Students


We equip young people with the tools to establish a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. We strive for a Christ centered life through fellowship, service, study, and worship. Romans 12:2 says we are not to conform to the ways of the world but to be transformed by God. 

Confirmation

6-8th Grade

Confirmation meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00. The evening starts off with everyone meeting in a large group for games, worship, the lesson introduction, and a speaker. Small groups then break out and further discuss what was presented in large group. Students in the confirmation program must meet certain requirements. 


Students who don't wish to be confirmed but would still like to participate are more than welcome to attend! For more information contact Connor at connorboyer@smlucanton.org .

high school

We are high school students in pursuit of this counter cultural message. We meet to strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ through Bible study, worship, and fellowship with the goal of loving God and loving others.


For additional information, please contact Connor Boyer at: connorboyer@smlucanton.org.

SAMPLE LIST OF ACTIVITIES


Here is a sample list of activities that happen through the year:


Fellowship:

  • Worship and Coffee – Sunday nights every other month. Free coffee bar and contemporary, spirit-filled worship for 6-12th grade. 
  • Nerf Wars – All out Nerf war where students team up and play using capture the flag rules. Periodically through the school year, 6th-12th graders.  
  • Last Day of School Party – right after school for 6-12th grades. Food and lawn games and fun! (June each year.) 
  • Annual Springhill retreat – group trip to refresh, energize, worship, and have fun. 

Study:

  • Sunday school – 9:30-10:30am every Sunday during the school year. Youth room, led by Michelle and Dave Snyder. 
  • Youth Group – every Thursday from 7-9pm, year-round. Youth room during the school year, outside during the summer. Bible study and discussion and the occasional game and shenanigan.  
  • Sisterhood - girls fellowship group for 6-12 grades. Pizza, fun activities, and bible study. The mission of Sisterhood Bible Study is to develop and foster teen girls' relationship with God and each other through fellowship and fun. The outcome is for all to build in friendship, love, encouragement, accountability, and to become life long sisters in Christ. 

Service:

  • Youth Mission Trip – one week each summer. Students work with community members and organizations, often out of state, to provide for their practical needs. They also minister to those they work through sharing their hope in Christ, devotions, or by hosting a VBS program for kids.  
  • Annual Rummage Sale – held for three days in the summer. All proceeds go to support the youth mission trip. All leftover items donated to a church in Dearborn, so they can have their own sale.  
  • Open Door Ministry – packing and distributing food for those in need. 
  • Nursing Home Stockings – making stockings for nursing home residents to be filled with gifts.  
  • Kids Against Hunger – annual food packing project for those in need. 


Volunteers

  • Connor Boyer

    Connor is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at St. Michael. He has been working in youth ministry for 8 years. Connor enjoys watching sports. He is long suffering fan of the Detroit Lions. He also enjoys spending time around a bonfire and being outdoors. The best advice he was ever given was, “to preach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.” His favorite show is The Office and he is a passionate Star Wars fan. His favorite thing about Youth Ministry is getting to see students come to the light bulb moment where their faith in Christ comes alive. 

  • Diana Collins

    Diana has been involved in the confirmation program for 4 years and previously taught Sunday School. She enjoys reading and chaperoning youth events. One of the best pieces of advice she ever received was “Don’t be in a hurry to grow up – adulting is hard!!” She loves watching Friends and Law and Order: SVU. She also loves movies like Forest Gump, Pulp Fiction, Marvel and Disney movies. Her favorite part of youth ministry is building relationships with the kids, seeing them grow in their faith and love for Jesus, and learning from them. 

  • Dave Collins

    Dave Collins has been involved in youth ministry for the past year and previously taught Sunday school. He enjoys building projects, playing guitar and spending time with his family. The best piece of advice he ever received was, “remember as you grow older to keep softening your heart and thickening your skin.” He enjoys watching the Lord of the Rings films and is a fan of the TV show, The Green Arrow. What he loves most about youth ministry is the chance to hang out and interact with the next generation of Kingdom men and women – and to hear their perspectives on God, current issues, and themselves! 

  • Jim O'Hagan

    30 years ago, Jim was asked if he wanted to teach the 7th grade confirmation class. After much prayer, he said yes which was one of the best decisions he ever made. He took to it like a duck to water, and he has been helping with the confirmation program ever since. After some not-so-subtle hints from God, Jim left his job as an engineer to become a high school science teacher in 2000. Jim and his wife Beth have four children: one confirmed, two in confirmation and one waiting in the wings. They live in a house built in 1941, so his favorite hobby is fixing it. What he really loves about working with youth is learning so much from them. For example, if someone asks you to smell something, DON’T. 

  • Lori Dunn


  • Roger Gassman