High School Ministries
We here at King of Kings believe that growing in faith is a lifelong journey. It’s a journey that starts when we enter into formal education in Pre-K and winds its way through Middle School, High School and beyond.
9th Grade Orientation is Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. Click here to register for 9th Grade Road Through Confirmation.
Connection groups offer deeper relationships and a more in-depth look at topics that students are interested in and help select. There are 2 options available for 9th grade connection groups:
- Meet 3x/month in small connection groups made up of 9th grade students and a couple adult leaders, based on days and times that their schedules allow. Groups, with the help of their leaders, will choose what to study each week from a library of curriculum.
- Participate weekly (2-4x/month) in Sunday Night Refuel which includes a large group component and small group breakouts of students in 9th-12th grade and adult leaders. Topics are set for the year with the help of the Jr./Sr. Small Group.
NOTE: Students and families will be able to choose their connection group through a sign-up genius link sent out to registered families on August 22nd. Registered students who have not already chosen a group by September 10th will be placed into a group by staff.
Mentoring is an opportunity for students to learn from others how to share about your faith and dig into faith topics by helping to bring the conversation home. 9th Grade Students are expected to find a mentor to walk with them on the road through Confirmation that will participate two different ways:
- Have 1 conversation each month (October through April). Conversation topics and questions are provided each month that last approx. 20-30 minutes, and can be completed either in person or by phone/facetime.
- Attend 2 workshops together during the year. Workshops must be attended in person either with your mentor or a parent/guardian.
- Option 1: What is Confirmation? – November 4, 1-3pm
- Learn about what we do on Confirmation weekend, the promises that are made during Confirmation, and what being confirmed means for your faith journey. You and your mentor/parent will also have the opportunity to share and discuss what confirmation means to you. We encourage participants in this workshop to join us to witness a Confirmation Service (Oct. 27 or 28) either in person or via live stream.
- Option 2: Science & Faith – February 10, 1-3pm
- If you’ve ever wondered if you can believe in science and God, this is the workshop for you. We’re talking about how your belief and understanding of God can be expanded by scientific findings, and wondering together about what God might be up to in our natural world.
- Option 3: Loss & Grief – April 14, 1-3pm
- We are all unfortunately affected by loss and grief, whether through the death of a loved one or significant life changes. Acknowledging that, we talk about what to do and how to talk to someone who is going through loss, what happens when someone dies, and how we cope with grief in our lives.
- Option 1: What is Confirmation? – November 4, 1-3pm
Students will also attend one of two weekend retreats offered during the year and the cost of the retreat is included in the registration fee. Retreats offer a longer timeframe to explore what we’ve learned about God and our faith, and give us the opportunity to get out of our comfort zones to meet new people, have fun, and think more deeply about what we believe.
- Option 1: 9th Grade Only – November 16-18, 2018
Theme: What do I believe? This weekend we’ll be talking about what you value, how you see God working in your life and the world, and what your experiences mean for your faith.
- Option 2: High School Retreat (9th-12th Grade) – February 2-3, 2019
Theme: Be Different. This weekend we’ll be talking about what it means to follow Christ in High School and how the 10 commandments make sense today.
- October 29/30, 2016
- October 28/29, 2017
- October 27/28, 2018
- October 26/27, 2019
- Current Group: Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Kelsey’s house.
Each year, King of Kings grants one-time financial scholarships to incoming undergraduates who are qualified and deserving applicants attending a four-year college or university affiliated with the ELCA. For details and to download an application please click on the link below,or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. For a full list of ELCA colleges and universities and more information about them, visit https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Leadership/Colleges-and-Universities.
Application deadline is May 2nd, 2018.
- Student Leadership Team – Organizes high school events, does outreach to new middle school and high school students at King of Kings events and retreats, and assists with leading portions of Sunday Night Refuel. Meets 2x/month on Sundays at 5:30pm. Contact Kelsey.
- Children, Student, and Family (CSF) Team – Adults and students make up this team that works with CSF Staff to give input on faith formation opportunities at King of Kings directed towards those in the first third of life. Team meets 6x/year on first Monday at 6:30pm. Contact Kelsey.
- High School Connection Group Leaders & Assistants – Students are partnered together or with another adult to help guide conversations with 9th grade and High School connection groups. Contact Kelsey.
Leadership Personality Assessment
Talents and Performance Activity
Godly Leadership 9th Grade Workshop Make Up
Loss & Grief Workshop
Loss & Grief 9th Grade Workshop Make Up
9th Grade Retreat
9th Grade Retreat Make Up
Lutheran Colleges and Universities
- If you are looking into a private liberal arts school, consider a Lutheran Campus! Kelsey would love to get your more information and help connect you with a college campus experience that supports your faith growth.
Connect With Us
Please call or email if you have questions, concerns or would like more details!
High School/Young Adult Coordinator