Youth Groups

Elementary: Grade 1-5
During this age, we focus on building relationships with one another, kids and adults alike, so that as our youth grows into our middle and high school programs, the work of creating relationships and knowing each other has been solidified, and we can start to dig deeper into their faith and how it is intertwined with their life.  
Middle School: Grade 6-9
7th and 8th graders at Grace are part of our two-year Confirmation program. Each month there are fellowship events offered to create relationships with each other, with friends, and with Christ. This group learns how their faith is working in their life – real life application! 
High School: Grade 9-12 
Grace high school youth will have monthly youth group meetings for homework, fellowship, and faith formation! We are looking for families to host our monthly high school youth group dinners for 2020

Family Ministry
Family Ministry is an important part of ministry at any church and makes a large impact on the faith of both the youth and the parents. Part of youth ministry includes family ministry. Parents are with their kids more than any other person including youth directors, friends, and teachers. Parents are influential in shaping their youth’s faith. Parents are invited and encouraged to volunteer with G.R.A.C.E. Place, become Youth Group leaders, or join our Christian Ed team!

Grace families can also participate in an annual Family Mission Trip each summer.
Events, Retreats, and Service Trips
Summer Leadership Camp
Middle and High School youth are invited to a leadership camp this summer! Focusing on your leadership skills, advocacy, and theology all intertwining! Please email Kelsey if you are interested! More info to come!
Bear Creek Camp Family Service Trip
ELCA 2021 Youth Gathering
July 24th – 28th, 2022

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Youth Gathering takes place every three years. It is coming up on that time again! July 24th – 28th, 2022 1 we will join 35,000 – 40,000 other Lutheran youth and adults in Minneapolis, MN. The theme is “Boundless: God Beyond Measure.” This will be Grace’s ninth Youth Gathering, dating back to 1997; which included 113 youth and adults from Grace. The Gathering welcomes youth who are in 8th through 12th grade in the fall of 2021.

This is a spiritually uplifting and renewing event; a life changer. This winter through spring we will have informational parent and youth meetings. Meetings

Sunday, August 29th, 12pm, in social hall
Sunday, October 3rd, 12pm, in social hall

*Registration forms and registration fee of $350.00 are due on October 3rd and are non-refundable.*


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