Redeemer Youth

Youth Formation

Youth ministry at The Redeemer encourages our young people to explore their talents and spiritual gifts within the Church community. This ministry holistically prepares youth by continually challenging them to take an active part in the body of Christ through our Episcopal practices and rituals. It is our belief that the Holy Spirit assists them in developing and sustaining the roots to continue in the life of the Church beyond high school and into adulthood. The Redeemer emphasizes Sunday Formation Programs. The foundation of the Christian life—and habit—is worship. We see Sunday morning programs as the means to nurture “habitual" worshipers at The Redeemer, and later, at whatever church our young people may choose to attend.

The Redeemer offers many fellowship programs for Middle and High School youth. We believe that both age groups should spend time together and learn what it means to live in Christian community. The Redeemer offers a Confirmation program for youth in eighth grade and above. Our youth confirmands and families have been pleased with the year-long Confirmation curriculum adapted from Confirm not Conform

Do Redeemer youth take mission trips? Yes! Each year The Redeemer Youth Group (RYG) alternates between local and travel-based missions. These trips and the service we engage in are a focal point of our life as a youth community.

The Redeemer staff and leadership team are actively constructing what will be known as the Arc of Formation. We believe that the Arc will provide a comprehensive path for the formation of faithful Christians within our local Episcopal context. The Arc sets forth age-specific stages of Christian development for knowledge and skill in the foundational areas of Scripture, Theology, Worship, and Vocation. It is our hope and prayer that the implementation of the Arc will facilitate and encourage formation that has a lifelong influence over our youth in all that they encounter. 

Youth leaders are Rebecca Northington, Alexis Stephan, Bailey Sperry, Jamie Halloran, Katherine Hobson, and Scott Carter, with Michael Palmisano-clergy liaison.

Contact Rebecca Northington, Director Redeemer Youth Group (RYG)