EPIC is our Elementary Youth Group for 3rd to 5th Grade Students.  EPIC stands for Energetic Peeps in Christ -- and our young people are certainly that!  This group is a great way for our elementary students to begin connecting with one another, develop faith-centered friendships and learn about God in a way that could include gaga ball one week and service projects the next week.

EPIC meets for a weekly gathering.  Our 3rd to 5th grade youth are invited to join us every Wednesday from 4:30 - 5:45 pm for EPIC youth group.  It will include games, stories, music and more.  Go on a hunt for Martin Luther, learn about the Reformation, run in a bible smuggling relay, serve in our community -- and this is only the beginning.

As your child continues to deepen their faith at St. John’s, we want to make sure that you know about all of our programming for your family in our children’s ministry. Here are the details on additional offerings for our 3rd-5th graders!

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School

Our 3rd-5th grade students have a unique Sunday school class with Mitch.  In this class, students dig into the Old Testament and learn about the different archangels, how to write their names in Hebrew, and so much more! This is held in the EPIC Room from 9:45 – 10:30 am.

Visit our Children in Worship page for more information.


We know that your children learn through so many different ways.  Make sure to check out our library – near the elevator in Peeler Hall – that has a variety of storybooks and DVDs to help you explore the story of God.

Special Events

Hands & Feet Camp

Hands & Feet camp is a day camp for our rising 3rd to 5th grade students. We will be partnering with local organizations in our own neighborhood to serve those around us.  We gather each day from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Invite friends to join you for this amazing week of service. This year's Hands & Feet Camp is July 16-19. Registration is now closed.

Vacation Bible School

Discover more of God in the midst of the summer heat at Vacation Bible School!  This growing ministry reaches out to more than 270 children in our neighborhoods, schools and community to share the love of Christ with others.  This year's VBS is Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus, where kids, age 3 to 5th grade venture onto an uncharted island and are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. July 30- August 3, 9 am -12:30 pm. Register Now!

Agape Day Camp

Agapé Day Camp is a free one-day camp for rising 1st-5th graders. Counselors from Camp Agapé in Raleigh come to St. John’s for a day filled with discipleship and fun!


A final component of our faith formation program is milestones.  There is one milestone offered for each age group in our children’s ministry, including "Good News, God News" for our third graders, "Baptismal Partners" for fourth graders, and "First Communion" for out fifth graders.