Southminster Youth Ministry

Being a student is difficult. Being a teenager is difficult. Being a Christian is difficult. Being all of these things in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in America is even more difficult. How do you navigate being a Christian when some of your classmates and best friends belong to a different religion, or no religion at all?


The call to follow Christ is difficult, but it's the most important decision you will ever make. At Southminster we equip our youth to be followers of Jesus Christ in a world where it is progressively more difficult to proclaim the name of Jesus with confidence and love.


Acts 1:8 says, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." God has called us to be His witnesses. God has called us to show His love to everyone, because everyone needs to hear it. Who will go, if not us?

Youth Group

This fall our youth will meet on Sundays virtually and in-person at different homes in Sienna. 


Youth gather together on Sunday from 12-2 pm or 5-7 pm in person, or 5:30-7 pm virtually. We share a meal when meeting in-person, study the Bible, encourage one another, have fun together, and grow closer as a family. 


Check out the Youth Group calendar below!

Current Series: Strech

If your faith were a muscle, how flexible would it be? Could it stretch to your knees? Your shins? Your toes? Or are you not sure you even have any faith to stretch in the first place? Just like your body, if you want a faith that is strong, growing, and capable of carrying you through difficult challenges, you're going to need to stretch it. It might be fun. It might be challenging. But it will definitely be worthwhile.


In this series, we'll discover four ways we can stretch our faith from Paul, the author of the book of Romans and a man whose life was completely transformed by Jesus. Thanks to Paul's words, we know we can stretch our faith by making a commitment, by starting something new, and by letting something go. We can even stretch our faith when we feel like we've failed.

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Youth Group Calendar


Unless otherwise noted all Youth Group events meet from 12-2 PM on Sundays in the Youth Lounge (second floor of school building)



OCT 18            Youth Group on Zoom    //   5:30-7 PM    //   Stretch Week 1


OCT 25            Youth Group on Zoom   //   5:30-7 PM     //   Stretch Week 2


NOV 1             Youth Group @ the Rusk's house   //   5-7 PM    //   Stretch Week 3 @ Home


NOV 8             Youth Group on Zoom    //   5:30-7 PM     //   Stretch Week 4


NOV 15           Youth Group @ the Rusk's house    //   5-7 PM    //    Canceled Week 1 @ Home

Adult Leaders

As a parent, you are making a huge impact in your teenager’s life. The impact you’re making is far more significant than any impact we, their church, could ever hope to make. You are the most important voice in your kid’s life, both now and for a lifetime. However, your best chance at influencing your teenager’s faith and future is to recruit other adults to influence them with you. 


Dr. Kara E. Powell and Dr. Chap Clark, authors of Sticky Faith, encourage parents to “develop a sticky web of relationships” for their kids. Especially during the teenage years, when your kid is beginning to pull away from you in their search for independence, we want to come alongside you by creating a pool of trustworthy adults who can help you influence your teenager.  

 

That’s why our ministry emphasizes the importance of meeting together consistently at Youth Group. At youth group we connect your kid with adults you can trust so you can better influence their faith and future. Get to know our Adult Leaders below!

  • Brad Federwisch

    Birthday: August 6th

    Favorite Food: Cheese

    Favorite Drink: Diet Mountain Dew

    Favorite Coffee: Diet Coke (we'll take it!)

    Favorite Candy: Reeses

    Favorite Snack: Pecans

    Favorite Animal: Bear

    Favorite Way to Spend $5: Mountain Dew

    Favorite Way to Spend $20: Movie

  • Samantha (Sam) Federwisch

    Birthday: October 21, 1967

    Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo

    Favorite Drink: Sunkist Orange

    Favorite Coffee: French Vanilla

    Favorite Candy: Milky Way

    Favorite Snack: Grapes

    Favorite Animal: Siberian Tiger

    Favorite Way to Spend $5: Tricity Resale Shop Donation

    Favorite Way to Spend $20: Tri City Resale Shop Purchase

  • Benny Gilbert

    Birthday: September 22, 1961

    Favorite Food: Steak

    Favorite Drink: Vodka Martini

    Favorite Coffee: Black

    Favorite Candy: Milky Way

    Favorite Snack: Cashews

    Favorite Animal: Cat

    Favorite Way to Spend $5: Doughnuts

    Favorite Way to Spend $20: Flowers (presumably for Caroyl?)

  • Caroyl Gilbert

    Birthday: April 17, 1964

    Favorite Food: Chicken Marsala

    Favorite Drink: Margarita/Tea

    Favorite Coffee: Mocha Cappuccino

    Favorite Candy: Snickers

    Favorite Snack: Popcorn

    Favorite Animal: Unicorn

    Favorite Way to Spend $5: Starbucks

    Favorite Way to Spend $20: 2nd Hand Store (Pennywise)

  • Amy Rogers

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    Favorite Drink: Grape Juice

    Favorite Coffee: ?

    Favorite Candy: Gummy Bears

    Favorite Snack: Nachos/popcorn

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    Favorite Way to Spend $20: ?

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