The Church of Our Redeemer uses the “Journey to Adulthood” program which keeps students and adult leaders together for 2-years. Journey to Adulthood is a complete youth ministry program of spiritual formation for 6th-12th grades. It uses Bible study, prayer, age appropriate rites of passage, outreach ministries and both serious and playful activities to underscore its two guiding principles:
- Manhood and womanhood are free gifts from God.
- Adulthood must be earned.
If your child is interested in attending, please email Mtr. Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rite 13 (6th & 7th grades)
Rite 13 focuses on forming and nurturing Christian community, helping youth explore and affirm their gifts and creative powers. The Rite-13 ceremony occurs in Sunday worship around the young person’s 13th birthday.
J2A (Journey to Adulthood, 8th & 9th grades)
In J2A young people learn skills for faithful living, blending action and contemplation. At the end of the second year, youth go on a holy pilgrimage. Our current group is planning a pilgrimage for summer 2015.
Youth Group (8th-12th grades)
Sundays, 5:30pm – 7:15pm – Young people gather, together with our adult volunteers, to make and eat dinner each week throughout the school year. Members of the group are encouraged and empowered to take part in service, parish leadership, diocesan youth ministry opportunities and more. Our focus on a weekly basis is fellowship and community, as well as developing a shared prayer life, supporting all those who participate. The Youth group is open to all, including any young people in the congregation (and their friends), regardless of ability to take part in Sunday morning activities.