“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in
the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
— Colossians 2:6-7

Middle School Ministries

Our goal in Middle school Ministry is to create a community where all are welcome and included. A Place where students can come grow in their faith, and where students can build, grow, and develop relationships.

We invite YOU to come and join us and grow with us!

We believe that our lives are enriched by spending time together in community. One way that we live that out is through monthly fellowship events, where we have time to play together, laugh together, and grow together in faith. These events range from spending the evening together jumping at SkyZone, gathering together to watch a movie on the big screen, and simply hanging out around a bonfire eating s’mores, telling stories and playing games together.
One of the things that Jesus calls us to do is to serve others in our community. We live this out by getting out into the community and serving together. You will often see us at Feed My Starving Children, creating tie blankets for those in need, collecting personal hygiene supplies for Shoeboxes of Love, and many other opportunities throughout the year.

ServeCamp
Every summer students come together for a week dedicated to service. We assist at various non-profit and community organizations in the Woodbury and metro area including food banks, food shelves, packing medical supplies destined for developing nations, as well as a variety of other service organizations. We end our time together with a trip together to Valley Fair to celebrate our week of service.
COST: $130
DATE: August 12-16, 2019

One of the many places we can experience God is in the outdoors and there is no better place to do that than at camp! WE are a partner congregation with Lake Wapogasset Bible Camp in Amery, WI. All middle school students are invited to come spend a week doing bible studies, playing games and having a ton of fun together at camp. Camp is a transformative place and we encourage all of our middle school students to come spend a week at camp at least once!
How do I sign my student up for an event? Always through the website, in fact, here is the link to the registration page.

Can friends come to events? Always! We just ask that a current medical form be on file in the office. If you have questions, just ask Michael!

Are scholarships available? YES! We NEVER want the cost of an event to be a prohibitive factor to students coming to events! If there is a need, please reach out to Michael.

Do you ever need help from parents for events? ALWAYS! There is always a need for more parents to come around and be a part of events! ALL parent’s and adults need to complete a background check prior to the event. If you would like to help out with the life of Middle School Ministry, please contact Michael.

7:00–10:00 p.m.
Bring a snack to share and come hang out in the youth room as we watch a great movie on the big screen! There will also be a chance to play some fun, all church games together with your friends. This event is totally free and registration will be on the website.
12:15-3:30 p.m. Cost: $15
Break out the winter gear it is time to go tubing!! We will meet at church and head over together for an afternoon of tubing. We will meet at church at 12:15 and return as soon as we finish up! Registration will be on the website.
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!
Faith milestones seek to carry out the baptismal promises that are made when each student is baptized and to provide tools to incorporate faith into the daily life of their family. Important faith concepts are taught through parent/student workshops, retreats, worship experiences, and classroom lessons.

6th Grade
Small Catechism (10 Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Apostle’s Creed), Martin Luther, Prayer, and the Structure of the Bible.

7th & 8th Grade

  • Community & Discipleship – What does it mean to be part of a community and what does that mean for me?
  • Stewardship & Service – What does it mean to care for creation and serve others?
  • Faith Project – What do you believe and what do I believe?
  • Confirmation – Where does my faith journey go from here?

JesusCallingForKids

Jesus Calling For Kids This is the book Pastor Liz referenced at REV/Fusion combined worship on January 6th. It’s a wonderful family devotion. It’s short, sweet, easy to understand, and creates space for great dialogue about God, faith, and life. It can be purchased on Amazon or at LifeWay.

We hope these resources will be helpful!

 

Youth Service Bureau helps youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community. www.ysb.net   Check out their Fall Series for Parents with the below topics/dates. All sessions are held from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and cost $5. Register online or pay at the door.
September 24: Tackle School Stress
October 22: Set Limits — and Enforce Them
November 19: Log-on to Social Media

Technology Conversation Guides for Parents
Middle School  Directed at middle school students or those who are just entering the world of social media, this will give you some ideas for how to start a conversation about technology with your student. Whether you want to talk about setting healthy boundaries, safe social media use, or learning how to use certain apps or social media platforms, this guide can help you start the conversation.

High School  Directed at high school students or younger tech savvy students, this will give you some ideas for how to start a conversation about technology with your student. Whether you want to know about what they are doing on their phone all the time, how their friends are using social media, or making them aware of the consequences that come with poor choices later in life (like college and work), this guide can help you start the conversation.

Connect With Us

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

Michael Carmack
Middle School Coordinator
651-289-8029

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7th/8th Grade Retreat


Christmas Program Drama Team Rehearsal Schedule
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Nov. 11: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Nov. 18: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Nov. 25: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Dec. 2: 5:00-6:30 p.m.