Augsburg’s Youth Grow in Faith Through Education, Service, Fellowship and More

Middle and High school youth groups meet on most Sunday evenings for a meal followed by a program. Programs run the gamut from life choices, to bible study, to outreach activities, to fun group-building. Senior youth attend the ELCA national youth event which occurs every three years (next one is 2018). On in-between years, Senior Youth make service oriented mission trips to regional destinations. Middle school students take mission trips every year, the next one is planned for Colorado in 2016.

Youth are invited to participate in three different choirs based on age.

Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade go through Confirmation classes with Emily and the Pastors. Each class takes place for 10 weeks in the Spring for one hour. These classes follow Luther’s Small Catechism including 10 Commandments (6th grade) the Lord’s Prayer (7th grade) and The Apostle’s Creed (8th grade).

Confirmation Includes Campfirmation

Students spend one week at Lutheridge for Campfirmation with Emily and the Pastors the summer after 7th grade and after 8th grade. Other youth and students are encouraged to attend Lutheridge as well.

Program Support

Youth ministries at Augsburg receive programming support from the staff, and the Youth Ministry Committee and nearly twenty youth advisers. Adult members volunteer their time and skills as advisers to both groups. Parents of youth participate as chaperons as needed and provide the evening meals.