Meeting Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. during the school year, the middle school youth group is known as the God Squad, a name they chose for themselves back in 2014. This fall they continue the curriculum called Rite-13, which is part of the industry-standard Journey to Adulthood program.
Rite-13 assists young people as they begin to take the first steps of independence from their families toward their own lives. We will devote time to the great stories of Holy Scriptures and their relevance to today. We will discuss prayer and the ways we find a relationship with God, and we will discuss the role of possessions in our lives. As with all of our Christian education at St. Marks, activities are geared toward building this community, establishing trust and safety, reminding young people again that they have the support of their church family while they enter this new phase of their lives.