Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

Youth Group shooting hoops with Pastor DaveOur Youth Group ministry continues the relational model developed in FaithBuilders with several adult faith mentors meeting with the youth. The group typically meets twice a month between Labor Day and Memorial Day from 5:30-7:35 p.m. for an opportunity to Explore our Faith that is a mix of large and small group activities. There is no set curriculum – the content is determined by the interests of the group. There are periodic serve and play opportunities as well.

In addition to the meetings during the school year, Resurrection has a history of a three-year rotation of summer youth trips – each with an intentional focus:

  • the ELCA Youth Gathering;
  • a mission and service trip;
  • a pilgrimage and outdoor expedition.

For more information about the Youth Group, contact our Director of Youth & Children’s Ministries.

Winter Retreat

Each winter the FaithBuilders and Youth Group gather for a weekend of spiritual renewal, fellowship, and fun activities. Past weekend trips have included staying at Pretty Lake Camp and skiing near Kalamazoo, Michigan; staying at Camp Allendale and zip-lining near Trafalgar, Indiana. Our goal is for our youth to develop relationships with peers and faith mentors in a relaxed setting. Either weekend includes a movie with discussion, a youth-planned and led worship service, time for playing games, biblical discussion, and interacting with the faith mentors on the trip.

Summer Activities

Vacation Bible School Jr. Youth Mentor

A week in early June (Monday-Friday)

Do you like playing fun games with others? Do you enjoy singing camp songs? Are you willing to be a friend to younger children? Are you capable of making some crafts? Do you have a desire to serve God? If you said “yes” to these questions, we need YOU! We’ve got a fun way for you to grow in your faith and discipleship skills this summer by serving as a junior faith mentor for VBS. Join the VBS Team for an awesome week at Resurrection from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday.

Youth who register as VBS junior faith mentor must attend the VBS equipping event that takes place the week before VBS.
Youth Group attends the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit

Summer Youth Group Trip

The summer travel rotation for the next three years is:

  • 2016 – Missional service trip to the Appalachia Service Project in Johnson County TN for a week of painting houses, building wheelchair ramps, and more
  • 2017 – Pilgrimage trip. Hiking, canoeing, and kayaking along the shores of Michigan.
  • 2018 – ELCA Youth Gathering, Houston, TX (June 27-July 1, 2018)