Youth at St. Andrew’s are an integral part of the parish family, serving the Lord in all facets of worship, service and outreach, and learning to become more like Christ through discipleship and Christian fellowship.
St. Andrew’s Youth Ministries revolves around three Cs: Connect, Content and Craziness. Youth gather twice a month to connect with one another and explore relevant, Bible-based content that brings the faith alive for them, and they come together for a bit of craziness at events throughout the year.
The youth of St. Andrew’s gather at the Parish House at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month.
Parents’ role in Youth Ministries
We are partners with you in your teens religious education, but you have the greatest influence on their lives and the greatest impact on their faith. Please encourage and support your children in becoming involved in our Youth Ministries programs.
For information about Youth Ministries at St. Andrew’s, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our youth movement
is now Rubicon Youth!
The St. Andrew’s Youth Movement is now RUBICON Youth! Why Rubicon? At its core it’s a moment of decision resulting in ultimate significance.
For our youth, it speaks to the calling Jesus entrusts to us in Matthew 28:19, the verse they’ve chosen to represent what they are about. Jesus, who in the Resurrection has proclaimed victory over death, darkness and despair—the most momentous moment in history—claims the authority given to him as the Son of God. He then turns to his disciples and bids them to “… go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
The St. Andrew’s Youth Movement is now called RUBICON Youth.
While that may sound foreign to your ears. Fr. Shane Tucker, associate rector for Youth and Family Life, explains … In 49 B.C. Julius Ceasar made a decision that fatefully changed the course of the Roman Empire, and no doubt, the world. After being instructed by the Roman Senate to disband his army and return to Rome, Ceasar instead chose to march his army upon Rome and take control by force.
The moment it all “got real: was at the river Rubicon in northern Italy. It marked the boundary of the territory he was not supposed to lead his army into. As he crossed it to take control of Rome, he is believed to have remarked, “The die is cast,” meaning, from that moment on there was no turning back.
The verse the young people chose as inspiration for who God is inviting them to become, and what He’s inviting them to be about, is Matthew 28:19. There Jesus commissions His disciples saying, “… go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Jesus says this right after He announced that “all authority in heaven and earth has been given to me.” (vs. 18).
This is a momentous moment when Jesus, announcing his victory of death, darkness and despair turn and sends his friends out into the world to share His victory with everyone, everywhere.
You can see how the significance of the name RUBICON—meaning a moment of decision resulting in ultimate significance—can speak to the calling Jesus has entrusted to us.
With Jesus leading, the best is yet to come!