Empower the Next Generation.


23Core is our next generation ministers. They are adults from all ages who understand the importance of the next-gen and want to fulfill our mission and vision of building disciples. Volunteers in our 23Student Ministries can help 2 general areas.

Disciple  Group Leaders:

HSM Commitment: Weekly Sunday Night gatherings, commitment to growing your students in your Disciple Group
JHM & 5/6 Commitment: Weekly on Thursday Nights, commitment to growing your students in your discipleship group.
Responsibilities: These leaders are adults that are focused on building relationships with the students. This is the a team that we desire a regular commitment. Each week, they help to greet students, check in on their small group teens and see how they have been throughout the week, lead discussion during the night, and try to connect with them on a personal level.


We also need a solid group of parents and adults who are willing to help with all sorts of other projects. These include food, driving, environment, music. We need dinner for our series at HSM, retreat/trip chaperones, fundraising help, and people to help with making environments.

Volunteer Process

We have a 4 step process for being involved in our 23 Student Ministries.


1. Mission Intro

Simply fill out our 23Core application and we will contact you. It is quick an painless and it helps us stay organized.  

2. First SERVE

This is not so much for us as it is for you. We have learned that it is important for us to give you an opportunity to try us out and see if this is a good fit for you. We don't want you to feel the pressure of making a commitment when you are not sure you want to. We will assign a current 23Core member to you. They will help introduce you to the ministry and journey with you in the beginning. 

3. Legal Checks

This sometimes seems burdensome but is really crucial to the safety of both you and the students. As we speak further with you, we will guide you through this process.




Questions about 23Core?

Contact Paul Devine at pdevine@stjohn23.org
or 419-874-6502 

Our mission is to help teens in the St. John XXIII community develop an authentic relationship with Christ and the Church. These teens will grow to be disciples of both and to love and serve others, building more disciples.