Youth Ministries at St. Helena's

The foundation of the youth program is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and students hear and experience this message in every aspect of our ministry. Youth group at St. Helena’s includes large and small group gatherings, where students can connect with friends and peers while learning about the Lord and experiencing the love of Christ. Our goal is to have students plug in to our ongoing discipleship programs, where the youth regularly study God’s Word and interact with adult mentors. Ultimately, we desire that our teens power up and commit to a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.

QUEST is the middle school program for kids in grades 6-8, and IMPACT is for high school kids in grades 9-12. To find the appropriate classroom, look for the youth ministries icon shown here. Questions? Contact the Rev. Matt Rusch, at (843) 522-1712or email him at

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Classes and Meeting Times

  • Sunday Mornings // 9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m. // September-April
  • Wednesday Evenings // Supper 5:30 p.m. // Programs 6:15 p.m.- 7 p.m. // September-April

To find your classroom, click HERE for a facilities map.

Mission Trips

  • June 19-24 (Monday-Saturday) // Aliquippa, PA Mission Trip // High School // Cost $300

This trip is open to students in grades 9-12 (rising 9th graders welcome). Scholarships are available. The purpose of the trip is to spread the love of Christ to the City of Aliquippa by working side-by-side, building relationships, and sharing the Gospel. Students will work in teams to complete projects that include minor repairs to homes, yard work, and painting. Community outreach is another aspect of this mission trip. View our slide show.

To register your student, complete the 2016-17 Permission/Medical Form for the mission trip to Aliquippa, save it with your child's name, and return it by email to the Rev. Matt Rusch at, or drop it by the church office. Deadline is Friday, June 9. 

  • July 17-21 (Monday-Friday) // Daytona Beach, FL // Middle School (Grades 6-9) // Cost $300

Student Life at the Beach. This trip is open to rising 6th grade-9th grade students. Scholarships are available. The theme is “The Word” and the guiding Scripture for the week is “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105. Students will explore a different aspect of God’s Word each day and return home with a renewed vision of and appreciation for Scripture. To register your student, complete the 2016-17 Permission/Medical Form for the Daytona trip, save it with your child's name, and return it by email, or drop it by the church office. Deadline is Thursday, June 15.

PAYMENT:  This year, we are making it possible for parents to pay with a credit card online. Simply select the applicable youth trip from the drop down menu on the contributions form. ?If you prefer to pay by check, please drop off your payment to the church office.


Quest for Middle School Students (grades 6-8)
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33


Welcome to QUEST, a fun place where middle school students can seek the Lord and study His Word. We have regular classes, small group meetings, special events, and many other opportunities to fellowship with our friends as we grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Our middle school students meet in Tyndale Hall in St. Timothy's classroom.


Impact for High School Students (grades 9-12)
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  1 Corinthians 9:24

impact-aqua.pngWelcome to IMPACT, our ministry where high school students can continue to build upon the foundation that is Jesus Christ, growing more sure of their faith and being challenged to proclaim it boldly! Students and friends can participate in weekly classes and small groups, along with special events and other activities. Our high school students meet in the Parish House on the second floor in the Youth Suite.


The Rev. Matt Rusch
Phone: (843) 522-1712