Middle School Youth Programming

We believe we were created for love, to know God and be transformed by God so that we may give love away with life-changing influence. We choose to live in community together with peers and adults who are thoughtful, authentic, and born to change the world. Through life together, youth will experience a variety of opportunities to grow deep in learning and love, while reaching out wide impacting their world and beyond.

Wednesday Evenings

6th to 8th Graders

5:30-6:30 pm – Dinner: Optional, but encouraged.
6:30 pm – Confirmation begins at Water’s Edge in Worship: Attend with families and small groups.
The core teaching of the evening will be heard in worship—this is key for the night.
7:15-8pm – Small groups: Discuss the core teaching with mentors and peers.

Throughout the year we will have periodic large group opportunities as well—times to play, do service work, make connections and grow community with all the other confirmation students.

Summer Mission Trip

This year we’ll be taking our Middle School Youth to Kansas City, MO for our annual Summer Mission Trip.  Sign up to day for the early bird rate and for an incredible experience for your middle school child to serve others make new friends and grow in their faith together.    

Middle School Mission Trip to Kansas City, MO – July 22-27

About Kansas City:

Kansas City is an amazingly diverse city made up of dozens and dozens of unique neighborhoods full of culture and opportunity. We are committed to serve this great city in ways that support and build up our partners in their unique contexts.

You may find yourself serving in a meal site or at a food pantry.  You may be a part of a team that does outreach to men and women who are homeless. You may join in the fun and energy of ministry with kids in a summer program.

Gloria Dei Auction – February 24, 2018.

The Auction is our annual church-wide fundraiser to help offset the cost of the Summer Trips for Middle and High School Youth. In past years the auction has helped bring approx. $295 per participant.  Every participant wanting to receive auction proceeds towards their trip, must donate an auction item, and volunteer/participate with auction prep and the event to qualify for proceeds and attend our auction meeting. We also need donations from our congregation, as well as attendees!

Release Form

Some middle school programming requires a Youth Release Form. Please download the form and return the completed form to the church.