Youth Ministry  |  Grades 6-12

 

Join us September 18 as we kick off another year of amazing Wednesday Night Youth. 

Register HERE or at the table in the entry. 

 


Youth RetreatFall Retreat


Inviting all students in grades 6-12 to join us for a weekend of faith, fun and friendship October 4-6 at Spring Lake Lodge in Rosemount. Registration Form and $25 due by Sunday, September 29.


In our Welcome Families Booklet, learn about our goals, milestones and program for youth and children. The last page includes the 2019-20 schedule for Children's Sunday School and Wednesday Night Youth.



Children, Youth & Family Ministry Goals

 

Family of Christ seeks to be a grace filled family of God, living the gospel through faith, love and compassion. One of our core values is youth; we create an environment where the young and young at heart can learn and be supported on their faith journeys (Matthew 13:31-32).

 

As children and teens participate at church from birth through high school graduation, our hoped for outcomes—that align with our church values—for what they know, experience, and live out include:

  • Faith | Youth will learn faith foundations through integration of scripture stories, Christian Lutheran tradition, and experience with the communities they are part of.
  • Acceptance | Each youth knows they and all people are created in God’s image and that is good, and they begin to live into who they are created to be.
  • Meaningful Relationships | Each youth experiences being part of a family of God and a family of the world in which all people matter.
  • Impact | Youth will grow in their faith by having opportunities to share and integrate their faith through action understanding they are someone who can make a difference in this world.
  • Love | Each youth understands they and all people are loved and beloved children of God, and there is nothing they or anyone can do to lose the love of God. They believe “Jesus loves me” and “God loves you”.
  • Youth | Children and teens will experience an environment where they can honestly bring their true selves and be loved as the children of God they are.

 


 

Wednesday Night Youth

 

Wednesday Night Youth meets mid-September through early May. The evening schedule is:

  • 6:00-6:30 | Meal for students and volunteers.
  • Confirm not Conform6:30-7:40 | Confirmation for grades 6-9 uses Confirm, Not Conform Lutheran curriculum. Confirmation provides a safe place for youth to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express their doubts, and to discover what they truly believe.
  • During 7:25-7:40 all students participate in a group activity that changes week to week but could include worship, game, snack and hang out, or a spiritual practice.
  • youth group7:25-8:30 | High School Youth Group for grades 9-12 focuses on integrating faith into our unique identity, connecting with others in a safe environment, and learning what it means to be people of faith.

 


 

Children, Youth & Family Ministry Milestones


Birth: Baptism
Age 3: Entering Sunday School
Grade 1: Communion
Grade 3: Receiving Bible
Grade 6: Entering Youth Group
Grades 9: Confirmation
Grade 9-12: Mission Trip
Graduation


 

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