Our saying here at Calvary is, "it's just a phase don't miss it" and our approach to youth ministry is centered around maximizing every chapter of kids lives. We do this by concentrating on 5 different 'Phases' separated by age. This page focuses specifically on what we call Phase 4 (8th-9th Grade). Below you will find information regarding various opportunities and events that occur throughout the year.
Vacation Bible School
COMING July 18-22 | 9am-12pm
Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God's awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an annual summer event we hold for kids to learn more about and grow in their faith. Each year there is an exciting and engaging new theme and cast of characters. No two years are exactly the same but each and every year it is an impactful experience for children both from Calvary and from the community. All are welcome! Please contact us below via email if you have any questions.
Contact: Youth & Family
EXTEND Youth Group
8th - 12th Grade
A group that gathers for events and fellowship throughout the year such as retreats, movie nights, bonfires, service projects, camps, and much more! These are fun activities youth are always encouraged to invite their friends to. Please contact us below via email if you have any questions.
Confirmation is a 2+ year ministry that gathers during the school year to intentionally prepare our youth for the journey towards celebrating their Affirmation of Baptism. We do this together through many experiences both inside and outside of the walls of Calvary. Over the 2+ years, students will study: the Ten Commandments, Lord's prayer, Apostles' Creed, Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, as well as the Lutheran identity and specific topics associated with Calvary, its ministries and its philosophy of the Spiritual Growth Pathway. The Affirmation of Baptism celebration then happens in the fall of the student's 10th grade year. As always, these age frames are suggested; if you have a youth who is older and would like to engage, please contact a pastor to make that happen. Please contact us below via email if you have any questions.
Voice of Truth Mission Trip
June 19-23, 2022
Voice of Truth is a local, overnight, week-long summer opportunity for youth and young adults to live out their faith by being the hands and feet of Jesus in surrounding communities. This is a unique experience for people of all ages with a balance of faith formation, service projects, and activities. This is a great starter mission experience, and is recommended particularly for youth 6th-9th grade. Please contact us below via email if you have any questions.
8th Grade Bibles
In the fall, students receive their 4th new church given Bible that is then intended to stay with them into their adult faith journey. The Bibles are given along with a special blessing during worship at the beginning of Confirmation Ministry each year. Please contact us below via email if you have any questions.
We view this milestone of Baptism as an entrance into God's family and a significant step in the formation of a living and eternal relationship with Jesus at any phase or age of life. You do not need to be a member of Calvary to celebrate Baptism here with us. By way of preparation, we offer pre-baptismal sessions that allow you to meet personally with our pastors, learning more about what Baptism means and the lifetime of support that Calvary offers. Please contact us below via email if you have any questions.