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.  

Ongoing Events:  These event run from September through May.

  • Sunday Morning Faith Talk from 10:30-11:15
  • Open Youth Room: Wednesdays after school (do homework, hang out, etc.)
  • Confirmation for grades 7-9:  Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm

Upcoming Special Events for 2017-2018:


2017 Summer Canoe Trip:

Two Choices for this Summer:

BWCAW Canoe Trip     Mon, July 31st - Thurs, August 3rd                                       

State Park Camping/CanoeTrip:      Tues, July 18 - Thurs, July 20

Cost: $20 deposit due now, fundraisers will be used to fund the remainder

Next Planning Meeting for trip:  Sunday, June 11 or 18 at 10:15

Fall Events

  • Confirmation Orientation:  Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30pm
  • Crop Walk for Hunger:  Sunday, October 8th at 3:00
  • Confirmation Day:  Sunday, Ocotober 29 at the 9:00 worship
  • Synod Middle School Youth Gathering:  November 17-18, 2017 at Cragun’s in Brainerd.  This is an AWESOME event for junior high youth!  For grades 7-9. 
  • Advent Festival:  Sunday, Dec. 10th at 11:15 am in the Activities Center
  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser:  Sunday, Dec. 17 following the SS Christmas Program (noon).


Winter Events


  • Youth Lock-In:  Sunday, January 21st (No School on Monday)
  • Valentine Dinner Fundraiser:  Sunday, February 11th at 6pm, set up at 3pm.
  • MS Blast Winter Retreat:  February 23-25th at Camp Onomia, for grades 7-9.
  • Lenten Soup Supper Fundraiser:  Wednesday from February 14-March 21 in place of Simple Supper.
  • Cardia Deo:  Senior High Gathering:  March 3-5 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


  • Easter Breakfast Fundraiser:  Sunday, April 1st between services. 
  • 30-Hour Famine/Lock-In:  TBA.  This event is held in conjunction with Grace and Immanual Lutheran youth.  We will raise money against hunger and poverty in the world. 
  • Spring Ring Reception Fundraiser:  Sunday, May 6th at 6:00 pm
  • Graduation Sunday:  Sunday, June 3rd


Young Disciples Summer 2018 Synod Journey to the ELCA Youth Gathering

If you are currently in grades 8-12 you are eligible to attend the Synod Journey and ELCA Youth Gathering  next summer.  If you have a German student who is going on the German Trip that summer, we have arranged a German Journey to the Youth Gathering, led by Pastor Dean!  (On your German Trip application, please request a deviation to Houston, Texas on June 27th).  

 Aluminum Can Drive 

Thank you to those who are still bringing in aluminum cans for our can drive!  This ongoing collection brings in funds for our youth events.  Cans may be placed in the bin located in the lower level elevator area.  (Please do not leave them in the youth room, as the bags can leak.)  Thank you for supporting our youth!

Help Sponsor our Compassion Child
 If your family would like to sponsor our Compassion Child for a month this year, please sign up on the bulletin board.  Josue is from Nicaragua, and our monthly donations of $38 ensures that he eats healthy meals and is able to attend school.  Contact Susan for more information.