Join a Youth Group!

Through our three youth groups, we help school-aged children connect with peers and adult leaders, and build a solid faith foundation. Plus, everyone has a lot of fun!

Sparks (4th and 5th Grade)

The earlier young people develop friendships within the church, the more likely they are to stay committed and grow in their faith. That’s the philosophy behind Sparks, our 4th and 5th grade youth group, which meets regularly for fun and fellowship during the school year. We typically meet once a month for a fellowship activity or service project, and a devotional. It is so important to connect students early with the Christian Gospel and a community of fellow believers.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, May 5, 12:00-1:30 pm

Join us for the final youth group of the year! We’re going to have some fun in the water outside, so be sure to wear appropriate clothing and bring a towel! We will do a short Bible study about Ananias and Sapphira. Ice cream sandwiches will be enjoyed!

CrossFire (6th and 7th Grade)

Upcoming Events:

SoulFire(9th-12th Grade)

This group meets about twice a month. We spend our time in high-energy fellowship and strive to provide a come-as-you-are, safe and welcoming atmosphere where students can gather with fellow Christians, have fun and be nourished in their walk with Christ. We are fully aware that it is difficult to be faithful as a young adult in our culture today, so we work to equip and encourage our students. Our goal in whatever we do — service projects, Bible studies, fellowship events, hanging out — is to relish in our God-given gift of faith and grow together in Christ.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, May 19 6:00pm-8:00pm

Join us as we discuss “Why is it so awkward to talk about Jesus with my friends?” and enjoy an ice cream bar with all the toppings! That’s not the most exciting thing though. For the first time ever, youth are going to have to ESCAPE THE YOUTH ROOM! Yes, a homemade escape room in a place you know well. Or do you?

Sunday, June 2 6:00pm-8:00pm

8th Grader’s are invited to this event! Join us for our last regular youth group before summer! We’ll be serving up hot dogs, hamburgers and some yummy sides. We will recognize our seniors and send them off with love. We will also welcome the graduating 8th grade class! We’ll play some yard games and challenge one another in mafia. Be sure to bring a lawn chair.

Youth Summer Opportunities


Ropes Retreat
July 19-21, 2024
Open to tall youth currently in grades 8-12.
Register by Sunday, June 2.

LCMS Youth Gathering
July 19-23, 2025
Open to youth currently in grades 7-11 & adult leaders.
Register by Sunday, August 25.

Registration forms for both events are at the Purpose Place and can be returned to DCE Jan’s mailbox.