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Youth Ministry

Youth ministry at Grace exists so that youth KNOW Christ, GROW as disciples, and GO out as missionaries and leaders in His Kingdom. Our goal is to ignite a generation for Christ! Throughout their time in Grace's youth ministry, youth will experience biblical teaching and community in the form of large group teaching, small groups, service projects, summer retreats, and fellowship events! 

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Youth Discipleship: 6th-8th Grade

Youth Discipleship Ministry is a time of continued learning and growth in our faith. Youth will learn the grace of God found in Christ, what God’s Word says for our lives today, what we believe and why it matters, and what does it mean to live as a disciples of Jesus Christ. At the end of these three years, the confirmation celebration service is a reaffirmation of the promise that God made to you in baptism!

Youth Discipleship Ministry is offered at two different times. Youth who are enrolled at Grace Lutheran School will be taking it during the day. Youth who attend one of our area schools will be taking Youth Discipleship Ministry on Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30. Classes are taught by Christine Young, our Director of Student Ministry. We are here for the sake of your youth’s continued growth as a disciple of Christ.

Sunday Night Schedule 

5:30 - 6:15 PM Large group teaching

6:15 - 7:00 PM Small group discussion

7:00 - 7:30 PM Fun and fellowship in Youth Room

Small Groups: 9th- 12th Grade

Grace offers high school small groups that continue faith and leadership development throughout the high school years! These small groups will serve together, have fun together, and study the Word of God together. The majority of these small groups meet on Sunday nights at the church, although other times and locations may be available. 

Generate Summer Retreat: Entering 6th - 12th grade

Every year, our youth head to the Lake of the Ozarks, MO for the Generate Youth Retreat. Usually held in late July, this retreat is a week of life-changing spiritual growth! Youth are led through Bible studies, prayer sessions, personal devotions, and worship. They also get to enjoy talent shows, dodgeball tournaments, cave exploring, high ropes course, paintball, swimming, canoeing, campfires, and hiking! 

Please contact Christine Young, our Director of Student Ministry at studentmin@grace-connect.org if you have questions or are interested in learning more about youth ministry at Grace (discipleship ministry, small groups, or the Generate retreat). 

National Youth Gathering: Entering 9th - 12th grade


Registration Due: November 1st. CLICK HERE for printable form. Contact Christine Young at studentmin@grace-connect.org with questions. CLICK HERE for Adult Leader Application.

Helpful Links


Important Dates for Youth Discipleship Ministry 2019

Registration Letter

Enrollment Form

Emergency Information Form

Church Involvement Form

Parent - Youth Confirmand Covenant

Parent Volunteer Form

Parent Meeting 2019

A Bit About Myself Form

Youth Discipleship Ministry Fee Statement

Youth Discipleship Handbook 

for youth & Parents

Faith Story

Memory Work 2018-2019 (All Grades) [annually, 15 passages]

Service Project Form [annually, need at least 10 hours]

Worship Report [annually, need at least 20]



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