Epic and Thrive


Who are we?

The St John’s Youth Ministry encourages an inclusive, inner-city community of young people, within the wider St John’s in the City community, which supports teaching and development in faith, friendship, and fun. 

We have two groups:

EPIC: for young people in Year 7-9

Thrive: for young people in Years 10-First Year Uni

What do we do?

On Friday evenings we meet from 6:30-8:30pm and come together in fellowship with one another. This time is spent having heaps of fun and building those awesome relationships with one another! We finish our time together with a brief faith-based thought that is tied into the focus of the Sunday morning session.

On Sunday mornings we offer age-specific sessions, where we discuss matters of faith that are aimed more at speaking into the lives of our young people. 

We also have a weekly home group that meets on a Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30pm and a Worship Band that meets in preparation for special services (All-Ages Worship, Regional Youth Service, Evening Service, etc…).

What’s in our region?

We acknowledge that we are called to live life in communion with others, and that that extends to our wider Church community. We are lucky to be part of an awesome Presbyterian community in the Wellington Region, and we celebrate this as often as possible!!

- Combined evenings with other Greater Wellington Region youth groups

- The annual Presbytery Central Easter Camp

- The annual Presbytery Central Film Festival

- Wellington Regional Youth Services

- Sports tournaments

…and so much more… 

Youth groups with a bunch of crazy games and a heartfelt discussion every Friday.