Young Disciples

Young Disciples

 (Ministry for youth in grades 7-12)

The Young Disciples program follows the Marks of Discipleship:  

pray, study, worship, invite, encourage, serve and give.  

Each event or program is geared towards helping youth grow in these areas, 

from confirmation class and faith study, to mission and fellowship events.  

2019-2020 Ongoing Events


  • Youth Night Activities:  Wednesday nights at 7:30 in the fellowship hall.  We will be doing a different activity each night:  service projects, youth activity planning, worship, and Peer Ministry Training. 
  • Youth Choir:  We will sing in church twice a year and meet a few times leading up to the date.

Fall Events

  • Highway Clean Up Service Project:  Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30, followed by Root Beer Floats!
  • Mental Health and Faith Speaker:  Sunday, Sept. 15th at 1:30 at Grace Lutheran.
  • Agape Concert at First Lutheran in Hinckley:  Meet at church at 6:30 on Wednesday, Sept. 25.  We will return around 8:80. 
  • Peer Ministry Training:  Sunday, Sept. 29th from noon to 7pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.
  • Mental Health and Youth Speaker:  Sunday, Oct. 27th at 1:30 Calvary. 
  • Scary Movie Night:  Wednesday, Oct. 30st at 6:30.  This year’s movie is “The Others.”
  • Mental Health and Addiction Speaker:  Sunday, November 17th at 1:30 at Grace. 
  • Blanket Workshop at Camp Onomia:  Wednesday, November 13th.   Meet at church at 5:40. 
  • Synod Middle School Youth Gathering:  November 22-23 or 23-24 at Cragun’s in Brainerd.  This is an AWESOME event for junior high youth!  For grades 7-9.
  • Senior High Advent Retreat at Camp Onomia: December 7-8 (Sat-Sun)
  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser:  Sunday, Dec. 15 following the SS Christmas Program (noon).


Winter Events

  • Snow Tubing at Wild Mountain:  Monday, January 20st (MLK Day)
  • Superbowl Sub Sales:  Sunday, Feb. 2 before and after the annual meeting.
  • Kids Against Hunger Food Packing:  On a Sunday in January or February or March
  • Valentine Dinner Fundraiser:  Sunday, February 16 at 6pm, set up at 3pm.
  • Calvary Lock-In: Sunday, February 16 (after the Valentine Dinner) No school Monday!
  • MS Blast Winter Retreat:  February 21-23th at Camp Onomia, for grades 7-9.
  • Lenten Soup Supper Fundraiser:  Wednesdays from Feb. 26-Apr. 1 (in place of Simple Supper)
  • Cardia Deo:  Senior High Gathering:  February 28 - March 1 at Big Sandy Camp.  The focus of the gathering will be on what it means to be “Called, Gathered, Equipped, and Sent”.  For grades 9-12. 

Spring Events

  • 24-Hour Fast/Lock-In:  April 3-4?  This event is held in conjunction with Grace and Immanuel Lutheran youth.  We will raise money against hunger and poverty in the world. 
  • Easter Breakfast Fundraiser:  Sunday, April 12th between services. 
  • Spring Ring Reception Fundraiser:  Sunday, May 3rd at 6:00 pm
  • Highway Clean Up Service Project:  Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30, followed by Root Beer Floats!

Summer Events

  • Graduation Recognition:  Sunday, May 31st at 9:00 worship
  • Vacation Bible School:  tentatively June 8-12 in the mornings from 9-11:30
  • State Park Canoe Trip: 
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Trip: