Email Scott Perry, Director of Student Ministries

St. Andrew’s is committed to growing a healthy, biblical ministry to students and families. Our purpose, partnering with parents, is to shepherd students to know and love God, to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and to understand God’s Word as truth. Our philosophy of student ministry is Family-based, Gospel-oriented and Christ- centered.  Our desire is to partner with parents, to encourage and equip them in the stewardship God has given them. We want to supplement and complement their work.

We want to arm our students with a biblical and reformational worldview; helping them bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to bear on every aspect of life. More than anything else, we could simply say that we want our students to love God more. We want to help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ Jesus. We offer weekly Bible studies, monthly fellowship activities and many annual events for students and families. We meet Sunday morning for Bible study in our youth cafe & lounge. Annual activities include, retreats, camping, mission trip, hikes, holiday events and more. Confirmation Class (grades 6 & above) 

Classes are offered during the school year in preparation for the Service of Holy Confirmation by the Bishop on the first Sunday in May. Included are lessons on the Anglican Church, the Prayer Book, the Catechism, and the ministries of St. Andrew's, as well as a tour of our facilities.

Youth Winter Retreat 2017

A Hiking, God-Loving Group!

Scott Perry, Student Ministry

On January 6-8, our youth group had a retreat at Cleburne State Park. As well as hiking, making fires and s’mores (and trying to stay warm in our barracks!) we sang, prayed, and studied the scriptures together. In three sessions (Family Evening Prayer on Friday night, and Morning and Evening Prayer on Saturday), we talked through the book of Jude (which has been called “the most neglected book in the New Testament”). Jude is something of a gloomy book: things have gotten hard for the community he’s writing to, and he challenges them to struggle hard for the true gospel to be preserved (v. 3). 

But it’s also very practical: after reminding us that God’s people have always been beleaguered, and that God knows how to put things right, and will, Jude tells us how, in the meantime, to contend for the faith: by living holy lives (vv. 20-22)—maybe a surprising answer. Obedience to the Lord is, itself, not only a powerful witness to the truth of the gospel, but our calling. So continue to pray with and for us, if you would—as one student captioned a group photo, “a hiking, God-loving group!” 

Now to him who is able to keep us from stumbling and to present us blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. 

Jude 24-25