TUG (Teens Under God) is a unique ministry for teens – members of St. Paul’s and their friends – held in the Trinity Café and Gym on St. Paul's campus the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. TUG provides teens with worship, education, fellowship, recreation, and service opportunities as well as time to develop Christian relationships with each other and adult mentors within a safe, caring, supportive, and fun environment.
One Sunday is used as a time to kick back, enjoy some food, interact, and engage with other teens and leaders around God’s Word and real-life topics of interest. It uses a Study, Prayer, Reach, Care, and Empower model. The other Sunday will be whatever social, recreational, or service activity teens agree to and arrange.
TUG runs from 6:30-8:00 p.m. unless a special social, recreational, or service activity requires more time. For more information, contact Dr. Joel Nelson .
Why the name TUG?
- St. Paul’s wants its teens under God (TUG), having a great relationship with Christ and being guided by him.
- Teens today have a lot tugging at them, and they need spiritual support and encouragement.
- Like a kite string tugging on the person holding it, the Holy Spirit through faith, connects a teen to God (the kite), and though you may not always see God (the kite), you know he’s there and can feel his tug and guidance on your life.