Journey to Adulthood 

The Journey to Adulthood is a complete youth ministry program of spiritual formation for 6th-12th grades. It encourages relational ministry and uses Bible study, prayer, rites of passage, outreach ministries and both serious and playful activities to underscore the two guiding principles of the program: 1) Manhood and womanhood are free gifts from God; and 2) Adulthood must be earned.


Rite 13 (7-8 grades)

The Rite 13 curriculum assists young people as they take the first steps of passage away from their families and into their own lives. It includes a liturgical celebration and continues to acknowledge the gift of gender and the creative power and potential of each child. Rite 13 creates a safe environment to explore the faith with new ideas and new possibilities. At the end of two years, each teenager should be capable of expressing his or her special and unique qualities and acknowledging and understanding that life is truly a gift from God.

J2A (9-10 grades)

The J2A group is the core phase that centers around six basic skills for faithful living: active listening, negotiation, assertion, research/information management, partnership and leadership. After two years in J2A, they are given an opportunity for Confirmation and are acknowledged in the community for new levels of responsibility. They are recognized as young adults, rather than children, and are invited to take a holy pilgrimage.

YAC (11-12 grades)

Young Adults in the Church (YAC) is about youth taking their place in the congregation and community as young adults. 

In This Section:

Youth Calendar


February 28 | Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Fundraiser

March 5 | Youth SNL - Acolyte/Reader Training, Dinner, & Games

March 29 | Spring Break Movie Day 

April 9 | Love Your Neighbor Potluck Picnic

April 14-15 | Easter Youth Retreat

April 30 | Rite 13 Liturgy

May 6 | Jazzfest Youth Fundraiser   

May 13 | Habitat Panel Build Youth Fundraiser 

May 21 | Youth Sunday 

June 4 | Pentecost

June 4-10 | Camp Gailor-Maxon (Rising 10th-12th)

June 6-10 | VBS

June 11-17 | Camp Gailor-Maxon (Rising 7th-9th)

June 18-24 | Camp Gailor-Maxon (Rising 4th-6th)

June 18-25 | J2A Pilgrimage



Worship with your family.

Serve as a leader in worship. Choose from the following responsibilities based on your Journey to Adulthood group:

Rite 13:

Acolytes, Senior Choristers


Acolytes, Senior Choristers, Readers, Greeters and Ushers


Acolytes, Senior Choristers, Readers, Greeters, Ushers, Chalice Bearers and Assistant Lay Eucharistic Ministers

Youth Gatherings

Sunday Mornings


Journey to Adulthood

Sunday Evenings


Sunday Night Live!