Bethlehem Lutheran Church Sun Prairie, WI


CrossFire (Grades 6-8)

Where did we get the name, CrossFire?  Ephesians 6:16 says, “…take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”   We need to keep our faith in Jesus strong, because Satan is trying his best to break us. Our faith, our hope, and our trust in Jesus will remain strong when we stay connected to Him. CrossFire is a place where we know our faith will not be compromised in the activities we do and the friends we maintain. Jesus conquered those flaming arrows for us with his death on the cross and resurrection. We’re gonna live for Him!

This youth group is for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, and meets once a month throughout the school year for fun, fellowship and community service activities.

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Ephesians 6:16)

Confirmation Classes for 7th & 8th Grade Students

Our confirmation program is designed to instruct and engage students with the beliefs of the Lutheran church and highlight the always-present relevancy of God’s Word to our lives. Confirmation years are a process in which students are encouraged and nurtured to take ownership of their faith. For more information, please contact us.

Christmas Party * December 10 * 12:00pm—2:30pm

The CrossFire Christmas Party is set for Sunday, December 10, at church from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Pizza will be provided and we’ll ask parents to provide additional holiday-themed snacks. We will have plenty of Christmas-themed games and activities—and we will do a goofy gift exchange! Bring a small white-elephant gift like something random or wacky that you don’t want around the house anymore. Each student should bring one gift. Friends and family members are more than welcome to join us!

Winter Swimming * January 21 * 12:30pm-2:30pm

Join us on Sunday, January 21, at the Barn for a winter swim, not quite like the polar bear plunge. We are beyond blessed as a church to be able to swim indoors while the winter wind blows and the snow flurries. Lunch will be provided this time around!

CrossFire’s Late Night (Lockin-ish) * February 16 * 6pm-12am

On Friday night, February 16, we will have a CrossFire Late Night (Lockin-ish). Instead of a sleepless, 14-hour all-nighter, we are going to have Concordia students come for late night fun that will begin at 6pm and end by 12am. We will still have all kinds of lock-in type fun but this will enable students to participate even if they have band, basketball, or whatever else the next day.  Plus your kids (and Pastor Steve!) will not be completely lethargic, worthless and sleep their Saturday away.  No cost and friends are welcome!  We only ask that each bring a treat to share—guys bring something salty, girls bring something sweet.