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 (NEW THIS YEAR) WEEKLY 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 starting with a snack or a meal (on 2nd Sundays) provided by  parents. Fellowship, frivolity, focus time, stories of celebration and challenge about blessing others in the community and the world are all components of our time together. BRIDGE GATHERINGS will be located at TRINITY. Meeting on SUNDAY nights from 7-8:00pm (except the 2nd Sunday of each month when we meet from 6-8pm to accommodate the meal time. Parents: There will be opportunities to sign up for meal/snack support on the Connection sheets in September.

DATES FOR BRIDGE GATHERINGS for the 2019-2020 school year

  • September 8, 15, 22, 29
  • October 6, 13, 20 (no Bridge on 27th- Amazing Race, see below)
  • November 3, 10, 17 (no Bridge on 24th- Mr Rodgers Event, see below)
  • December 1, 8, 1
  • January 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • March 1, 8

HUDDLES are a time to gather and learn to use the life shape discipleship tools (Kairos Circle, Leadership Square, Up-IN-Out Triangle, Lord's Prayer Hexagon, Five-fold Ministry Pentagon etc.) Together we dig into God's word as we examine the life of Jesus and His call to follow Him as disciples. Huddle members integrate these "life shape" tools into our lives, following Jesus' example. We listen to what God is saying to us and encourage and challenge one another to follow through and act on what God is saying to us. Huddles will be formed for any interested youth on an on-going basis.

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 from August-March of each year

  • Aug 16: 80's movie night 7-10:30pm
  • Sept 15: Registration due for Big Stuf (June 2020) $150 DEPOSIT
  • Sept 29: God's Work Our Hands Service Day 12-5pm
  • Oct 26-27; Amazing Race: The Halloween Edition
  • Nov 24: Mr Rodgers Movie/Help the Helpers
  • Dec 27-28: Winter Retreat
  • Jan 11: Urban "Dip"
  • Feb 7: Night to Shine (Special Persons Prom)
  • Mar 14: Casino Party w a Purpose

Summer 2020: (Summer Trip team meetings: March 15, April 26, May 17)

  • June 14-24 2020: Big Stuf Beach Camp/Discipleship Conference (June 14-20) Atlanta Mission/Immersion Add-on (June 20-24)
  • July 13-17 2020:  Mt Adventure Week- Ouray

For more details on upcoming 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. We meet from noon-2pm at Trinity. 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 Jackson and Heather Twesme. 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 2019-20 school year

  • September 8
  • October 27
  • November 17
  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 1

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 17: Elitch Gardens
  • Sept 29: Fun with Furry Friends 
  • Oct 11-12: Fall Lock-In
  • November 2: Battlefield Colorado 
  • Dec 1: Winter Fun Day
  • Jan 24-25: Pizza Party Lock-In
  • Feb 2: Soup-er Bowl Food Drive
  • Mar 14: Casino Extravaganza
  • April 18: Hiking for Jesus
For more details on any event see the NEWS section on the home page

Grocery Certificate

2018-19 Youth Activity Release Form