Thriving Student Ministry

Serving Middle School and High School Students

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Who are we?

Student Ministries

We're a team

We are a team of leaders with a passion to see the Kingdom of God spread first into students’ hearts then on to their homes, schools, sports, passions, and anywhere else that they find themselves.

We've been transformed

We are people who have been transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and have a burning desire to tell others who Jesus is and what He has done for us. We want to invite them into and help them pursue that same life changing love that Jesus offers all of us.

Student Ministries
Student Ministries

We get it

We are people who get it. We have been there, we have felt it, and we understand what it is like to be a student in today’s world. We want to come alongside students and walk with them through the ups and the downs, through the joy and the struggle. We want to be a refuge in the storm and a celebrant in the victory.

At the end of the day...

I guess you could say that we are just a bunch of foolish believers…

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 1:18
Student Ministries

Connect with Your Group

St. Philip’s Student Ministries is passionate about providing students in grades 5 – 12 with opportunities to connect, grow in their faith, serve others and develop into leaders all while having a blast and creating lifelong memories.

  • Hangin' In
  • ACTS

Hangin' In

Hangin' In

Hangin’ In is for middle school aged students of Moon and surrounding schools.

  • When?

    Thursdays, 6:30PM to 8:30PM, September to May

  • Where?

    St. Philip's Church (drop off and pick up at lobby/main entrance of church Mask required)

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ACTS is for high school aged students of Moon and surrounding schools.

  • When?

    Wednesdays, 7PM to 9PM, September to May

  • Where?

    The Loft upstairs St. Philip’s Church

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Middle and High School Trips

Surf City

Full of laughs, crazy fun, worship and dancing, learning about Jesus, traveling, mud, sunshine, and friendships.

Register for Surf City 2021 Here!

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Laurie Schmaus

Laurie Schmaus

Children’s Ministry Co-Director

Meet Laurie

I am a military wife (two of my children were born in Japan) who was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom until my youngest child was in Kindergarten. My husband, Anthony (who goes by “Mike”), is working as an Air Force Recruiter. We are proud parents to Nate – 15, Eliana – 12, Ian – 11, and Gavi – 8. I am currently in my 3rd year of teaching PM Kindergarten at Robinson Township Christian School. The Lord has given me a passion for working with children from a very young age and it truly gives me such joy to be able to do so. I am super excited about being able to serve here at St. Philips! I hope God’s love and light will shine through me as we work together to raise up children who love the Lord.

Clair Martin

Clair Martin

Children’s Ministry Co-Director

Meet Clair

I serve as a Co-Director of Children’s Ministry here at St. Philip’s. My family and I have been attending since August of 2022; my husband, Philip, and I found St. Philip’s after moving from the Philadelphia area where I taught second grade at a small Christian school. We have two children–Noelle and Philip Jr.–and a mini goldendoodle named Ginger. You might find us strolling around the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden or searching for a Korean restaurant to call our favorite. I pray that God will work in and through our Children’s Ministry to show young ones and their families the wonders of His marvelous love, both within our church and throughout the community.

Amaris Cruz

Amaris Cruz

Ministry Intern

Meet Amaris

What is your role at St. Philip’s?
I am the ministry intern. I get to have my hand in a lot of the ministries, from the youth to worship to administrative work and social media. I get to serve in so many different capacities and ministries.

How did you end up here?
I was in a 3 month discipleship program called Unaltered where I lived in Darlington, PA on a place called Prayer Mountain. Through that program, I was connected with Jade and given a summer internship on the worship team. Through that, I was able to help in numerous other ministries. StP then decided to take me on for a year as their ministry intern.

What is your goal/prayer/hope for the work you do serving St. Philip’s and the community?
Coming to St. Philip’s, one of my goals has been to further find the direction the Lord wants me to go in ministry. The Lord has already grown me as a worship leader and is consistently changing my heart towards serving others. I hope to love this community well and serve wherever there is a need. My prayer is that I’m continually given opportunities to say yes and honor the Lord and the church through serving and loving those around me.

What personal items (families, hobbies, quirks) would you like to share with the world, if any?
One of my goals in life is to own a thrift store. Thrifting, fashion and clothing have always been things that I loved and am passionate about. I believe it would be a great opportunity to minister to others and love on whatever community I land in well. It’s something I could talk about for ages. Next time you see me, ask me about it!

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