Being a teenager is hard and awkward and brings a lot of unique challenges. But it's also the perfect time to develop a walk with God that will last long after they walk across the stage at graduation. That’s the goal of WILD Students, our student ministry.
We want to prepare and empower middle and high school students by teaching them to understand God's Word and live out their faith. We believe it’s important for students to have a safe, engaging environment to express doubt, explore faith, and experience God.
Each Sunday morning, 6th – 12th grade students meet together upstairs in the youth room. We eat donuts, play games, and talk about how our faith affects our lives in middle and high school. These gatherings are casual, welcoming, and open to any student!
Each month, we like to have fun. We go bowling, watch football, hangout at the park, play random games, and get a little crazy. These events are perfect for meeting other students and developing meaningful relationships. Check out the upcoming events below to find out when our next gathering is!
Each spring, we host a 10-week Confirmation course for 7th – 12th students. During these two and a half months, we meet together weekly for a meal and Bible study. Students are pushed to think about their faith, to discover and define where they are with God. At the end, we host a Confirmation Service where students are celebrated.
Each summer, our middle school students spend a week at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp, where they experience high ropes, white water rafting, and mountain climbing. And, in the midst of all the fun, they grow closer to each other and God. Our high school students go on a week-long mission trip. Over the course of seven days, they serve alongside amazing organizations and learn about the unique challenges found in more-diverse communities.