Youth

“Building relationships in Christ to develop and strengthen faithful followers for life.”

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

We’re more than a youth group—we’re a community of students, parents and leaders, who are passionate about serving God, helping others, and making a difference in peoples lives!

Youth News

Bible Study Opportunities:

Upcoming Events:

  • Jr High LifeGroup      Sunday 9:15a  @ The Youth House
    • Led by Randall & Shannon Cline
  • Sr High LifeGroup     Sunday 9:15a  @ The Teachers Lounge
    • Led by Ken Moretz & Darel Reese

Looking for an opportunity to serve?

Check out a few of the ways you can help in Youth Ministry below:
• Lead a devotional topic
• Help with Sunday morning small groups
• Prepare meals for events
• Pray for our students
• Purchase items from our Amazon list

Youth Director

2025  LCMS National Youth Gathering - Endure

The 2025 LCMS National Youth Gathering, titled "Endure," is a five-day event scheduled to take place from July 19-23 in New Orleans, LA. This event, organized every three years since 1980 by the LCMS Youth Ministry, provides thousands of young people and adults an opportunity to come together as a community of God's people. The main aim is to encourage participants in their walk with Jesus Christ, learn about the Christian faith, and affirm their Lutheran identity. In addition to the event days, the preparation process is also an integral part of the Gathering, allowing young people and supportive adults to encourage each other in their baptismal identity, equipping them for vocational service and giving them a vision of the vastness of Christ’s Church.

Open to current 7th through 11th grade students, this year's theme is "Endure", based on Hebrews 12: 1-3. Experience faith growth through Bible studies, sessions, and mass events in New Orleans, LA from July 19-23, 2025.

For further information or any inquiries, please contact Randall Cline.

  • 2/28                        4p-6:30p                 Midweek Lenten Meals
    Jr & Sr High students, join us the next four Wednesdays as we serve our congregation and community by preparing and serving a meal before the Wednesday Lenten services.
  • 2/29                        6p-7p                         LCMS National Youth Gathering Informational Meeting
    Join us for an informational meeting on February 29th @ 6pm in the Conference Room about the 2025 LCMS National Youth Gathering! Open to current 7th through 11th grade students, this year's theme is "Endure", based on Hebrews 12: 1-3. Experience faith growth through Bible studies, sessions, and mass events in New Orleans, LA from July 19-23, 2025.
  • 3/3                           12p-2p                      Chili Cookoff and Dessert Auction
    Join us after worship for our annual Chili Cookoff and Dessert Auction. Enter your best chili or just come to be a judge. Then bid on your favorite dessert at our dessert auction. Sign-up your best chili or dessert by clicking the button below.
  • 3/6                          4p-6:30p                 Midweek Lenten Meals
    Jr & Sr High students, join us the next three Wednesdays as we serve our congregation and community by preparing and serving a meal before the Wednesday Lenten services.
  • 3/10                        12p-3p                      Jr High Youth Event
    Jr High students, join us in The Youth House after the 10:30 am worship service for lunch, fun games, and a thought-provoking devotion. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with other Jr High students and grow in your faith.
  • 3/10                        5p-8p                         Sr High Youth Event
    Sr High students, join us in The Youth House for an evening of relaxation, tasty food, and a thought-provoking devotion on God’s design for relationships. This is a fantastic chance to connect with fellow high school students and deepen your spiritual journey.
  • 3/17                        12p-1p                      Confirmation - Unit 5 Check-in
    Confirmation students and their families will meet in the sanctuary immediately after the 10:30 am worship service for the Confirmation Unit 5 Check-in.
  • 3/17                        5p-8p                         Sr High Youth Event
    Sr High students, join us in The Youth House for an evening of relaxation, tasty food, and a thought-provoking devotion on God’s design for relationships. This is a fantastic chance to connect with fellow high school students and deepen your spiritual journey.
  • 3/23                        9a-5p                         Outdoor Adventure Group
    Join us for a light breakfast before hiking Summit Trail & Luther Rock, a moderate 5-mile loop trail near West Jefferson, NC. For more information and/or to sign-up, click on the button below. 
  • 4/12-14                                                       SED Jr High Youth Gathering  "The Uprising"                                                                                   ***Sign-up by March 10th***
    Calling all Jr High students! Join us as we travel to Williamsburg, Va, for this year's SED Jr High Youth Gathering "The Uprising," based on Colossians 3:1-3. Registration closes March 10. For more information and/or to sign-up, click on the button below.
  • 7/14-20                                                       Camp Linn Haven - Middle School Week                                                                                            ***Sign-up Closes March 15th Due To Limited Space*** 
    Have a fun summer camp experience while growing in your faith and forming life-long friendships. Open to rising 6-8th graders. For more information and/or to sign-up, click on the button below.
  • 7/21-27                                                       Camp Linn Haven - Teen Servant Week                                                                                                ***Sign-up Closes March 15th Due To Limited Space***
    Serve the community of Western North Carolina with service projects based at Camp Linn Haven. Signups on first come first serve basis due to limited space. For more information and/or to sign-up, click on the button below.

Confirmation 

Confirmation is part of a lifelong journey of faith, where students grow in confidence, competence, and conviction as faithful followers for life. Confirmands are even given the privilege of publicly confessing and confirming their baptismal faith and identity as a child of God before the congregation.

If you are seeking more about how and when to embark on this journey of confirmation, check out our “Confirmation” page by clicking the LEARN MORE button below.