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 Wednesday Evening at 6:30
Advent/Lent schedule varies.
Small Groups on Wednesday Evenings.

SAVE THE DATE!  The Confirmation Parents’ Meeting will be August 29 at 6:30 pm.  This is for the parents of students who will be in 5th through 8th grade this fall.  Please call the church office if you will be unable to attend.

Confirmation, Midweek, and Small Group classes begin Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m.

High School Youth meets in the Youth Room:

Sunday mornings at 9:15am

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm. 

FIRE News:

BLAZE invites FIRE for Combo Event! January 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm in the FLC. Join us for games, food, devotion and fun! Don’t miss it!


  • BLAZE will get together Sunday (today) at the Heckers at 3:30 to watch the Eagles vs. the Saints.
  • Saturday, February 9th at 7pm is the Blaze Youth Annual Trivia Night. Our theme this year is Board Games. Whether its Scrabble, Monopoly or Chutes and Ladders we will give you a Clue to test the your knowledge of popular board games. Gather a table of 8, $20 a person includes an all you can eat hot appetizer and cold ice cream buffet. Take a Risk, and sink a Battleship when you decorate your own table with a board game theme. The winning table will have a Monopoly on a fabulous snack and dessert basket that will make Candy Land blush. Reserve your table now by using email link.

BLAZE Youth Group is currently looking for members of the congregation to sponsor youth for the National Youth Gathering trip this summer. We would like to thank the twelve families who have signed up as sponsors. We still have 6 youth who need sponsors. Here is what is involved:

-It is $100 to be a sponsor.

-You are invited to join your youth for one of the NYG Bible Studies before we leave for the gathering.

-You will receive notes each day from your youth while we are at NYG.

-You will be invited to attend a special reception with your youth when we return to hear all about their experience at the gathering.

We are looking forward to the opportunity to share this experience with you.  Please consider becoming a sponsor. If you are interested, please talk to Lisa Smith, Jenn Larsen or Pam Williams.


BLAZE fundraising for the 2019 summer trip to the National Youth Gathering (NYG) has begun! Why so much fundraising? Last year our trip to LVR cost $465 per youth without fundraising; this year will be about the same. NYG is held every three years.  This summer our trip to NYG, which is in Minneapolis this year, is $1,105 per youth without fundraising. That is a total cost of about $1,570 per youth for summer trips. For NYG this year, we already have 18 students signed up! Both of these trips are life-changing experiences that bring our youth closer in their relationship with our Savior. We strive to make these valuable Christian experiences manageable for families to afford. We have a variety of different fundraisers to provide our congregation ways to support our youth and families. Please consider supporting our fundraisers!


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.