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 seckids@soul-esteem.com.

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 seckids@soul-esteem.com. 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.  www.spiritualityforkids.com

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May 7: Mother’s Day Activities

Please note for any holiday like this I give children two Sundays to prepare things for important people in their lives. We will have multiple crafts, stories and discussions about the nurturer in all of us.

May 14:  Mother’s Day Activities

Please note for any holiday like this I give children two Sundays to prepare things for important people in their lives. We will have multiple crafts, stories and discussions about the nurturer in all of us.

May 21:  Lesson 1: What is Meditation?

Starting a unit on Meditation. Last unit was on prayer and meditation as a part of prayer, but this unit goes into more depth. If prayer is talking to God, then meditation is listening to God. Let’s learn to prepare our mind and body for meditation by quieting inner and outer distractions.

May 28:  Lesson 2: Who Meditates?

Anyone can consciously access the divine expression at any time they wish by switching their focus from things and thoughts of the everyday to a moment of quiet connection with the Divine.

June 4:  Lesson 3: Stillness and Silence

It is not always easy to shift our thoughts and feelings from the distractions in life, but it is well worth the practice; the result is to experience the Divine within.

June 11:  Father’s Day Activities

Please note for any holiday like this I give children two Sundays to prepare things for important people in their lives. We will have multiple crafts, stories and discussions about the protector in all of us.

June 18:  Father’s Day Activities

Please note for any holiday like this I give children two Sundays to prepare things for important people in their lives. We will have multiple crafts, stories and discussions about the protector in all of us.

June 25:  Lesson 4: Active Meditation

By learning to meditate, we start pulling away from distractions and retreating to quiet stillness. Turning our attention to God within, we can receive guidance that will lead us to our highest and best.