Youth Ministry at Chapel of Our Saviour seeks to create and sustain a loving community in which students engage in the practice of Christianity through a fellowship of love, service to others, spiritual discussions, team building and fun.
We strive to encounter the Bible and our faith in everyday language while looking for the face of God all around us. Youth of all backgrounds, races, orientations, etc. are welcome.
Kick off your youth-group year with a night of glow capture the flag, campfire worship, and reflection on the ways we "camp out" and advocate for all God's people. The evening will culminate in an advocacy project.
Church youth groups should plan to bring their own tents. As always, each church should send one adult for every six youth of the same gender. Boys and girls must bring separate tents, and chaperones should have their own tents. Need help finding a tent? Let us know and we can help. The Camp Out will end at 10 am on Sunday, after the Eucharist. If teens need to leave earlier they may arrange to do so.
For more information contact the Rev. Krista Dias.
This past June, a team of Episcopal youth traveled to Baton Rouge to serve the community there. See a video of their trip below.
2017 Youth Mission Trip: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Junior Youth Group (5th-8th Grades), Sundays at 9:45am
Our Junior Youth Group is using a curriculum called Weaving God’s Promises. The title reflects our process of faith formation in which we learn how God’s promises of salvation are inextricably woven into our lives. The goal is to teach our youth the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world; to help them make connections between these lessons and their own lives; and to prepare them for Christian adulthood. Through this church school curriculum, we hope to foster the spiritual formation and growth of our youth in Christ’s love and mercy, to teach the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation, and to send our youth out into the world as Christ’s ambassadors. Weaving God’s Promises runs on a three-year cycle, covering three basic themes; Weaving our Faith, Weaving Together the Family of God and Weaving God’s Beloved Community.
Senior Youth Group (8th-12th Grades), Sundays at 12:15pm
The Senior Youth Group reflects on the Benedictine Rule and our Baptismal Covenant. The teens prayerfully consider how they are being called to live as a community of young Christians in Colorado Springs. They commit to regularly serving others, praying, studying Christian writings and taking a break from the stresses of life through fun.
Regional Youth Ministry
Teenagers are relational by nature, and our faith is one that is developed in community. Chapel of Our Saviour is working with other area youth groups on a shared youth ministry initiative. In addition to regular Sunday meetings, we will gather with our regional youth ministry group for service projects, retreats, fun, reflection and more. The program year will end with a mission trip to Philadelphia in July.