Youth Ministry 

youth at all saints

At All Saints, we believe that youth are central to the life of the church. They are not merely to learn from older believers, but are also to set an example for them (see 1 Timothy 4:12). Our middle and high school youth members play important roles in our weekly worship services, including serving on the music team, reading Scripture, and serving as acolytes. They also meet weekly, not as an activity distinct from the life of our community as a whole, but rather as a key extension of it.

core values

A few of the core values of our youth ministry are:

Friendship. Our approach to youth ministry is rooted in the relational nature of the triune God. We open all of our meetings with a game that is meant to cultivate friendships and build the relational bonds that constitute the Christian life. We also take time for retreats, summer camp, and other activities.

Food. We share a meal every week, a practice that is grounded first of all in the ministry of Jesus himself. Food is a gift from God, and table fellowship is therefore a sacred act, one in which we share in God’s provisions and build bridges with one another.

Formation.We believe that a youth group should be driven by worship, which for us means praying through the evening rite of the Book of Common Prayer. Together we renew our minds by praying the Psalms, soaking in the words of Scripture, and bringing our prayers and thanksgivings before God. Whether or not you consider yourself an Anglican, weekly prayer provides our youth with spiritual formation that will remain with them in years to come.

volunteering at our youth group

Because youth ministry is a central part of God’s work in the world, all Christians are called to engage with the younger members of the church. To that end, we are always looking for volunteers to assist our youth leader at the weekly meetings. Please let us know if you are available to serve in this capacity.

When and where

We meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Sunday at Five Oaks Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, please contact Travis Wilson at (724) 730-6675 or We can’t wait to see you there!

young adult small group

If you are a young adult, you are invited to join our new young adult small group! We meet at noon on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at Joe Van Gogh, Woodcroft, 4711 Hope Valley Road #5A, Durham. Email with questions or for more information.

“Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, NRSV).