Youth & Family

Faith formation, leadership development, service projects, vibrant youth and family ministry – yes, Saint Luke has it and you are invited!  For details and further questions, contact Youth and Family Coordinator, Liz Garifo,  Director of Children’s Ministry,  Melissa Groen.

The mission? To equip young people, families, and parents, to live every day as disciples of Jesus Christ.  Young people and young families are the church NOW, and equal disciples of Christ.  We seek to nurture them, challenge them, and help them discern God’s voice in each moment of their lives.

The care? We treat all young people as children of God who have differing gifts and styles of learning. We welcome all youth and their families who are not presently part of a faith community

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LEARNING includes:

SPLASH – baptism nurture for infants to 3 yrs.

Sunday School beginning with age 3

First Communion instruction

Super Sunday (Confirmation)

Senior High Sunday morning Bible Study, retreats, discussion groups, celebrating,  seeking and service!

SERVICE includes:

Work camp opportunities

Leadership opportunities with various programs

Tent Troupe drama tour

Worship assistants on Sunday morning

Volunteering for the Sunday Afternoon Hospitality program (homeless ministry)

and so much more!

WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP includes:

Regular children’s sermons

Youth leadership in worship

Lock-ins

Family activities

Summer camps

Synodical outings and events

PARENT SUPPORT includes:

Parent 411 gatherings (regular part of Wednesday Night Alive)

Numerous resources and referrals

Discussion and support groups

Volunteer opportunities

FURTHER OUTREACH:

Pastoral presence, care and support

Lutheran/Christian college fairs and referrals

Scholarship availability

Crisis counseling and referral/follow-up

Youth and Family Ministry Committee leadership