Youth Formation

The purpose of St. B’s Youth Formation is to invite youth to become mature Christ followers. 


Hi Parents and Youth, 


We are excited to get to gather together for weekly formation and events this Fall! Take a look at our video to hear more about it or read what we’ve got planned below. 


We take your families health and safety seriously here at St. B’s. Two ways that you can help us keep these standards is by reading about our current Covid-19 policies here and registering your youth here. By reading about our policies and helping us to have the most up to date information and permissions for your youth, this will help us better serve your family in the days ahead. 


As always, we’re here for you! We would love to go grab coffee or go for a walk to hear more about your family and what’s going on in your world. 


Blessings, 

Alysha and the Youth Formation Team


Formation

We want to be a community who love Christ, discuss the hard questions together, and actively participate in the life of the Church as we are all formed into mature Christians. 


Our Sunday Morning Formation takes place Sundays in Wallace Hall  from 10-10:50 am. We want to be a community who plays games together, discusses hard questions and studies Scripture. Youth are partnered with adult volunteers to further this experience each week for Grades 7-12th. 


When you arrive on a Sunday morning, we are asking all youth to sign in via our electronic sign in and grab their premade name tags. Our Check In Station will be located right inside the doors of Wallace Hall.  This electronic sign in is tied to your family’s Breeze account (if you need assistance with your Breeze account, please contact Alysha).  We are excited to use this system to keep better attendance records as we move forward into the next year. Youth will return their name tags at the end of our time together.  


If your youth has brought a friend or if it’s their first time joining us and you haven’t registered online yet, they will be asked to fill out our Guest Registration. This allows us to have emergency contact information and for contact tracing purposes. They will be asked to fill out a name tag and join the group! 


At the end of our time together, youth will be dismissed to meet their parents in church or for pick up. If your youth needs to be picked up early, let Alysha know prior to our gathering so they can be dismissed from Formation early. 


Community

We want to be a community that is bonded by fun and fostered through relationships; therefore, we are making community building and fun cornerstones of who we are as a Youth community. We host monthly events and bigger seasonal gatherings for us to come together for fun and invite in friends. 


To stay updated on our current events, go to our Youth Events Page. 


Worship God

We want to be a community who worships God together as both participants and leaders. We provide opportunities for us to gather together to worship and we partner with our liturgical team as readers and acolytes. In worship together, we grow in our faith and sense of community with our church. 


If you are interested in serving as an acolyte, email Dr. Bev Mahan (verger@stbs.net) for more information and how to get started. All youth who are interested in becoming a reader should email Alysha for more information.



Adult Leaders

Our formation experience is guided by weekly adult mentors and youth sponsors. Our weekly youth adult mentors serve on Sunday mornings during our formation hour, join us for fun events, and help mentor our youth. Youth sponsors are our “gap fillers” who join us when our regularly scheduled leaders can’t be at fun events or joining us on Sunday mornings. Both roles are vitally important to the flourishing of our youth program. 


All staff and volunteers with children are required to have a background inquiry investigation conducted by the Diocese and the State of Tennessee. They are also required to complete Safeguarding God's Children. If you would like more information about the Safeguarding God's Children, you can read the Dioceses' policy here. 


If you are interested in volunteering, please look at our Weekly Youth Leader description and Youth Sponsors description.


Parenting

Every year, we host panels for parents to come together, get resourced and have conversations around leading their kids well. Parents of Seniors meet annually to discuss launching their kids and transitioning from a coach to a general manager of their young adults in those first few months of college.


If you're the parent of a Senior, you can take a look at our Senior Parent Resource here.


Contact Us

If you have questions about Youth Formation at St. B's, please contact Alysha Moroni, Director of Youth Formation, at amoroni@stbs.net .