Be Ye Doers of the Word and Not Hearers Only Start Doing

Youth Ministry for 6th to 12th graders

The Youth Ministry at St. James’s is so much more than just a “youth group.” We help engage 6th – 12th graders, and their families, in all aspects of church life in addition to providing service projects, programs, and retreats specifically for youth.

Youth Ministry Basics 2019-2020

Mission and Values

St. James’s Youth Ministry loves and supports our youth through joyful Christian Community so that they may explore a relationship with Christ, find their identity in God’s love for them, and serve God as Doers of the Word.

Ministry Values

  • Community – We develop and celebrate friendships.
  • Love – We love others as Christ loves us.
  • Acceptance – We welcome and celebrate all, as members of the body of Christ.
  • Faithfulness – We are grounded in God’s love and seek to grow in faith and service.
  • Fun – We embrace a playful environment.

Adult Volunteers

The youth ministry depends on the generosity of adult volunteers who serve as role models for our youth and help make these many programs a reality. If you’re an adult who feel called to work with youth or support the youth ministry from behind-the-scenes, Mary Beth would LOVE to treat you to a cup of coffee and help find the right fit for you. You can also complete a Youth Ministry Volunteer form. 

Youth Ministry Calendar for 2019-2020

Youth Ministry Calendar 2019-2020

Confirmation Classes Calendar for 2019-2020

Confirmation Schedule 2019-2020

Youth Ministry Leaders


Mary Beth Abplanalp

Director of Youth Ministry
(804) 355-1779 ext. 334


Mary Beth Abplanalp (staff)
Billy Baxter
Becky DeCamps
Scott Hurt
Erin Jewett
Darryl Ricard