Youth Ministry (6th – 12th Grade)

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Confirmation (6th – 9th Grade)

Confirmation (also known as the affirmation of baptism) is a very important step in the faith journey of our middle school youth. Pastor Ben Hilding leads students as they dive into what it means to be a Lutheran, being a Christian in the world today, and publicly affirm their faith in front of trusted adults and peers. Students are confirmed in the fall of their 9th grade year.
Key Components
Weekly Participation: Students participate in worship, and large & small groups on Wednesdays, 6 – 7:30 pm.
Sermon Notes: During worship, students answer questions on the backs of the bulletins to discuss with their small group leaders.
Service Teams: Students will serve on one team.
1.  Worship Support Team (1x/month): Help with worship (usher, A/V, read)
2.  Kitchen Team (1x/month): Help serve and clean up the Wednesday dinner meal.
3.  Bell Choir (1x/month): Play in the Bell Choir! Practice at 5 pm and play at 6 pm.
4.  Little Free Pantry (2x year): Purchase items and stock the Little Free Food & Household Pantries.
Confirmation runs from September 14, 2022 – May 17, 2023


Agape (9th – 12th Grade)

“Agape” (ah-gah-pay) is a Greek word that means unconditional and enduring love for all from God. We believe our high school students are the leaders of today. They are smart, kind, creative, intuitive, and have so much that they bring to the table. We hope to provide a space where our students can continue to ask the tough questions, grow in relationship with their peers, pursue leadership opportunities, and feel “Agape” as the beautiful person that God created them to be.
All high school students are invited to Agape for faith, food and fun! Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Agape meets from September 14, 2022 – May 17, 2023

Care Packages for College Students

Connection and support doesn’t end once our students go to college! Sign up to receive care packages throughout the school year.

Faith Milestones

We value the spiritual growth of our children and youth.  Whether it’s learning about worship, the bible, fundamental Christian beliefs or participating in sacraments, our main priority is providing faith formation opportunities that are welcoming, supportive and nurturing.
Faith Milestones are introduced throughout the traditional school year and include an instructional class. Faith Milestones do not require a separate registration. Our Youth Ministry Team has developed the following schedule:
      • Welcome to Worship – Baby, Wobbler & Toddler (Birth – age 3), Fall
      • Beginner Bibles – 3 year olds, September
      • Lord’s Prayer – Kindergarten, November
      • 10 Commandments – 1st grade, January
      • Apostle’s Creed – 2nd grade, February
      • Student Bibles – 3rd grade, January
      • First Communion – 4th grade, March
      • Luther’s Small Catechism – 5th grade, October
      • Confirmation Bibles – 6th grade, September 
      • Confirmation – 9th grade, October
      • Senior-led Worship – 12th grade, May