Phase 4

Junior High School | 8th-9th Grade

"It's just a phase, don't miss it!" Our approach to youth ministry is centered around maximizing every chapter of a child's life. We do this by concentrating on five phases. Phase 4 focuses on Junior High School - 8th-9th Grade.

Youth Winter Retreat

8th-12th Grades

The time spent together will create memories that last and change lives. Our Winter Youth Retreat held at Springhill Camp! Have fun deepening your faith with a dynamic speaker, music, and small groups, build relationships, and have fun in the snow with tons of activities like the tubing hill, archery, gym, game room, swimming, and yummy food! 

Voice of Truth Mission Trip | VOT

June 25-29, 2023

6th-12th Grade

Voice of Truth (VOT) is a local, overnight, week-long 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.


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Vacation Bible School | VBS

July 10-14, 2023

Preschool-5th Grade

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. Each and every year it is an impactful experience for children both from Calvary and from the community. All are welcome! Students 6th grade and older are encouraged to volunteer as a helper or leader.

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8th-10th Grade

Confirmation is a two-year ministry that gathers during the school year to intentionally prepare our youth for the journey toward celebrating their Affirmation of Baptism. We do this together through various experiences. Over the two years, students study: the Ten Commandments, Lord's Prayer, Apostles' Creed, Sacraments of Baptism, and Holy Communion, as well as the Lutheran identity, Calvary ministries, and our Spiritual Growth Pathway. The Affirmation of Baptism celebration occurs on Reformation Sunday in the fall of the student's Tenth Grade year. If you have a youth who is older and would like to confirm their faith, please contact a pastor directly.

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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.

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8th Grade Bibles

In the fall, Eighth Grade students receive a new Bible that is 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.

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