youth ministries

St. Andrew provides opportunities for youth to grow in their faith through Sunday School, Confirmation, and mid-week programming for junior high and high school students.
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BASIC (Brothers & Sisters in Christ)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BASIC (Brothers And Sisters In Christ) is a vibrant junior high youth ministry open to any  junior high school student in the Iowa City area. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm with pizza provided for $3.25. Activities include singing, large and small group study, skits, service projects, summer camps, and much much more...including Gladiator Night, Gross Night, and Stronghold Camp opportunities. For more information, contact Randy Hausler, Director of Youth Ministries.

BASIC to Camp Stronghold

Each June (dates for 2017 are June 4-10) our youth head off to Camp Stronghold. For more information, contact Randy Hausler or click here to download the Stronghold brochure for 2017.


In the summer, Monday does not exist on the calendar of a junior high student, instead it is FUNDAY! Each Monday (right after Camp Stronghold) BASIC hosts various fun activities to help break up the boredom of summer. This summer we watched a 2016 Stronghold slideshow, went to an afternoon movie, went to Lost Island Waterpark, watched a drive-in movie, went to a trampoline park, swam at the Coralville Pool, rode the rides at Adventureland, and took in the Iowa State Fair. 

ETC (eternally  Trusting Christ)

Sundays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

ETC is an exhilarating senior high school ministry open to any high school student in the Iowa City area. ETC meets Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Activities include competitions, singing, small group studies, skits, weekend retreats, ski trips, pool parties, movies, missions programs (The Pittsburgh Project), service projects, leadership opportunities, summer concerts, and much much more. For more information, contact Randy Hausler, Director of Youth Ministries.

ETC & The Pittsburgh Project

Each summer, ETC youth head to Pittsburgh for a week of working with people in the Pittsburgh area who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. This year is no exception. Click here to download the brochure for The Pittsburgh Project 2017.


My friends, what good is it to say you have faith if you don't do anything to show that you have faith? James 2:14

FAITHS (Friends Acting In The Holy Spirit) is a week-long summer mission day camp for students entering grades 7-12. We work on service projects each day in the Iowa City/Coralville area. 

This year we will serve the community from June 19-23 by doing projects such as picking up garbage, landscaping, and assisting at local non-profit organizations. Our days begin at 8:30 am with devotions and directions. Our work will end by early afternoon, generally between 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.  For more information, contact Randy Hausler.

As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake--for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you fish for people." And immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.  Matthew 4:18-22

We are introducing Net*Work: an interactive Christian Education experience for youth and interested adults. Yes, all our 7th - 12th graders will learn together from 9:45 to 10:3 on Sundays as a whole group, and they will be joined by any interested adults who are seeking to grow in their own understanding and practice of being a disciple of Jesus Christ. Click here to go to our Net*Work page.

Confirmation information

This year's youth/confirmation retreat will be held

February 24 - 26 at Camp  Wyoming

For more information, click here or contact Pastor Kyle.