Sunday School - 6th through 8th Grade
9:30 AM each Sunday
In working with middle school students, class leaders touch on relevant life experiences. There is always an in-depth conversation about the life of the youth. Their time each week is spent in conversations, praying, and helping each other grow in Christ.
Wednesday Nights: 7th & 8th grade; 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Catechism is for youth in seventh and eighth grade. Our program is designed to prepare students for the Rite of Affirmation of Baptism and to help them grow in knowledge, understanding, and a relationship with Jesus Christ and God’s people. We baptize babies as parents promise to raise their children to know and love Jesus. Catechism instructs young people in that understanding. Affirmation of Baptism (also called Confirmation) is their response when they say, “I believe.”
This meaningful program combines worship, learning events, outreach, service, and fellowship to strengthen the fundamental Biblical principles and teachings based on Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, including the Lord’s Prayer, Ten Commandments, Apostles’ Creed, the Sacraments, and other faith topics.
Students deepen their knowledge and relationships and make a positive impact in their homes, communities, and the world. Students are challenged to live their faith through service to others. Students are also called to understand Christianity as a way of life, not just a set of beliefs.
The first-year class for seventh graders, The Life of Christ, explores who Jesus is, what he did, and his teachings. The second year class for eighth graders, The Bible for Today: The Lives of Paul and Luther, examines the Acts of the Apostles, the teachings of the Apostle Paul, and the basic teachings of the Lutheran tradition.
The seventh grade class begins the week after the Bellville Street Fair on Wednesday September 20th from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, and the classes are every Wednesday night, except for holiday weeks, until May 30th.
Multi-Congregation Middle School Youth Retreat
In early spring, we meet with other youth from area churches for a spring Catechism retreat. We spend time learning God’s word with each other, making crafts, sharing meals together, and taking hikes.
Unite the Valley
Unite the Valley is a community youth group made up of all the local churches joining together to team up and offer events for middle school and high school students.