Students in grades 6 through 12 are an important part of our church family. We offer a variety of ways for students to learn and use the gifts that God has blessed them with on a regular basis.
Middle School Ministry (Cornerstone, Grades 6-8)
Confirmation classes walk students in Grades 7 and 8 through the core beliefs of the Christian church. The topics include Prayer, Baptism, The Lord’s Supper, Forgiveness of Sins, The 10 Commandments and the Apostle’s Creed. Students are divided into small groups by age and gender, and paired with an adult small group leader. Each night includes a small group game, large group teaching and small group discussion. Confirmation classes meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. during the school year. For more about the importance of Confirmation or to register your student, contact Jason Christ, Director of Middle School Ministries.
Events for Students (Remix)
Students in Grades 6 – 8 participate in events together. Some are service projects, others are focused on building relationships through games and activities. During the summer, we encourage students to participate in Vacation Bible School. More information about our 2019-2020 schedule will be available in August.
There are education hour classes for students in grade 6 and another for students in grades 7 and 8. Classes take place in the lower level beneath the Worship Center.
High School Ministry (Crossroads, Grades 9-12)
Students play games, hang out with peers and get away from the pressures of the day while also digging into God’s Word. Some weeks are more focused on building relationships through games and activities and other weeks are more focused on exploring the Bible around a relevant topic. There are also evenings that focus entirely on a service project in order to connect with the greater family of God at First Trinity. Our goal is to have one youth group activity a month and one local service project a month. Dates change so be sure to check the Crossroads Calendar!
Throughout the year there are opportunities for students to gather for other events such as retreats, Service projects, overnight events, and more.
BaseCamp is our program for high school students on Sunday mornings. It is geared toward students who already know Christ in some way and need encouragement and support to grow in their relationship with Christ and share Him with those around them (though all are welcome!). Students will have opportunity to worship together, play together, pray together, study God’s Word together, share life together, and more. They will be encouraged to watch for God at work in their lives and be challenged each week to live out their faith away from the church building. Three times a year for six weeks at a time students will connect in small groups for these discussions. At least one month a year they get to experience the adult classes to build intergenerational relationships and help students feel and become a part of the larger congregation.
Summer Trips and Missions
Summer trips are of great importance in student ministry. We see time and time again that getting away for a week from “everyday life” has enormous spiritual and relational impact that continues throughout the year. Whenever possible, we aim to have the summer trip connect with the themes for that year, or use them as a launch into topics of the coming year. Because of that, we will rotate between Workcamp mission trips, team building experiences and weeks focused on spiritual growth through worship, Bible study, and fellowship.
This year students in Grades 8-12 can attend Workcamp 2020 in Reading, PA from July 11-19, 2020.