Young people of Christ Lutheran Church serving within the congregation and the community
We use an intergenerational approach for Youth Ministry. We believe that faith is best passed on to our young people by fully engaging in the life of the entire congregation and by supporting each family. Our youth can regularly be seen helping in worship, serving the homeless, sharing their gifts and talents with the congregation, being cared for by faithful adult Christians, and mentoring younger children in the faith. Our teenagers are known and loved by everyone.
We do have some activities set aside so that they can interact with people their own age. We have Sunday School Classes for the high school and middle school. We have occasional lock-ins, retreats and get-togethers. We are partners with Camp Tomah Shinga, a Lutheran church camp, and our youth are encouraged to attend camp every year (paid for by the congregation). Every three years, our high school students attend the ELCA National Youth Gathering, and we will often take summer mission trips during the in between years. The youth (and their families) put on a wonderful banquet every February that serves as a fundraiser and the congregation really supports them. Our youth are encouraged to fully participate in all of our congregation events, and they often take the lead in our regular service projects like St. Paul’s Breakfast and Sandwich Saturday.