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.

Confirmation Discussion Meeting – Parents of students who will be in confirmation in the fall (those who will be in 5th through 8th grade in the 2018-2019 school year) are invited to a discussion meeting on Wednesday, May 23, at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary (it is not necessary for the students to attend). The Pastors will present some information on how Sunday morning confirmation went this last semester and will want your feedback. Your input will be critical and helpful to the Pastors and the Elders as they make plans for the new school year. There will be plenty of time for open discussion, and a survey will also be gathered at the end of the meeting. The survey will be made available to families that are not able to be present at the meeting. Watch for more information concerning access to the survey.

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.  

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

Lutheran Valley Retreat Waitlist: At this time we have filled all of BSLC’s available spots for LVR in June. We are, however, taking names for a waitlist in case any other spots become available after April 15th. All that is necessary to be placed on the waitlist is to fill out the registration materials online. No deposit is necessary to be placed on the waitlist. Here is the link to the LVR Registration.

Registered for LVR? The remainder of your fee will be due May 1. At this time the remainder due is $375; however, this does not take into account the fundraising that will be applied later. Scholarships are also available. If you have any questions or would like a scholarship form, please contact Jenn Larsen.  Please also remember that all students and parents are required to attend one of the following orientations:

April 29 @ 6pm: Lord of Life, Leawood

May 2 @ 7pm: Trinity, Shawnee Campus

May 6 @ 6pm: Christ, Overland Park

Save the date! BLAZE High School Youth, we are preparing plans for our Kansas City Week of Service, July 16-20. Cost will be $50. We are very excited about this opportunity! More details coming soon!!!

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.

Save the date! BLAZE High School Youth, we are preparing plans for our Kansas City Week of Service, July 16-20. Cost will be $50. We are very excited about this opportunity! More details coming soon!!!

La Saviour: Thank you so much to everyone who attended La Saviour, as well as to all of those whose hard work made the evening possible.  The BLAZE Youth would like to thank you for helping us raise $969.87 toward our trip to the Lutheran Valley Retreat in Colorado, as well as to future mission trips and youth gatherings!

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.