Whether it’s helping young people come to terms with challenging issues or simply providing a fun place for them to meet friends, youth ministries play an important role in nourishing the spiritual lives of youth. By providing guidance, support, and fellowship for young people, these vital organizations help to ensure that tomorrow’s leaders are grounded in faith and commitment. And that is truly something to be thankful for.
Youth Choir and
The choir is a group of young people who render music every second Sunday at 10:00 am during the worship services and during special programs and events as requested. They are a group of dedicated singers who enjoy sharing their talents with the congregation.
The choir is open to all youth in grades 6-16. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Choir Room. New members are always welcome! If you would like more information, please contact the Music Director.
On the second Sunday of every month, our youth and young adults take charge of the morning service. They lead everyone in praising the Lord through song and prayer. The message for that day is always special, so tune in and receive a blessing. New members are always welcome! If you would like more information, please contact the Church Office.
This group plans and provides educational programs, services, and opportunities to assist students with their secular educational endeavors, develop confidence and prepare for the future. Programs have included S.A.T. Prep Workshops, Tutorial and Homework Assistance, College Bound Workshops, College Tours, Employment Institutes, Writing Clinics, Public Speaking Programs, How to Study Workshops, Money Management, Career Choices seminars, Arts programs to include a Traveling Black History Wax Museum, Talent Shows, Pageants and Drama Productions. Most recently a “Living Advent Calendar” and “Good News” Broadcasts for the Lenten Season, and a series of video productions for Black History Month.
All of our programs are designed to include all youth regardless of their skill development… providing opportunities for growth for everyone. Other programs include: St. Paul Scholars: recognizing youth academic achievements
Gifts of Love: Quarterly gifts for our college students
Youth Usher Board
Our smiling youth usher board is a wonderful way for young people to get involved in their church. A smile is a small and simple thing, but it can have a big impact. Ushers play an important role in maintaining order during worship services and other church events. They help to seat congregants, offer comfort, collect offerings, and direct saints to the perfect seat.
The youth usher board provides an opportunity for young people to serve the Lord and develop leadership skills that cultivate a sense of responsibility. It connects them to their church community. For many young people, serving on the youth usher board is a cherished part of their faith journey.
Young People’s Department (YPD)
Of the Missionary Society
There is no denying that youth missions have had a profound impact on society. For centuries, young people have been leaving their homes to spread the gospel and help those in need.
Today, there are more opportunities than ever for youth to get involved in mission work. From short-term trips to long-term commitments, there are a variety of ways to get involved. And while the focus of the mission’s work has changed over the years, one thing remains constant: the desire to help others and share the love of Christ.
The Young People and Children’s Division of the Women’s Missionary Society include youth ages 2 to 26. Their program includes A.M.E. training, mission work, special programs, and activities on all levels: Local, Area, Conference, District, and Connection. This provides opportunities for them to interact with youth from the 86 churches in the Conference, 300+ churches in the 2nd District, and over 6,000 in the Connectional Church.
The divisions are Mother Sunbeams (ages 2-6), Allen Stars (ages 7-12), Young People’s Auxiliary (ages 13-17), and Young Adult (ages 18-26). They meet every 2nd Saturday at 8:30 am for a service project and their regular meeting at 12:00 noon.
Christian Education Commission
This group plans and presents educational programs and services to help students with their educational endeavors, develop confidence and prepare for the future. Click here for details (link to the page). Programs include S.A.T. Prep Workshops, Tutorial/Homework Assistance, College Bound Workshops, College Tours Summer Camp, Employment Institute for Summer Jobs, Writing Clinics, and How to Study Workshops. Coming this fall: Money Management, Computer Shortcuts Clinics, Meet the Future (Career Choices Presentations) and Arts Programs. The programs are open to students at St. Paul and the Raleigh Community at large.