St. James offers several educational options for youth of all ages offered throughout the year. For more information, see details below or contact the church office at or (480)345-2686.

Confirmation Class

A class to prepare the youth of St. James for their confirmation to the Episcopal Church. Adults can join in as well! We haven’t scheduled a class for 2022 as of yet, so please contact the church office if you are interested in learning more.


Episcopal Youth Community (EYC or Youth Group) for 6th through 12th graders is designed to help youth explore and deepen their relationship with Christ, strengthen their faith and knowledge of the Church and equip them for discipleship and Christian leadership in their communities. This group meets the third Sunday of each month after the 9:30am worship service.

Godly Play

Youth of all ages are invited to join our Godly Play enrichment experience. The Godly Play approach helps children authentically explore their faith, through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play enrichment method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.