St. John Youth Ministry 
Building Faith. Growing Together. Serving Others. 
Welcome to our page!
Youth are important to our church and to the Body of Christ as a whole. They are the next leaders of the world, and we are here to encourage, motivate, listen to, and build them up in a strong relationship with Christ as they go out and experience what life has to offer.
This program is for students in 6th through 12th grade. 
What is our Mission? 
Our mission follows three simple steps: build, grow, and serve. We build up youth in a faithful relationship with Christ through fellowship, Bible studies, open conversations, and worship. We then grow in our relationships with each other as we experience life together through youth group nights, large events, and other fun activities. Lastly, we follow the call to love and serve our neighbor through mission work, service projects, and being mindful about reaching out and sharing the Gospel!
Youth Activities: 
Jr./Sr. High Youth Group Nights – Our youth group runs every Sunday night from 6:30-8:00pm here at the church. These nights consist of icebreakers, Bible talks, and fun games and activities! Open to both Jr. and Sr. High students.
High School Ministry – Introducing Fuse for all high school students in 9th-12th grade! Fuse is a program that is focused on building relationships with one another, serving in our community, and learning more about our faith. 
Ohio District Gathering: Sr. High – Join us on November 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Napoleon, Ohio! 
Ohio District Gathering: Jr. High – The Jr. High Gathering will be held at St. John in Defiance on March 14, 2021! We are excited to host our young students in the Northwest Ohio district and guide them into a stronger relationship with Christ. 
National Youth Gathering 2022 – The next NYG event will be held in Houston, Texas. More details will come over this next year.
Service Events SJL Youth will help with various service projects throughout the year. 
– “You’ve Been Flocked!” Fundraiser – Surprise a loved one with colorful flamingos for any occasion! Just pay at least $20 and the youth will go decorate your loved one’s yard!
– All Saints Day Candle Sale – SJL Youth sold 72 candles this year and raised $558.00 for All Saints Day! These proceeds 
benefit our youth program by helping us go to fun spiritual events and grow together as a group – we are so thankful for
everyone’s generosity! 
Meet the Youth Director! 

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Click the link below to view our calendar for the month of January!
Contact Information: 
Phone: 419.782.5766 ext. 106