Fullerton CROP Walk.