Designed for youth, grades 6 through 12, the youth ministry program of Christ the Lord inspires growing relationships with Christ and with one another. Combining learning, fellowship, and service events, this program is enthusiastically attended by our youth.
Contact Vickie Davis, Director of Youth Ministry, 770-963-4499 (ext. 119) or email [email protected] for more details on the following ministries:
AFFIRM is a six-day, five-night youth event of faith, fellowship, and friends sponsored by the ELCA Southeastern Synod. Grounded in Scripture, the event offers youth the opportunity to develop the ministry/life skills that allow each individual to know and live out God’s affirming touch in Jesus Christ. Affirm nurtures faith and equips youth leaders for today and tomorrow. Over 75 adults serve on the Affirm Staff. We are so fortunate to have these awesome volunteers give their time to our youth. AFFIRM will be held at the Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia.
All Georgia Youth Gathering
Once a year, ALL of the Lutheran youth in the state of Georgia come together for a weekend of praise, worship, service, reflection and fun! It is a unique opportunity for our youth to meet other Lutheran youth from the state. This event moves around the state to different venues, such as Covington and Savannah.
The annual youth retreat, held at the beginning of the school year, is a time for fun and fellowship.
Confirmation Ministry (Grades 6 to 8)
Middle School students (6th – 8th) will receive Confirmation lessons during the 10:00 Sunday school hour. 8th grade students will participate in the rite of Confirmation in the spring, following completion of the 3 year program.
Friends of Faith Teens
Middle and high school students meet on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. The group offers learning time, fellowship, and service. FOF Teens follows the Friends of Faith schedule with dinner served at 6:30 pm. There is a fee to cover the cost of the meal.
If you’re looking for fun and inspiration, look no further! Youth in grades 6-12 will meet regularly throughout the school year, every 2nd and 4th Sunday, from noon until 1:30 (or later for special events). We begin with lunch and then move into a fellowship or service event. Special events will be listed in the monthly newsletter that goes out to all parents and in the church News.
The Youth Group will have special event throughout the year, including, but not limited to:
· Lock ins
· Hunger Walk
· “Soup”-er Bowl” Sunday
· Servant camps
· Corn Maze
· Coat and Blanket Drive
· National Youth Gathering
This is an annual event that Christ the Lord has been participating in for many years. Because it falls on a Sunday, it has been difficult for the youth to participate in the Hunger Walk in the past, and make it back in time for church that afternoon. Therefore, we have scheduled the Hunger Walk as a part of our ministry.
National Youth Gathering
June 27-July 1, 2018; Houston, TX – Fundraising has already begun!
The ELCA Youth Gathering is for high school-aged youth (completed grades 9-12). The National Youth Gathering is a triennial event that takes place over five days – Wednesday to Sunday – and includes opportunities for worship, service, fellowship, study and holy play. It is an opportunity for youth to engage in worship and fellowship with peers from across the United States and the world who share a common commitment and faith in Christ.
Many ELCA congregations see their participation in the ministry of the ELCA Youth Gathering as one aspect of their work to fulfill the promise they made around the baptismal font to raise faithful young people who:
- Live among God’s faithful people,
- Hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper,
- Proclaim the good news of God in Christ through their words and actions,
- Serve and love our neighbors, following the example of Jesus, and
- Pursue justice and peace in the world.
Personal Care Kits
Introducing Project Promise: Build Kits of Care – a perfect way for us to turn ordinary items into extraordinary gifts. We can help people dealing with some of life’s most difficult situations –the aftermath of earthquakes and floods, fleeing home to escape violence and living in extreme poverty – with items that we use every day and take for granted!
Servant Camp for Teens
This is a week-long camp experience for youth who have completed grades 7-12. Youth participate in faith formation, community service, and leadership development. This is not offered during National Youth Gathering years.
Sunday School Classes:
PADV’s Annual Teen Summit is an excellent opportunity for teens and adults to learn about the issue of teen dating violence, how to address it and the role they can play in establishing healthy relationships. It offers two tracks of workshops: one for teens and the other for adults.
Youth Worship Team
8th -12th graders interested in planning and leading worship services throughout the year meet on Sunday mornings from 11-noon.
We are proud of our Youth. They are very active. Many events upcoming are included in this Newsletter. These include Sunday afternoon activities, Parent & Youth Meetings, ELCA Youth Gathering information, Confirmation information and other fun activities for our youth. You can get your Youth News here or contact Vickie Davis to email it to you.