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2018-2019 Youth Ministry Registration Forms

EDGE – Middle School

Youth Ministry Office Hours

Sunday 3-9PM
Monday 9AM-1PM
Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-5:30PM
Other times by appointment only

Justin Lantz, Parish Youth & Young Adult Minister
justin.lantz@sainttims.org

Jen Linder, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
jen.linder@sainttims.org

 

 

Service Opportunities

Holiday Hugs Gift Delivery – Day 1
Monday, December 17, 2018 from 4-8pm. Join us delivering gifts to our homebound!  We meet at Youth Center at 4pm and carpool out into the community to deliver gifts.  We are back at youth center by 8pm.  We will need parent drivers please. Click here to sign up.

Holiday Hugs Gift Delivery – Day 2
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 4-8pm. Day 2 of Holiday Hugs gift delivery.  Meet in the youth center at 4pm.  We will be back around 8pm. We will need parent drivers to assist in driving. Click here to sign up.

Set up & Serve meal for Alpha Ministry
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm we need 5-6 people to set up, serve food and clean up for Alpha Ministry. Click here to sign up.

Hidden Lake Summer Trip
FAQ's

How is catechesis taught? What textbook do you use?

There are no classrooms & no “textbooks” in the Middle School EDGE model. Instead, students learn about & interact with their faith through mentors and dynamic videos, which take place on Wednesday evenings for Middle School. On these nights, students will be engaged with their peers and mentors in large group settings and small group settings throughout the month. Material comes from Life Teen resources, which use a curriculum that is based on the guidelines set forth by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops with the use of scripture and the catechism. Students become engaged as well through many opportunities to encounter Christ through prayer, adoration, devotions, and spiritual exercises that help them foster a personal relationship with Christ.

What does it cost to register for Middle School EDGE?

Our Middle School EDGE is $60. That includes programming during the fall and spring semesters. Our summer youth ministry program is free for all to attend, however, the summer program is focused mostly on building community and does not meet the required religious education needs. We also encourage our students to evangelize to their friends who may not be catholic to try out our Youth Ministry program for free.

What does Middle School EDGE look like at St. Timothy?

We encourage students to attend our Contemporary Mass at 5:30pm every Sunday. This Mass has modern music and lively homilies that engage our students. EDGE meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm-8:15pm during the fall and spring and 6:30pm-8:30pm during the summer. These nights include fellowship, games, catechesis and mentoring. EDGE also hosts a day retreat, service opportunities, dances, and other fun events throughout the year. Check out our EDGE Events Calendar for more information about special events by clicking here.

Who plans the Youth Ministry Nights? Who runs them?

Our EDGE and Life Teen Nights are run by an energetic group of adults who we call Mentors. Our Middle School EDGE Mentors are committed every Wednesday evening and our High School Life Teen Mentors are committed every Sunday evening. They are committed to mentor students and plan our EDGE and Life Teen Nights along side our Youth Ministry Director (Justin Lantz) and Youth Ministry Coordinator (Jen Linder), using the Life Teen resources. All of our adults are Safe Environment trained, Background Checked, and trained on how to use our resources to help in Catechesis.

We also have Jr. Mentors who are our High School 11th and 12th grade students who have felt the call to minister especially to our Middle School students and help play a leadership role on High School retreats.

How can parents and other volunteers get involved?

The success of the St. Timothy Youth Ministry program is directly related to the number of hands that pitch in to help. There are many ways you can get involved. Each volunteer plays a valuable part. An invaluable part of our ministry is our food ministry. On Sunday evenings we intentionally feed our High School students before we start that night. This is not done just to get food in their stomachs, but we recognize the need for them to sit around a dinner table together with their mentors is important for ministry to build relationships. Food is prepared by a group of parents or a parish ministry.

Youth Ministry is predominately made up of our mentors. Our mentors develop and plan our Youth Ministry Nights and are part catechist, part cheerleader, and part sympathetic ear for the students.

Life Teen and EDGE also is in need of leaders who can help plan and implement our Youth Ministry Retreats. These are overnight retreats that help lead students to encounter Christ in a special way.

We are always looking for helping hands who are good doing behind the scenes set up, clean up after meals, build environments, send out birthday cards, help in the office and run our café in the Youth Center.

Finally, and most importantly, we need committed volunteers to pray for our students. Of course, anybody can do this from wherever you are however; we would like to coordinate with those who pray for our students so that we can share the student’s specific prayer requests with our prayer warriors. There are so many things that our students need prayer for and the more volunteers we are able to get to pray for our students the more grace will be poured out into this ministry.

For more information about these ministries, please contact Justin Lantz at justin.lantz@sainttims.org or Jennifer Linder at jen.linder@sainttims.org.

We are always looking for willing hearts to join us!

Additional Information

Confirmation Interview Sign Up – Click To Make Appointment

Confirmation Candidates please sign up for an interview.  No parent or sponsor needed.  You will sit for a 20 min interview before you are to be Confirmed.  All interviews will take place in the youth center.

2018-2019 Youth Ministry Registration Forms

Life Teen – High School

Youth Ministry Office Hours:

Sunday 2-9PM
Monday 9AM-1PM
Tuesday-Thursday 9AM-5:30PM
Other times by appointment only

 

Justin Lantz, Parish Youth & Young Adult Minister
justin.lantz@sainttims.org

Jen Linder, Coordinator of Youth Ministry
jen.linder@sainttims.org

Covecrest Summer Trip
Life Teen Meals Sign Up

Life Teen Meals

We need 4 families per specific dates. Invite other families to join you! Sign Up Here!

