St. John’s Youth Ministry is a fun, vibrant community of young people in grades 6 through 12 who, along with their adult mentors, are learning to grow in Christ and to live out their faith through fellowship and mission. They are a diverse mix of young people from all neighborhoods of Jacksonville and neighboring cities. They are also involved with youth activities in the Diocese of Florida. Supervising our youth programs are Jeff Tippins, Youth and Music Associate, and Liesl Gavronsky, Youth Associate.
The Journey to Adulthood curriculum forms the basis of Christian formation of youth here at the Cathedral. It is a complete program of spiritual formation which employs the use Bible study, prayer, rites of passage and outreach ministries for grades 6-12.
Sunday Morning Christian Formation:
- Middle School (6-8th graders) celebrates the creative potential of each young person and he or she is honored during the Rite 13 ceremony as moving from childhood into adulthood.
- High School (9-12th graders) engages youth with the critical thinking and skills needed for adulthood. The pilgrimage they embark on together seek to grow their spirituality and find their place in ministry in the church.
Wednesday Night Youth Group:
This is the youth ministry meeting for grades 6-12 which primarily happens on Wednesday evenings as part of the cathedral’s Christian Formation offerings. We come together for fun, fellowship, music and the exploration of our faith together in Jesus. We also meet off-campus activities, such as bowling, ice skating and coming together as a group to meet at the homes of parishioners.