BLAZE Youth Group meets for an hour at the church each Tuesday night from 7-8:30 pm for fun, fellowship and learning - some music, Bible study, and prayer.
In the Summer, we head on our Servant Trips and Camp Retreats to Rainbow Trail or Sky Ranch, to experience faith on the mountain. In the Winter we often head on ski trips together. Our Youth Ministry and Servant Trips are made possible by fundraisers we put on throughout the year.
Youth & Family Ministry
Families are always invited and encouraged to attend all church events together. There are also several events designed specifically with families in mind. These are great ways to spend time together as a family, bond with your children and share your faith with your them. Some of the events include movie nights throughout the year and family camp in the summer. Everyone in the congregation is invited to these events as well -
everyone is family at Christ Lutheran Church.
Confirmation is a two-year program for our 7th and 8th graders to learn and grow in their faith. It consists of a mix of large and small group sessions led by our faithful adult group leaders each Wednesday from 7-8:30pm.
Students are also expected to participate in service events throughout the year, sign up to acolyte during worship services on Saturday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, take Pew Views (ie; worship notes), and meet with an adult mentor volunteer during the season of Lent leading up to Easter. We also attend a fun Confirmation retreat at one of our camps in the Fall, and our 8th graders attend a retreat to finalize our teaching before being confirmed in May.
We use Here We Stand Confirmation curriculum from Augsburg-Fortress,
which has proven to be very effective the past few years.
Dynamite! is a fun ministry that gets your 4th, 5th, or 6th grader plugged into our Christ Lutheran family. We meet in the Fellowship Hall from 5-6:30 pm the second Sunday of each month September through April. Evenings start with a family meal together, then the kids break into either Devotional Time, a Bible Blitz, or a Craft Activity and Fun Games. We do service events together throughout the year as well.
The more relationships your children have at Christ Lutheran, the more our church becomes a familiar and encouraging place that feels like home for them.
In the Faith Stepping Stones ministry, it is not a race, but a journey of developing one's spiritual life and relationships. These fulfilling group sessions for youth and adults alike, celebrate each step in this Incarnational relationship ministry.
WARNING... The resulting relationships that materialize with your participation in the Faith Stepping Stones ministry are not superficial. Building relationships with God, our peers, and people of different ages gives us not only new perspectives, but also peace, love, and hope.
Has your child shown an interest in receiving Holy Communion? Then this class is for them... and YOU! We ask that you, as your child's parent or guardian, attend this learning opportunity alongside your child. Enjoy a lunch together, and learn about why we do Holy Communion, its origin and why it's important to our faith journey. We also bake our communion bread to have and to share during our first communion worship.
Introduce your youth to the fulfillment of the Bible! We invite youth and parents, who both can read pretty well, to join our First Bible class to receive instruction on how to use and navigate through the Bible with ease.
First Bible Class meets in the Springtime.
Watch for announcements about the 2021 class!
We welcome and celebrate one and all to be baptized in the name of our Lord! To help familiarize you with what Baptism is and why it is such an important step in your, or your child's, journey in Christ, we ask that you attend a class with one of our pastors. This class will cover the Baptism Ceremony and a Baptism Bible Study.
Reach out to the church office today to schedule your class with one of our pastors. During your class, you'll work with your pastor to select the service of your choice to present and be presented to the congregation for Baptism.