Antioch High School Youth Group

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Welcome! I'm glad you found us.

There is a place for you here at St. Jude. Our Youth Ministry strives to offer a welcoming and loving community to all youth members while challenging them to live heroic lives of virtue.

 

We have some great things happening, and we'd love for you to be a part of it. Learn more below and feel free to reach out to me to get involved!

Joe Ruf
Youth Minister
jruf@stjudeindy.org
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What's "Antioch"?

Antioch is the name of our high school youth group at St. Jude. It's a name with meaning and history and that sets the tone for the community we're forming.

 

Antioch was a city in ancient Syria and became an important place in the early Church. Here's what we read in Scripture about Antioch...

  • Acts 11:19 "Now those who had been scattered by the persecution...went as far as Phoenica, Cyprus, and Antioch." >>Antioch was a refuge, a safe place.

  • Acts 11:20 "...came to Antioch and began to speak to the Greeks as well, proclaiming the Lord Jesus." >>Antioch was open to all, welcoming, and diverse.

  • Acts 11:22-23 Barnabas arrived "saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all..." >>God, joy, & encouragement were all present in Antioch.

  • Acts 11:26 "...it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians" >>Antioch stood out from other communities.

  • Acts 13:1-3 "While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting...Then,...they laid hands on them and sent them off." >>Paul and Barnabas began their first missionary journey being sent from Antioch.