The Elkhorn Hills Youth Ministry exists to EXPOSE teenagers to God’s love while preparing them to SHARE God’s word, and EXALT in the Lord, all while OFFERING their services to the Lord and CONNECTING with others. Jenny Louis, Youth Ministries Coordinator leads these programs.
- Middle High Youth Sunday School class (for grades 6-8) meet in the Middle High Youth Room for informal lessons and discussions about how to live a Christian life in today’s world. Lessons will be led by Randy Bruner. We are looking for a second Middle High teacher. If you feel called to help lead this great group of young people, please contact Jenny Louis.
- Senior High Youth Sunday School class (for grades 9th +) meets in the Senior High Room in the Family Life Center. This group tackles topics that are important to teens today and also helps them build their faith and share things that are happening in their life that they need to discuss. Lessons will be led by Greg Roberg and Dale Langendorfer.
kicks off Sept. 9th at 6:30 pm
Bring and friend! Do you like games? Food? Laughter? We are looking forward to another TERRIFIC year with everyone!
This group is led by Jenny Louis, Kip Meyer, and Erin Hullinger.
Youth Praise Team
Youth Praise Team (Middle/High School) — Leads worship for Saturday Night Worship once a month along with special music opportunities. Please contact Brett Heckens (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in this opportunity! Rehearsal times TBA.
Saturday Night Services
Join us for an uplifting evening of worship at the youth-led Saturday Evening Services! The last Saturday of each month the Youth lead a Worship Service from 5:00-5:45 p.m. These services provide opportunities for our youth to strengthen friendship and have a platform to share their gifts with a larger audience. Testimonies/messages will be given by youth and adults, we’ll share in the spirit of prayer, scripture will be read, and contemporary music will be sung. It will be and a chance for all of us to grow in our faith and grow closer to God. Based on experiences from past mission trips and winter retreats, the enthusiasm of the youth will be contagious!
Again, if you are interested in participating in these youth-led Saturday evening services, contact Jenny Louis.
Our confirmation program is led by our Youth Director, and is geared for youth in 7th grade. Confirmation uses the Credo lessons. Each confirmand is assigned a mentor to walk through this part of their faith journey with them. It includes lessons on Methodism, the Bible, group discussions, personal reflection, field trips, and service projects. Confirmands develop their own faith statement to present on Confirmation Sunday.
Each year our youth have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip. There are separate mission trips for Middle High and Senior High youth. There are various fundraising opportunities throughout the year for students to earn money for the trips.
The 2016 Senior High Mission Trip will be to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, July 17-22, 2016! Registration forms and $50 non-refundable deposit due in by SEPTEMBER 13th. The cost of the trip is $419 (includes $50 deposit) + transportation fees. All funds are non-refundable. This trip is open to youth who will be Freshmen in the Fall of 2016 through young adults still enrolled in college. If you’d like to chaperone this amazing trip, please contact Jenny.