Youth Ministry


Soulfire is an active ministry for high-school age youth, focusing on service projects, Christian learning and Bible study, and fellowship.

  • Soulfire Rocks – We go to the best in Christian Music.
  • Soulfire Learns – We nurture our relationship with Jesus Christ through his Word.
  • Soulfire Services – If we don’t serve after rocking and learning, we’ve missed the boat.
  • Soulfire’s Other Activities – There is just so much to do with one another.

Amazing Grace Day Camp
Amazing Grace Day Camp is sponsored jointly by the Southern Ohio Synod of the ELCA and Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, working in partnership with St. John’s, who serves as a host church. Day camp provides children, entering ages 1 to 7 with a quality Christian camping experience in their own community. The Amazing Grace Day Camp program – a unique combination of evangelism, outreach and outdoor ministries – focuses on bringing the Good News of our living God to unchurched children and children living in poverty on Southeast Ohio.

ELCA Youth Gathering
ELCA Youth Gatherings bring youth and adult leaders together around a theme that is integrated into all program components. These components including Bible study, service, worship, focused study areas, experiential learning, special events, dances and tours. ELCA Youth Gatherings occur every three years.