Youth Ministry

We believe that our youth are one of the hubs of transformation within our church and community. We begin by building community and connection amongst our Middle and High School Youth and then incorporate the challenge to grow in their journey as disciples who make disciples and the commission to go out and be the Kingdom in the world. Read on to see exactly what that looks like in the every day practices of our Youth Ministry.

High School

We embrace and nurture a discipleship culture within our youth program which finds our high school ministry branching out from monthly or semi-monthly EVENING large group gatherings ("youth group" time, called BRIDGE GATHERINGS. "BRIDGE" is the metaphor we use for the THING connecting us to God, each other and the community/world.Get it?!

BRIDGE GATHERINGS include time for UP, IN and OUT including a meal (provided by a team of parents) fellowship, frivolity, worship, stories of celebration and a time to focus on blessing others in the community and the world. BRIDGE GATHERINGS will be located at TRINITY. Meeting on SUNDAY nights from 6-8:00pm. Parents: There will be opportunities to sign up to host a dinner on the Connection sheets in late August.

DATES FOR BRIDGE GATHERINGS for the 2016-2017 school year

  • September 25
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 4
  • January 29
  • February 26 

New huddle leaders are being recruited and trained so that we can kick off our new HUDDLES at the top of 2017. Check back here soon for the latest details.(Huddles are discipleship groups led by adults who are in the process of following after other disciples and are committed to investing in teens who want to learn what it means to follow Jesus.)

We seek balance of UP (worship/relationship with Father) IN (relationship with those in our communities) and OUT (mission and outreach) not only within our individual lives, but within the whole of our youth ministry and congregation. If our BRIDGE GATHERING and HUDDLE ministries represent UP and IN, then our OIKOS and MISSIONAL events represent the IN and OUT focus that draw us into ever deeper UP relationship.

YOUTH OIKOS ("extended family", fellowship and community) events will be scheduled monthly beginning in August.

  • Aug. 28: Battlefield Colorado (Outdoor Laser Tag) and dinner @ the world famous FARGO'S 
  • Sept. 10/11: "Jesus Says" Retreat @ Laforet
  • Oct. 21-23: AMAZING RACE
  • Dec. 21: Advent Lock-in and Caroling
  • Jan. 14-16: Urban Plunge
  • Feb. 12: Beloved Dinner 
  • Mar. 19: Casino Extravaganza

Summer 2017: (Team meetings in March, April and May)

  • City Immersion/Mission Trip (to NYC or Chicago)- Likely June 18-24
  • 3rd Annual Mountain Adventure Week - Likely July 10-15

For more details on any events, see the NEWS section on home page.




Middle School

Our Middle School youth, grades 6th-8th, are encouraged to be an integral part of the life of the Kingdom of God here and and beyond. We seek to walk alongside our middle school youth in this important stage of life.  On the "educational" side of things we offer a relevant confirmation ministry which provides them with some rootedness in our Lutheran tradition as well as providing them with some practical opportunities for integrated faith in everything they do!  For more information see CONFIRMATION on the EDUCATION page or speak with Sandy.    

PINNACLE:

Pinnacle is our monthly "youth group" gathering time.  You can always expect a great parent-provided meal, a fun game or two, some large group faith teaching, and some small group "huddle" time.  Pinnacle's adult leadership is provided by Tyg and his long-time side kick, Angela Otis.  An important discipleship component of Pinnacle is that we have a great leadership group of high school and young adult leaders.  We firmly believe that we are called to make disciples who can make disciples.  Our teens are invested in the lives of the younger youth as they pass on the faith investment that was made in their lives! Pinnacle fosters both our UP relationship of loving God and our IN relationship of loving each other. 

DATES FOR PINNACLE for the 2016-2017 school year

  • September 18
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • January 8
  • February 12
  • March 5 

YOUTH OIKOS ("extended family," fellowship and community...Middle school style!)

Each month during the school year we usually have an event that fosters both the OUT relationship of loving the world and our IN relationship of loving each other.  These are a great place to connect with other students, hang out with caring adults, integrate your discipleship beyond "church," and the best place to invite friends! 

  • Aug. 10: Back to School Lock-In
  • Sept. 9/10: "Jesus Says" Retreat @ Laforet
  • Oct. 23: Battlefield Colorado
  • Dec. 9: Reindeer Games
  • Jan. 29: Faith interview Day
  • Feb. 24: Worship Experience
  • Mar. 19: Casino Extravaganza
For more details on any event see the NEWS section on the home page

Grocery Certificate

Youth Forms

Youth - Activity Release Adults & Children Youth - Activity Release Adults & Children