Youth Formation

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




What's Happening in May?

Hey Youth and Families!


We are so excited for what's in store for our youth this May! We've lined up several great ways for you to get plugged in! On Sunday mornings, join our Quaran-team Round Two small groups! We will also (finally!!) be taking a group of students ziplining at the Adventure Park at Nashville, and we will recognize and honor our seniors at our Senior Sunday Celebration later in the month!


For more information on how we are handling gathering during the pandemic, please check out our protocols (updated for Pentecost through Summer 2021) here!


Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, these events and gathering are subject to church and local guidelines. We will send out text and email communications if an event or gathering is changed and do our best to update the website in a timely manner. 


- Alysha & Phil

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. 


Starting on April 18th, we’ll be hosting our second round of Quaran-teams outside at 11 am. We are opening up all of our groups to 8 youth each. We will run these groups until May 16th. 


We are going to be doing a vibe check on the Local Church. We’ll be looking at what the local church looked like in the Bible, what does it mean to be a part of a church, and what roles that they can play in their faith communities. We’ll also have some special guests joining us for some Q & A’s. Each week will also feature some game time and hang out time with their group. 



Sign up for Round Two of Quaranteams here!

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. 


ADVENTURE PARK AT NASHVILLE - ZIPLINING

Have you always dreamed of flying? You’re going to love going ziplining and climbing with us at the Adventure Park! Did you say, “No”? Come join us anyway! We promise it’ll be an incredible time!


Our March ziplining experience has been rescheduled for Sat., May 8! 


The cost is $35 (increased due to the reschedule), but scholarships are available--just ask Alysha for more info! 


We are meeting at The Adventure Park at Nashville at 4:45 pm. At 5:00, there will be a half-hour safety briefing, followed by a few hours of climbing on the courses! We will be done by 9 pm.


Sign up for this event here!

Senior Sunday

We host monthly fun events for students to gather together and invite friends! Fun is an essential part of welcoming people into a faith community; therefore, we want to cultivate those spaces for our youth to be invitational.


On Sunday, May 16, St. B's will celebrate our graduating seniors! Because this has been such a strange year for them (one that none of us would have wished for them), we are holding a Baccalaureate in the garden on May 16 at 4:30 p.m. This service will be a space for us to encourage, bless and pray for them. Please plan to join us in celebrating these remarkable young people, many of whom grew up at St. B's. To help us plan accordingly, let us know you're coming by signing up at this link.

Worship God

ACOLYTES

On May 2 at 11 a.m. (during our Formation Hour), Dr. Bev Mahan will be leading an interactive experience for youth to try out different roles as acolytes. She'll walk our youth through what the different roles are and how to do them (there may be a thurible involved...). She'll be able to answer any questions they might have about getting involved. We're hosting this opportunity in the Nave, so we have limited space for participants (12 total). If your students are interested, please contact Alysha by text or email to save their spots!


READERS

Youth are also able to participate as readers in the service! If your student is interested, please email Alysha for more information!



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.



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 are interested, please look at our Weekly Youth Leader description and Youth Sponsors description.


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 or Philip Gaines, Nashville Fellow for Youth Ministry and Communications, at pgaines@stbs.net