Youth

It’s hard to be a tween/teen these days!  We offer a safe place for your youth to explore, grow and learn about their faith.  Our youth leaders love to spend time building relationships and having fun with the youth.

The High School Sunday Youth Group and the Rooted Sunday group aren’t meeting right now due to Covid-19 precautions.  Please contact the church office for more information.

Our constant goal is to keep our youth safe.  Updates will be available on this page or you can read more about our Covid-19 precautions here

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation students during rite of confirmation

Confirmation is a three year program for youth in 6th – 8th grade.  The Rite of Confirmation is held in the fall each year.  Confirmation class meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month during the school year and is a time to explore the Old and New Testaments and Martin Luther’s Small Catechism.  Students will learn about their faith and have their questions answered while building relationships with each other and their mentors.  If you are interested in having your youth participate in Confirmation classes, please contact the church office.

High School Sunday Youth Group

High School Youth sitting on steps in Minneapolis at National Youth Gathering

Relationships are so important in high school!  High School youth are invited to meet right after church on the 1st and 3rd Sundays each month for their own community group.  The group focuses on building strong relationships based on a  real-world application of the teachings of Jesus.  The high school group plays, studies, and works together to grow their connections to God and one another.

Wednesday Youth Group

Middle school youth doing a presentation

Wednesday Youth Group is a place for Middle and High School age youth to develop their walk with God and relationships with each other – usually through Bible study, service projects and games.  Depending upon the topic, the group either stays together or breaks into age groups for discussions.   It’s the perfect opportunity for kids to be themselves and keep God in focus.  

Rooted Sunday

middle school youth studying

Rooted Sunday is another opportunity for our Middle and High School Youth to get together in fellowship.  They meet right after church on the fourth Sunday of the month.  This hour is filled with Bible studies, games and fun.

Retreats, Outings, Events

Middle and high school youth wearing onsies at a retreat

We love to get out in God’s world with our youth!  Weekend and one day retreats are great ways to spend time focusing on God and maybe fit in a service project or two.  We’ve also hosted Youth Connects – a one day retreat for youth in our area – featuring Swen & Dean and Pastor Bill Yonker for several years.  Youth have gone to concerts, bowling, caroling, paint balling and more together.  Join us for youth group to find out more.