Youth ministry



BE KNOWN  |  FOLLOW JESUS  |  SERVE OTHERS


1 Thessalonians 2:8 says, “so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well.”


If we had to summarize, that would be the goal of every student that enters our ministry.  That everyone deserves to be cared for, loved, and delighted in. We hope to see you at one of our events or programs soon!


  • TREK (7th-8th Graders)

    TREK meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 4-5:30pm.  We don’t meet on naturally occurring breaks in the school year such as Fall Break, Thanksgiving Weekend, etc.


    Our goal in this phase of life is to AFFIRM their personal journey so that each Junior High student would own their faith and value a faith community.


    Biblical Truths learned in this phase:

    • I will love God because He first loved me.

    • I will meet with other believers to share about life and faith.

    • I will live out God’s story so that others can know who Jesus is.

  • EXPLORE (7th-8th Graders)

    EXPLORE meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am during the school year.


    EXPLORE is an extension of Trek and is a relevant confirmation program that equips students to exhibit the Heart of a Disciple and fosters meaningful relationships. 

  • VENTURE (9th-12th Graders)

    VENTURE meets weekly on Sunday nights from 6-8pm.


    Our goal in this phase of life is to MOBILIZE their potential so that every student keeps pursuing authentic faith and discovers a personal mission.


    Biblical Truths learned in this phase:

    • I am created to pursue a relationship with my Creator

    • I am created to live life in community with other believers

    • I am created to demonstrate God’s love to those around me through my unique gifting

  • FOLLOW US!

    Instagram & Facebook: @splcventure


    #mentalfistbump for making it to the bottom of our page.  If you have any questions about any of our programming, interest in serving, or just want to hang out please contact Director of Youth Ministry, Mike Jessop mjessop@stpeters-columbus.org

Mike Jessop director of youth ministries

For more info or interested in serving, contact:

Mike at mjessop@stpeters-columbus.org