Confirmation  (7th and 8th Grades)

Confirmation is an exciting time for a child because it is an important milestone in their lives.  Confirmation is a time for youth to learn more about their faith in order to claim the baptismal promises for themselves that were made for them as a child.  Youth learn more in depth about the Trinity, the Bible, and the Lutheran faith.  Our Confirmation is a three year ministry where the 7th and 8th graders attend weekly classes, and 9th graders continue their confirmation with a year of faith integration.  Classes are held on Wednesday nights from September until May. 

If you would like more information, or to enroll your child, contact Jon Wendt or Pastor Jeanette.

Service Opportunities

Youth in grades 7th and 8th are encouraged to participate in many service opportunities as they live out their faith lives.  Here at First, youth can be seen helping with worship by ushering, reading, acolyting, and as communion assistants.  During the week, youth can be found helping with Vacation Bible School, Kids For Christ, Camp Counseling, Fundraisers, 507 events, the Banquet, Love Inc., and other service events put on by the church. 

Along with these opportunities, youth have plenty of time for fellowship through the monthly events.  Events such as lasertag, lock-ins, bowling, haunted houses, LifeLight, skiing, tubing, and many others.  Youth are also encouraged to participate in Youth Team (which meets on the second Tuesday of each month), where they will plan events for their fellow church members.

Summer Adventure Trip

Each year, the incoming 6th grade class as well as the 7th and 8th grade class are invited to participate in an Adventure trip.  This trip is designed to give the youth a chance to experience God's creation in a different way, and challenge them in ways they did not think were possible.  Together, they will overcome the obstacles, and grow in their relationships with fellow church family members.  We do a three year rotation between Canoing down a river, Hiking amongst the Badland Mountains, and Horseback Riding across the open plains.  This is open to all youth and their age-appropriate friends. 

For more information about the Adventure trip, or any youth event, contact Jon Wendt, Youth and Family Minister.


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