He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
— Micah 6:8

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 at King of Kings is made up of 3 key parts: Connection Groups, Mentoring, and a Retreat. Students are expected to participate in all three components during the year. Confirmation Services for students in 9th Grade during the 2018/2019 school year will be October 26/27, 2019.

9th Grade Orientation is Sunday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. Click here to register for 9th Grade Road Through Confirmation.

Please click here for full details on our 9th Grade program.

Confirmation services at King of Kings take place on the last Saturday/Sunday in October:

  • October 27/28, 2018
  • October 26/27, 2019
Sunday night Refuel gives students in 9th-12th grade the opportunity to connect with other high school students and expand their understanding of the Word and grow in their faith as they navigate their high school years. Sunday nights have a welcoming and fun atmosphere and all high school students are invited to come hang out with friends and be a part of our faith community. Sunday Night Refuel meets in the Youth Room on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. year round.
In order to celebrate and honor this major milestone in both faith and academic spheres, we host a Senior Celebration Dinner for graduating students and their families. The 2018 Senior Celebration Dinner will be held on March 11. Additional details will be sent to families in January 2018. Baccalaureate Services will be held the weekend of May 19 & 20.
As students are preparing for the changes that come with life after high school, we also challenge them to start thinking about and preparing for what all of these changes mean for their faith. Using the Sticky Faith Teen Curriculum, we spend 10+ weeks meeting together during the year to share in our excitement, worries, and faith, so that we can be better equipped to carry faith with us into life after high school.

  • Current Group: Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Room.

College Scholarship

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, email kelsey.battleson@kingofkingswoodbury.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
The application deadline for this upcoming year was May 2, 2018.

9th grade confirmation students have the opportunity to head to Camp Wapo on November 16–18 or February 1–3. The weekend focuses on developing students’ awareness of God and others in their daily lives, and building relational skills for sharing faith and supporting others. Each day is filled with faith talks, games, and fun times with friends. Older high school students (10th-12th grade) also have the opportunity to participate in the retreat on February 1-3, 2019. Please contact Kelsey Battleson for additional details at kelsey.battleson@kingofkingswoodbury.org and watch your email for more details!
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join us for some Christmas themed games, treats & cocoa, and a wrapped white elephant gift exchange—wear your ugliest sweater, come and sing a few carols, and be festive with us! 9th grade connection groups and leaders are invited to join us for the celebration as well.
9th-12th grade students are invited to help deliver Shoeboxes of Love and learn more about the organizations that receive these gifts. Registration will open in December, and spaces are limited. Adult leaders will be needed to assist with transportation and to serve alongside students. Contact Kelsey Battleson at kelsey.battleson@kingofkingswoodbury.org for questions and watch your email for additional information!
7:00–10:00 p.m.
Join us on January 26 as we break out the glow sticks and play some games! We play some big game favorites like Extreme Spoons and Humans vs. Zombies, and learn some new games throughout the night as well. Open to all students in 6th-12th grade. Cost is $5. Registration will open in January and additional details will be sent by email beginning in December!
Along with leadership opportunities in Children’s and Middle School Ministry, High school leaders are invited to participate year round in the following ways:

  • 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.

Godly Leadership Workshop
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.
  • http://www.whygolutheran.org/

Connect With Us

Please call or email if you have questions, concerns or would like more details!

Kelsey Battleson
High School/Young Adult Coordinator

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9th Grade Faith Mentoring Conversation Guide

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the 2018 Houston Gathering