CHILDREN'S & YOUTH MINISTRY and fellowship events. and connect to others through Worship, Faith Formation opportunities, Children are always welcome at St. Paul’s! We encourage families to grow in faith

Children’s Ministry

St. Paul’s Children’s Ministry is for toddlers-fifth grade.  Throughout the year, a variety of seasonal activities are offered for our young people and their families to grow in fellowship together such as Easter Egg Hunts, Trunk- or-Treats, and Nativity plays.

During weekly worship, our toddlers are invited to play and explore in the nursery with paid staff and volunteers.   Our elementary aged children spent time connecting with the St. Paul’s community through children’s sermons and children’s church. During children’s church, children depart to the Church Sanctuary Basement for a lesson and activity, allowing them to dig deeper at the texts of the day. The best part is that worship is streamed, so that we can participate while we learn!

Our elementary children also have several opportunities to grow in their faith through retreats and summer ministries as well.

For 3rd-5th grade students, BYG (Building Youth Groups) is an amazing weekend experience that connects kids to camp, nature, and God’s great love! We spent a weekend at Camp Agape, outside Fuquay- Varina, with caring adult leaders, learning about our faith and growing closer to each other.

During the summer of 2023, we are excited to offer Lutheroads Day Camp for our elementary students. Held July 24-28 at St. Paul’s, rising 1st-5th grade students are invited for a week full of music, games, bible study, crafts, worship, and fellowship! Stay tuned for more information about registration!

Youth Ministry

St. Paul’s Youth (SPY) is for 6th- 12th grade students who want to be connected to each other, their St. Paul’s community, and the greater Church.  Throughout the year, we gather in a variety of ways to grow in our faith, serve God, and care for our neighbor.

Many of our youth actively participate in ministries at St. Paul’s via Media Ministry, worship leadership, and assisting in our fellowship, children’s, and service ministry projects.

Youth gathers regularly for fellowship, meals, and study throughout the year.  We also participate in synod retreats, ELCA Youth Gatherings, Mission Trips, and summer camp opportunities.  We are excited to begin prepping for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans! Stay tuned because registrations open September 2023!

Our 6th- 8th grade students are invited to participate in Confirmation Instruction. Through this three year rotation, we spent time learning about the bible, Lutheranism, and what it means to actively live out our faith. Currently, we meet once a month during the academic year. Students are invited to attend summer camp at least once before they are confirmed.