Youth Ministry

Toddlers at play At The Soul-Esteem Center we consider spiritual education, inspiration, and the awareness that God’s Presence is always available, as vital to our youth. It’s imperative they learn early in life that they are individualized expressions of God and do indeed “live and move and have their being” IN the Presence of God’s Endless Light; that the Presence is always available to guide, protect and help each of them overcome fear and confidently handle every human challenge.

The earlier in life one is exposed to this practical approach to living, the more one grows in spiritual confidence, human integrity and absolute faith, making the journey of life one of greater grace and ease rather than struggle.

The SEC Youth Ministry Staff is prepared to welcome all ages. The following groups meet during the 10:30 a.m. service:

  • Toddler care (ages newborn to 3)
  • Young Children (ages 4-7)
  • Children (ages 8-12)
  • Teens (13 +)

Youth program-4 Youth Department Focus and PhilosophyOur staff makes every effort to encourage our children and teens to explore their relationship to God and the practical application of spiritual principles in a fun-loving and accepting environment.

We use age-appropriate curriculum and materials, including the Judeo-Christian Bible along with other sacred texts and spiritually inspired material. If you have questions about the current lesson plan, feel free to contact our Youth Director, Meegan Kainady at (314) 828-6767 or email her at

Our classes offer open inquiry and discussion as our youth learn about spiritual principles and how to apply them in their everyday lives. The atmosphere is one which welcomes diversity and fosters tolerance and forgiveness. We do our best to provide a place of unconditional love and acceptance.

VolunteeringTo volunteer to as a Youth Leader, contact our Youth Director, Meegan Kainady at (314) 828-6767 or email her at You can learn more by calling our office at (314) ASK-SOUL (275-7685).

Teen & Youth Program Lessons

These lessons, activities and book suggestions have been taken from “Winning in The Game of Life” created by Spirituality for Kids. Please feel free to go to the website, look ahead at upcoming lessons, read key points, ideas and print out “My Light Book” for your child to use in class.


March 26: The Highest Good for All

When we pray, we are consciously connecting with the good that God is. That good is present and available for everyone; and in fact, seeks to express itself in everyone and in every situation. What we pray for ourselves we are actually holding for others. Praying for the highest and best for everyone involved in a prayer request helps us to align ourselves in a greater way with the Good flowing in a wonderful and often unexpected way.

April 2: Ask and Give Thanks

Knowing that God within is always present, always good and continually seeking to be the greater expression in our lives, we can trust God. The joy in knowing this is true expresses through our gratitude.

April 9: What is Meditation?

Prayer is often thought of as talking to God and meditation is listening to God, but meditation goes beyond listening. It is the activity of immersing ourselves in the very presence of the Oneness by releasing and relaxing into the Oneness.

April 16: Easter

Easter egg hunt and activities.

April 23: Who Meditates?

Anyone can consciously access the divine expression of love, wisdom, and life. By changing our focus from things and thoughts of every day and focusing on God.

April 30: Youth Hospitality