phase 5

High School  |  10th-12th 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 5 focuses on High School - 10th-12th Grade.

Club 3:16 Youth Group

Sundays at 7:00pm

9th-12th Grade

This group gathers for events and fellowship throughout the year to include retreats, movie nights, bonfires, service projects, camps, and much more!

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We view the Baptism milestone 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 with our Senior Pastor where you to meet to learn more about what Baptism means and the lifetime of support that Calvary offers.

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CHARGE! Youth Retreat

November 10-12, 2023

6th-12th Grade

Charge is an event providing a powerful faith community where students can grow in faith, engage in service, and develop leadership skills; all while enjoying the amenities of Great Wolf Lodge. Worship, small groups, congregational time, workshops, recreation options, and an outdoor campfire camp style are all elements of this powerful gathering of community! If you have any questions or cost is a factor, please reach out to us. This is a fun-filled weekend with friends and youth from other churches in Michigan! 

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ELCA Youth Gatherings

Every three years, approximately 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. Stay tuned for planning and faithraising opportunities. An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble which is a gathering that brings together, blesses, and empowers youth with disabilities.

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Each spring, we celebrate with a recognition and blessing of our High School Graduates during worship. 

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Senior High Adventure Trip

11th-12th Grade

A summer experience for 11th and 12th graders that includes offsite trips and excursions filled with adventure and service opportunities!

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Vacation Bible School  |  VBS

July -22-26, 2024

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 from Calvary and the Clarkston community. All are welcome!

Students 6th grade and older are encouraged to volunteer as a helper or leader.


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Voice of Truth Mission Trip  |  VOT

June 23-27, 2024

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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Youth Winter Retreat

January 12-14, 2024

8th-12th Grade

The time spent together will create memories that last and change lives. Calvary's Winter Youth Retreat is held at Springhill Camp! Have fun deepening your faith with a dynamic speaker, awesome music, great small groups, and so much fun. This retreat is filled with tons of activities like the tubing hill, archery, gym time, game room, swimming, and, of course, yummy food! 

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