Youth and Family Ministry

The-Answer

The goal of “the answer” is to build relationships with and between youth so they can encounter a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ. If you’d like to learn a bit more about our philosophy of ministry and get a description of our groups, you can check out this Program Description. We have different programs for different ages, “the Way” is for kids in grades 4-6, “the Truth” is for kids in grades 7-8, and “the Life” is for high school youth.

Weekly Opportunities

During the School Year (August-May) our weekly programming includes:

  • Sunday School with classes for children 2yrs-8th grade
  • Wednesday evening ConneXions with dinner and educational opportunities for all ages.
  • Our high school group meets Sunday evening (6-8pm) for fun, fellowship and faith formation.

To get up to speed with all of the exciting opportunities we have planned for the 2017-2018 School year, you can check out our 2017-’18 Youth and Family Calendar that describes “Regularly Scheduled” as well as “Occasional” events, retreats and programs. You can also download, complete and return our annual “Consent/Release Form” so we have your info and your child is ready to participate.

Confirmation

“Confirmation” describes the process and the programming for young people in 7th-9th grade who are learning about their faith. Our Confirmation curriculum includes Sunday School classes as well as Wednesday evening ConneXions class for 7th and 8th graders. We invite 9th graders (who have completed two years) to “Affirm their Baptisms” on Reformation Sunday (the end of October) each year. If you have questions about Confirmation, please don’t hesitate to contact Pastor Adam. You can also get a bit more information HERE.

ELCA Youth Gathering

#ELCAYG2018

Next summer, the ELCA will host its triennial (every three year) Youth Gathering in Houston, TX.  Once again, Pastor Adam will be organizing our group from Hope to participate. All youth currently in grades 8-12 are invited to participate. Please talk with Pastor Adam if you have any questions. Our first TEAM MEETING is scheduled for Sunday, September 10 at 230p in the Conference Room, all interested participants and a parent should plan to attend.

 

To learn more about our Youth ministry program contact Pastor Adam or for information about children’s Sunday School contact Janet Lane, or check us out on Facebook.