Youth Ministries (5th - 12th grades)
Interim Student Ministry Coordinator: Jennifer Larsen

Youth Ministry and Activities

Stay Connected with Jr and Sr High student events via text messages!  

-Text FIREJRHIGH to 84576 for grades 5-8 announcements

-Text BLAZESRHIGH to 84576 for High School announcements

Education Hour Wednesday Evenings. Education Hour Sunday Morning.
Participate monthly in Fire - Jr High Students on Sundays. BLAZE -Sr High Students on Sunday Evenings.
Confirmation on Sunday Morning at 9:15. Small Groups on Wednesday Evenings.

Nursery, Midweek, and Small Groups (Jr. High, Sr. High, and Adult C3—Christ Centered Connections) resume on Wednesday, January 3rd, at 6:30pm.

5th-8th Grade Small Group Bible Studies!  We will be working through the Revolution Bible Study series.  

"The world says to live for today. Jesus declares we can live forever.  The world insists we look out for ourselves.  Jesus answers with encouragement to love others.  The world stresses a lonely life.  Jesus points to a life full of purpose.  As we follow Christ, We experience a transformation that changes everything.  Like a camera on a family vacation, Revolution captures those real-life moments when students are angry, guilty, worried, or full of doubts.  Revolution also presents practical and Biblical responses to each of those issues.  Students will hear Biblical truth and God’s love on each episode of Revolution.”  See you tonight from 6:30-8:00 in the basement!

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY:  Our eighth grade confirmands will make a personal public confession of faith through the rite of confirmation on Sunday, April 15, during the 10:30 service.  We pray God’s richest blessings on these 16 young people as they grow in their faith in Jesus Christ.

Confirmation instruction is moving to our Sunday morning education hour (9:15 – 10:15 a.m.) starting January 7th.  

Confirmation resumes on Sundays, starting this Sunday, January 7.   Below are the grades, teachers, and room assignments.

                5th Grade – Pam Williams – Basement #101

                6th Grade – Lisa Chapman – Basement #100

                7th Grade – Eva LaFerney & Lisa Lisec – Upstairs Library

                8th Grade – Pastor Jon – Conference Room

High School Sunday School will begin meeting in the Youth Room on Sunday mornings THIS Sunday.  Reminder: High School Sunday School (and all of Sunday School) begins at 9:15am.

BLAZE KARAOKE NIGHT!!!  All 9th-12th grade youth, join us tonight, March 18, from 6:00-8:00 for a night of Karaoke, devotions and refreshments.  The DJ’s are already preparing a great selection of music, so don’t miss it! If you have any questions, contact Jenn Larsen.

BLAZE Rummage Sale is coming soon! If you have items that you would like to donate, please consider donating them for our annual rummage sale.  We will be collecting items on Sunday, April 29th from 12pm-4pm in the FLC.  Mark your calendars for our sale on May 4, 5, & 6!  All proceeds from the rummage sale will go to help cover the cost of LVR for our youth, as well as future mission trips and youth gatherings. If you have questions please contact Jenn Larsen.

LVR 2018 Registration Is Open!!!

LVR registration is now open for students who are 8th-12th graders this school year. The registration is online.  Your registration is complete, and your spot saved, when your form has been submitted online and you have turned your $100 non-refundable deposit into Jennifer Larsen or Pam Williams. Deposits will not be accepted after April 15.  The balance for the trip is due May 1.  At this time the balance is $375, however, this does not take into account the fundraising that will be applied. 


*Please note that you and your student will need to attend one of the three informational meetings listed on the flyer that is attached.

Here is the link to the online forms:

You will be filling out:

-Health Form

-Liability Waiver


-Covenant Agreement

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me:

Jenn Larsen

The Paul Preisinger Scholarship Fund For Pastoral Candidates, INC. was established seventeen years ago to encourage the men of the Kansas City North, Central and South Circuits of the LC-MS to enter the ministry by providing financial assistance for their schooling.  As of this time, the Paul Preisinger Scholarship awarded a total of $96,750 to pastoral candidates.  Many loving gifts and memorials have made, and continue to make, this scholarship possible.  If you or anyone you know is interested in applying for a Paul Preisinger Scholarship for Pastoral Candidates, please contact Michele Preisinger at or 913-667-3051. 

Save the Dates for these Fundraisers!

2018 Calendars & Notepads – NOW!  The supply is limited this year!

Rummage Sale 5/4-5/5