Youth Ministries

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Online Sermon NotesClick here to fill out sermon notes online!

Sunday Worship RolesClick here to sign up to usher, greet, and acolyte!

Summer Youth Trips - Click here for details and registration.

About Our Youth Ministry

Gethsemane’s youth ministries are open to all teens interested in deepening their Christian faith and forming a supportive community with their peers. The heart of our ministry’s success is caring volunteers and eager support from the rest of the congregation.

7th – 9th Grade Confirmation Ministry

Our three-year Confirmation Ministry begins in 7th grade, meeting Wednesday nights from 6:30 – 8 PM, September – mid-May. Small groups of five to seven students led by adult and senior high volunteers meet to share their stories and discuss each week’s Bible lesson. Sunday mornings students take turns assisting in worship. Each year includes retreats, lock-ins, fellowship opportunities, and servant events.

Each summer, students are invited to attend a Lutheran camp together:

Senior High Ministry

Our senior high youth are invited to be part of youth group, Journey, and explore how they would like to deepen their faith. Youth are encouraged to be active participants and leaders throughout the church in various roles, from teaching Sunday School to serving on church council. We’ve been annually sending a teen as a voting delegate to our ELCA Synod Assembly. Each spring our teens team up to lead an entire Sunday worship service. We offer retreats and summer trips for high school students as well!

Scholarship Help for Programs

Cost should never be an obstacle to participating in powerful faith experiences. Youth and their families are encouraged to participate in a number of congregational fundraisers through-out the year to offset camp costs.