St. John Lutheran Church

The Purple Door Church

1100 North Main St.  Celina, OH 45822


The Purple Door Youth Ministry 7th - 12th grades


The Purple Door Youth Ministry exists to help teens explore their faith in an environment where it is safe to ask questions and where others come alongside them on this journey as they grow in faith, love, and maturity in Christ. 

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Worship on Wednesdays 

Confirmation is an opportunity for people to affirm for themselves the promises that their parents, sponsors and congregation made for them at their baptism. At baptism, parents make this promise: “… to live with them among God’s faithful people, bring them to the word of God and the holy supper, teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Ten Commandments, place in their hands the holy Scriptures, and nurture them in faith and prayer, so that your children may learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for others and the world God made, and work for justice and peace.”

At their confirmation, confirmands are asked to make this promise for themselves: “…to live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s Supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.” The process of preparing people to affirm these promises includes classes, summer camp, and increased involvement in congregational life. The end goal is to prepare people to boldly and confidently make those promises themselves, affirm their baptisms and continue to live out their faith in a dynamic relationship with God.

At St. John, 7th and 8th Grade students are invited to participate in confirmation classes during WOW.

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High School

Worship on Wednesdays 

During the school year, the Purple Door Youth Group meet downstairs in the Youth Room for Fellowship, Bible Study, Games, and Worship on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Every month we meet in small groups to promote authenticity and connect with each other. In small groups we discuss current topics and how to best live a Christian life in light of them. The Summer brings a diverse set of ministry opportunities such as a Mission trip, game nights, bonfires, lock-ins, and other outings.

Mission Trip

Each Summer the Purple Door Youth go on a work camp style Mission Trip where we help individuals and families with home repair, updating, and painting. The location of these trips varies around the country, but all serve the purpose of helping us remember what it means to truly serve someone else who is in need.


Other Middle/High

School Events

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Pancake Breakfast

Once a month from October through April the youth host a pancake breakfast to raise money to help pay for their yearly mission trip. All you can eat breakfast for only

$6 Adults and $4 for kids 2-10 years of age  

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Youth Auction

Every January the youth has a auction to help pay for their yearly mission trip. They get donations from local business' and our wonderful congregation. It's a fun afternoon to spend with friends and family for a great cause. Food and drinks are available. 

Confirmation Camp

Our soon to be 7th and 8th grade youth enjoy a fun week at Lutherwald learning about the bible, themselves and each other. From Ziplining to class to water volleyball to skits, these kids are nonstop learning. A great experiance for all.