Middle School Youth: Young people in grades 5-8 gather regularly for fellowship, fun, and service opportunities. Many of the youth enjoy attending Camp Minneboji each june at Camp Okoboji, an LCMS camp in northwest Iowa.
Confirmation Instruction: 5th-7th grade youth participate in confirmation instruction during the Christian Education Hour at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings. As part of the confirmation process at Faith, they also participate in service projects and submit worship and sermon summaries to assist them in becoming mature particpants in our worship life. Eighth grade youth receive instruction from Pastor Aker on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Confirmation will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
High School Youth: High school youth gather each Sunday (upstairs in the "youth room") for Bible study, discussion, and support. They also gather at 6:30 p.m. on many Wednesday evenings for fun experiences and for service opportunities. A group of 13 youth and adults from faith attended the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering, "In Christ Alone," in New Orleans, LA. Faith's youth are also preparing to attend the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN. Faith's middle and high school youth also enjoy annual “Lutheran Loop” activities with other LCMS congregations, including an inflatables night in January and a dodgeball tournament in March. Our high school youth group is led by several young couples in our congregation.
College Students: Our faith in Christ needs to be fed and nurtured as much during the college years as any other time in life, so the new Campus Ministry Directory, "LCMS U," helps connect college students with Lutheran ministries near their campuses around the country. Each year, several Sioux Falls area youth enroll in an LCMS college in the Concordia University System. The two closest Concordia campuses are in Seward, NE and St. Paul, MN. Pastor Aker also travels to visit many of our college students during the year.
Director of Youth and Family Outreach: Faith is currently (Winter 2018) in the process of calling a Director of Christian Education (DCE) to serve as as our new "Director of Youth and Family Outreach." Please keep this call process in your prayers! The Director of Youth and Family Outreach will work to help Faith congregation grow in its ministry to youth, families and young adults.