Youth ministry at Grace exists so that youth KNOW Christ, GROW as disciples, and GO out as missionaries and leaders in His Kingdom. Our goal is to ignite a generation for Christ! Throughout their time in Grace's youth ministry, youth will experience biblical teaching and community in the form of large group teaching, small groups, service projects, summer retreats, and fellowship events!
Youth Discipleship: 6th-8th Grade
Youth Discipleship Ministry is a time of continued learning and growth in our faith. Youth will learn the grace of God found in Christ, what God’s Word says for our lives today, what we believe and why it matters, and what does it mean to live as a disciples of Jesus Christ. At the end of these three years, the confirmation celebration service is a reaffirmation of the promise that God made to you in baptism!
Youth Discipleship Ministry is offered at two different times. Youth who are enrolled at Grace Lutheran School will be taking it during the day. Youth who attend one of our area schools will be taking Youth Discipleship Ministry on Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30. Classes are taught by Pastor Howard or DCE intern Christine Young. We are here for the sake of your youth’s continued growth as a disciple of Christ.
Sunday Night Schedule
5:30 - 6:15 PM Large group teaching
6:15 - 7:00 PM Small group discussion
7:00 - 7:30 PM Fun and fellowship in Youth Room
Small Groups: 9th- 12th Grade
Grace offers high school small groups that continue faith and leadership development throughout the high school years! These small groups will serve together, have fun together, and study the Word of God together. The majority of these small groups meet on Sunday nights at the church, although other times and locations may be available.
Generate Summer Retreat: Entering 6th - 12th grade
July 22-26, 2019
Every year, our youth head to the Lake of the Ozarks, MO for the Generate Youth Retreat. Usually held in late July, this retreat is a week of life-changing spiritual growth! Youth are led through Bible studies, prayer sessions, personal devotions, and worship. They also get to enjoy talent shows, dodgeball tournaments, cave exploring, high ropes course, paintball, swimming, canoeing, campfires, and hiking!
Please contact Pastor Joel Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or DCE Intern Christine Young at email@example.com if you have questions or are interested in learning more about youth ministry at Grace (discipleship ministry, small groups, or the Generate retreat).
National Youth Gathering: Entering 9th - 12th grade
for youth & Parents
Memory Work 2018-2019 (All Grades) [annually, 15 passages]
Service Project Form [annually, need at least 10 hours]
Worship Report [annually, need at least 20]