Students

Connecting Students to Jesus

In Student Ministry, we seek to connect 5th - 12th grade students to the extraordinary life found in Jesus, through ministry designed for their specific age group. Student Ministry at Faith offers: Fusion 56, The Landing, Confirmation, First Communion Instruction, and student mission trips. These ministries have unique dynamics, ranging from creative games to awesome worship; along with teaching God’s Word and opportunities for large and small group discussion. The consistent thread for the students is showing them what it means to be a disciple of Jesus who makes disciples wherever they live, work, and play.

TRIVIA NIGHT

April 27 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Faith is holding its annual Student Ministry Trivia Night to help raise funds for student mission trips. The cost is $200/table (8 people) or $25/person. This is an alcohol free event. Soda, water, and popcorn will be provided. Bring a snack to share at your table.

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Student Mission Trips

Middle School Trips

 

St. Trinity Lutheran
July 16 - 19
St. Louis, MO
Cost: *$300/student
($50 deposit)

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Middle school servants will serve in a variety of ways in the Carondelet Park neighborhood throughout the trip. Projects include homeless outreach, helping host a day camp for under privileged children, and other projects that equip partnering organizations to share God’s Word. The morning will consist of more physical projects such as light construction or painting. The afternoon will consist of projects that help the students experience ministry in new ways. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due March 15. Registration cost includes housing, meals, daily training, staff lead devotions and worship time, project planning and leading, a t-shirt, and water bottle. *Up to 2/3 of the cost may be covered by fundraising. Download trip pdf.

Gordonville
July 23 - July 26
Gordonville, MO
Cost: *$150/student
($50 deposit)

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Faith Student Ministry is partnering with Christ Lutheran in Gordonville, MO. Students will have the opportunity to build relationships with local residents and to serve them. Students who attend this trip will develop a heart for the poor and disadvantaged; love connecting with students from the host church and community; learn to enjoy working alongside local ministries in reaching their communities; grow in their faith while sharing God's love with others. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due March 15. Registration cost includes housing, meals, daily devotions and worship time, project planning and leading, a t-shirt, and water bottle. *Up to 2/3 of the cost may be covered by fundraising. Download trip pdf.



High School Trips

 

Houston Harvey Relief Trip
July 8 - 13
Salem Lutheran, Tomball, TX
Cost: *$555/student ($50 deposit)

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We’re headed south to work with  Salem Lutheran in Tomball, TX (Former Faith Student Ministry Coordinator Ben Marsh's church) to provide disaster relief in Southeast Texas for communities still struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due March 15. Registration cost includes transportation, housing, meals, a Houston Harvey relief t-shirt, and all activities and projects. Students should bring their own work supplies and have at a minimum: work gloves, safety glasses, multiple N95 NIOSH approved masks, long sleeved pants and shirts, and work boots or close-toed shoes. Must be 14 years by July 8 and completed 8th grade. *Up to 2/3 of the cost may be covered by fundraising. Download trip pdf.

Project Awestruck
July 9 - 15
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN
Cost: *$375/student ($50 deposit)

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Awestruck is a service project and a music festival (featuring Jordan Feliz) that aims to make an impact on the Indianapolis community by utilizing youth groups as they grow into a community focused on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Serve, laugh, learn, laugh some more, and worship God in an intense jam-packed week that will transform your life. A non-refundable $50 deposit is due March 15. Registration cost includes transportation, housing, meals, a t-shirt, all activities and an Awestruck Festival ticket. Must be 14 years by July 8 and completed 8th grade. *Up to 2/3 of the cost may be covered by fundraising. Download trip pdf.

STUDENT SUNDAY PROGRAMS

Faith's Student Ministry seeks to strengthen student's gospel-centered foundation through learning and studying the Word of God. We further hope to help students grow in a deeper relationship with each other, ministry leaders and volunteers, and God. Each student gathering slightly differs at each campus, but they all have the same mission.



We offer FUSION 56 for all 5th and 6th grade students each Sunday during specific worship times. These students will have the opportunity to connect with other students while learning about their faith through fantastic worship, games, and discussion. We hope to FUSE God's word with each student's life.


 

 

7th - 12th grade students from both campuses have the opportunity to join The Landing Sunday evenings from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Hangar at Faith - Oakville. Students can come together to eat, play games, hang out with friends, worship, and hear God's Word. The focus of each Sunday alternates each week, with the first week focusing on Student Life Groups and the next on worship. There are also special events held throughout the year. Come check it out and bring a friend!

 

STUDENT CLASSES

Faith seeks to build and strengthen all student's Gospel knowledge and to help with their spiritual maturity. This includes preparing them to partake in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Class availabilty and schedule between campuses may vary.

Student Starting Point


Student Starting Point is offered to all 7th – 8th grade students at Oakville and 7th - 12th grade students at Columbia. Our confirmation process requires students to both attend our Student Starting Point class and also attend Chill Camp, our confirmation retreat offered in the winter. Student Starting Point covers the basics of our Christian faith as understood by Lutherans, and Chill Camp allows for the confirmands to get connected with the other students as they learn, worship, and have fun together over the course of a weekend.

Student Starting Point meets one night per week for 10 weeks and is offered twice each year. There are also two confirmation services each year. In preparation for the confirmation service, after completing Student Starting Point, each student will select a Bible verse and then write and deliver a confirmation testimony at the service. Chill Camp is offered once per year, but students have the option to attend either session of Student Starting Point. Two options allow families to decide when they can best commit to the process.

Next sessions of Student Starting Point to be determined. 



Communion Instruction
Class

 

Oakville Campus
Sunday, April 15
12 - 3 p.m. | Lunch provided
Multi-Purpose Room in the Hangar

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This Communion Instruction Class is for 6th grade students or older. All participants MUST attend this instruction class with at least one parent present. After the class, students will be able to accept communion on Sunday mornings.