Need help? Please call Christelle Howard 813-968-1077 ext. 247 

Service Opportunities

December 9th Pancake Breakfast
Volunteers Needed! Please sign up for a shift to help this Sunday, Dec 9th in the Parish Hall.  Check in the kitchen with the Men’s Club to be assigned your duties. There is not sitting around.  Always ask what you can do. Click here to sign up.

Teen Volunteers for Toy Collection
December 8/9. Please sign up to help collect toys in the NARTHEX (Church lobby) BEFORE ALL masses. Arrive in Narthex to begin.  This is a volunteer opportunity for service hours only. Click here to sign up!

Holiday Hugs Gift Delivery – Day 1
Monday, December 17, 2018 from 4-8pm. Join us delivering gifts to our homebound!  We meet at Youth Center at 4pm and carpool out into the community to deliver gifts.  We are back at youth center by 8pm.  We will need parent drivers please. Click here to sign up.

Holiday Hugs Gift Delivery – Day 2
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 4-8pm. Day 2 of Holiday Hugs gift delivery.  Meet in the youth center at 4pm.  We will be back around 8pm. We will need parent drivers to assist in driving. Click here to sign up.

Set up & Serve meal for Alpha Ministry
Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm we need 5-6 people to set up, serve food and clean up for Alpha Ministry. Click here to sign up.

Visiting Sick & Homebound
Deacon Glenn Smith would like to encourage any teens who would like to travel with him to the sick and homebound for service hours. Please email deaconglenn@sainttims.org for more information.

Events

High School & Young Adult Pilgrimage – World Youth Day Panama 2019

Click here for the World Youth Day Panama 2019 registration sheet. Please complete and return to The Youth Ministry Dept ASAP to secure your spot on the trip that takes place January 23-28, 2019.

This link will provide you with information about the trip:  http://worldyouthday.com/panama-2019

FAQ's

How is catechesis taught? What textbook do you use?

There are no classrooms & no “textbooks” in High School Life Teen model. Instead, students learn about & interact with their faith through mentors and dynamic videos, which take place on Sunday evenings for High School. On these nights, students will be engaged with their peers and mentors in large group settings and small group settings throughout the month. All of our material comes from two main sources, YDisciple and Life Teen. These two sources use a curriculum that is based on the guidelines set forth by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops with the use of scripture and the catechism. Students become engaged as well through many opportunities to encounter Christ through prayer, adoration, devotions, and spiritual exercises that help them foster a personal relationship with Christ.

What does it cost to register for High School Life Teen?

Our High School Life Teen is $60. That includes programming during the fall and spring semesters. Our summer youth ministry program is free for all to attend, however; the summer program is focused mostly on building community and does not meet the required religious education needs. We also encourage our students to evangelize to their friends who may not be catholic to try out our Youth Ministry program for free.

What does High School Life Teen look like at St. Timothy?

Every Sunday Night students gather for our Contemporary Mass at 5:30pm. This Mass has modern music and lively homilies that engage our students. After Mass High School students gather for a meal in our Hall. Following the meal, we gather in our Youth Center for a Life Teen Night that ends at 8:30pm. These nights include fellowship, games, catechesis and mentoring. We also host two overnight retreats, monthly service opportunities, concerts, dances, pilgrimages, a mission trip, and other fun events throughout the year. Check out our HS Life Teen Events Calendar for more information about special events by clicking here.

Who plans the Youth Ministry Nights? Who runs them?

Our Middle School EDGE and High School Life Teen Nights are run by an energetic group of adults who we call Mentors. Our EDGE Mentors are committed every Wednesday evening and our Life Teen Mentors are committed every Sunday evening. They are committed to mentor students and plan our EDGE and Life Teen Nights alongside our Youth Ministry Director (Justin Lantz) and Youth Ministry Coordinator (Jen Linder), using the YDisciple and Life Teen resources. All of our adults are Safe Environment trained, Background Checked, and trained on how to use our resources to help in Catechesis.

We also have Jr. Mentors who are our High School 11th and 12th grade students who have felt the call to minister especially to our Middle School students and help play a leadership role on High School retreats.

How can parents and other volunteers get involved?

The success of the St. Timothy Youth Ministry program is directly related to the number of hands that pitch in to help. There are many ways you can get involved. Each volunteer plays a valuable part. An invaluable part of our ministry is our food ministry. On Sunday evenings we intentionally feed our High School students before we start that night. This is not done just to get food in their stomachs, but we recognize the need for them to sit around a dinner table together with their mentors is important for ministry to build relationships. Food is prepared by a group of parents or a parish ministry.

Youth Ministry is predominately made up of our mentors. Our mentors develop and plan our Youth Ministry Nights and are part catechist, part cheerleader, and part sympathetic ear for the students.

Life Teen and EDGE also is in need of leaders who can help plan and implement our Youth Ministry Retreats. These are overnight retreats that help lead students to encounter Christ in a special way.

We are always looking for helping hands who are good doing behind the scenes set up, clean up meals, build environments, send out birthday cards, help in the office and run our café in the Youth Center.

Finally, and most importantly, we need committed volunteers to pray for our students. Of course, anybody can do this from wherever you are however; we would like to coordinate with those who pray for our students so that we can share the student’s specific prayer requests with our prayer warriors. There are so many things that our students need prayer for and the more volunteers we are able to get to pray for our students the more grace will be poured out into this ministry.

For more information about these ministries, please contact Justin Lantz at justin.lantz@sainttims.org or Jennifer Linder at jen.linder@sainttims.org.

We are always looking for willing hearts to join us!

Additional Information