Building a Healthy Spirit
For almost 175 years, the mission of the YMCA has been central and foundational to our work:
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Chaplain Program is just one of the many ways the Y intentionally lives out our mission. Our Chaplains demonstrate the love of Jesus through serving, loving and caring for the staff, members and guests of the YMCA through Faith Office hours, faith-based programming or just a listing ear and an encouraging word.
Our YMCA Chaplains are here to serve you! Please stop by the Faith Office and say hello! No appointment is necessary. If you would like to make an appointment to speak with a YMCA chaplain at a specific time, please connect with our Mission Director Dominic Dinger at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 320.253.2664-Ext 125.
2018-2019 Chaplain Programs
Wednesday Night Bible Study
September 5, 2018 – May 29, 2019
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us in the Conference room for a simple and engaging study of the Gospel of Matthew. Children’s programming is available for K-5th grade. No registration necessary. This program is open to the community–you do not need to be a member of the YMCA to attend.
Roots Girl’s Bible Study
First Wednesdays of the Month (September 2018 – May 2019)
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Roots is a Bible Study for girls in 6th-8th grade. We hope that the girls’ relationships with the Lord and with each other will be strengthened; that they will be rooted and established in His love and confident in their identity; that they will see one another as sisters: and be able to lift one another up in prayer and encourage one another in living for the King. This program is open to the community–you do not need to be a member of the YMCA to attend.
Jr. & Sr. High Bible Study
Monthly Meetings (September 2018 – May 2019)
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Students 6th – 12th grade will be meeting once a month for Bible study. In addition to the study, we will also be gathering for a few social events as well as some service opportunities. This program is open to the community–you do not need to be a member of the YMCA to attend.
We’ll meet on the following Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm in the Youth Studio:
- September 19th, 2018
- October 17th, 2018
- November 14th, 2018
- December 12th, 2018
- January 16th, 2019
- February 13th, 2019
- March 20th, 2019
- April 10th, 2019
- May 15th, 2019
Friday Night Fellowship
2nd & 4th Fridays
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Join us as we gather for a time of fellowship on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month in the Upper Room. We’ll read a portion of the Bible together, pray, reflect on what we’ve read, and have a brief discussion about the passage. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the word of God and the God of the word! There is no prep work or homework—just bring your bible, a pen, and a notebook. No registration necessary. This study is open to the community–you do not need to be a member of the YMCA to attend.
The Art of Marriage – Marriage Enrichment Seminar
Friday, October 26: 7pm – 9:30pm
Saturday, October 27: 9am – 4:30pm
Cost: $45 per couple
The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, stories, humorous vignettes & more to portray the challenges & the beauty of God’s design for marriage. Over 40 contributors provide biblically-centered teaching while couples who have struggled in marriage openly & honestly share their stories.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 21
Crown Financial Study
10 Week Class – Begins October 7th
6-8PM – Upper Room @ St. Cloud Area Family YMCA
Enjoy the freedom, contentment and economic stability that comes from practicing a more disciplined and less consumptive lifestyle. In the Crown Do Well Biblical Financial Study, you’ll learn what the Bible teaches about managing your possessions. Each 2 hour session introduces a new principle with a financial exercise to help you apply what you have learned. We’ll work our way through issues like getting out of debt, saving and investing, budgeting and much more.
Bible Study for Businessmen
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
The Bible is relevant to your life today! Our weekly Bible study for men will help you understand what God says in His word so we can apply it to our work and relationships.
Women’s Discovery Bible Study
Join our small group Bible study for women. Each week, we’ll meet together to read, investigate, and interpret God’s Word in order to apply it directly to our lives and to share it with others.