First Lutheran Church
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Fairfield, Iowa

Youth Ministry

 

 

Confirmation (6th - 8th Grade)

1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

 

First’s Confirmation Ministry is an educational opportunity that is a part of the process of formation in faith for youth. These classes offer a chance to look at scripture, doctrine and practices of the church that are a part of the life of a Christian. Here at First, confirmation is offered in a three year curriculum starting in 6th grade. At the conclusion of the three years, the community celebrates a service of Affirmation of Baptism in which the 8th grade confirmation students stand before the congregation and publicly affirm the promises made at their baptism.

 

The confirmation curriculum covers the following:

 

Year A

·         Reformation History

·         Holy Communion

·         Holy Baptism

Year B

·         Lord’s Prayer

·         10 Commandments

·         Apostles’ Creed

Year C

·         Bible: Old and New Testaments

 

Confirmation meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. starting in September and ending in May each year. Opportunities for gathering together in fellowship are also planned including lock-ins, community service activities and angel tree shopping.

 


 

Lutheran Lakeside Bible Camp

 

First Lutheran church participates in the camp ministry at Lutheran Lakeside Bible Camp in Spirit Lake IA. We encourage each of our confirmation students to attend camp at least one summer during their confirmation years. This week long retreat brings confirmation students together, along with their pastors and youth directors, for fun activities, worship and bible study.

 

We also send mission teams to Lutheran Lakeside to volunteer with camp maintenance and improvements. 

 


 

High School Youth (9th - 12th Grade)

 

At First we are looking for new ways to include the high school youth in the ministry of our congregation. Many of our youth take part in worship ministries such as worship assistants, communion assistants and singing in the choir. There are also opportunities to take part in activities hosted by the Southeastern Iowa Synod such as mission trips and weekend youth gatherings and the ELCA Youth Gathering. Contact the church office for the latest information on these events. 

 


 

ELCA National Youth Gathering

 

Every 3 years, the ELCA hosts a national youth gathering. This is an opportunity for approximately 35,000 youth to participate in worship, service and discipleship together. In 2015, the ELCA Youth Gathering took place in Detroit, MI. The next Youth Gathering is in Houston, TX, June 27-July 1, 2018. The Gathering is for youth entering 9, 10, 11 and 12 in the fall of 2018.

 

  


 

Scholarships

 

Scholarships are available from FLC for both recent and non-recent high school graduates. To apply for a scholarship please contact the church office.