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.

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 Youth Group-All Incoming 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Graders:

FIRE Junior High Youth Group will be meeting at Kathy & Gregg Tebbenkamp’s home on Sunday, October 21st from 5:00pm-7:00pm for games, devotion, and campfire with hot dogs and s’mores!

BLAZE Youth Group- All Incoming 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Graders:

BLAZE fundraising for the 2019 summer trips to Lutheran Valley Retreat (LVR) and 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!

GOT TRASH? WE’VE GOT BAGS FOR YOU! BLAZE Youth Group is selling trash bags & yard bags to raise funds for summer trips to LVR & NYG. BLAZE receives $2.75-$3.05 for each roll we sell. Sales will go through October 28, and bags will be delivered on November 7. Questions--ask Marsha Lampe or Jenn Larsen.

BLAZE Retreat at Tall Oaks is coming up October 26-28th! Please turn in your paperwork and $45 to Jenn Larsen or Pam Williams soon.


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.