Youth — Grades 6-12

Welcome to the youth page of Emmanuel Lutheran Church! We’re really glad you’re here checking it out.

Students, families, and volunteer mentors are experiencing this journey of faith together. Visitors are welcome to join in the fun! We’ve heard all of the excuses for teenagers not wanting to get plugged into anything church related – “It’s boring . . . it’s irrelevant . . . all the people who go to church are not cool.” We’ve designed an engaging ministry for students that emphasize relationships with peers, with mentors, and with God. We’re pursuing spiritual maturity together as disciples of Jesus. We hope this site helps you get an understanding of what the Youth Ministry at Emmanuel is all about, but really you’ve just got to come out and experience it.

ADDICTED 2 JESUS MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE LIVING FOR JESUS

  • Summer Mission Trip to Dayton
  • Jr. High School LCMS District Youth Gathering
  • Bi-Weekly Sunday evening Confirmation Program for the family (September – May)
  • Monthly activities, service events, and more
  • Sunday School at 9:45 am

BEYOND BELIEF — HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKING THEIR FAITH BEYOND BELIEF

  • Summer Mission Trip (recent trips include: Zambia; Pawleys Island, SC; Appalachia)
  • Annual conferences and retreats
  • Monthly activities, Bible study, service events and more
  • Sunday School at 9:45 am
  • Guys’ and Girls’ Groups

At ELC we believe that the family is the primary former of faith. We strive to equip and resource families with what they need to play the role God has given to them. At ELC we believe that families with Jr. and Sr. High Youth that are part of an intergenerational Connection Group, build meaningful relationships with adults as additional spiritual mentors other than their parents. In addition to the adults in their Connection Group, the team of Youth Ministry adult volunteers acts as additional spiritual mentors in the lives of students.

Contact Person:  Seth Illich, Manager of Youth and Young Adult Discipleship  (sillich@emmanuellc.org)