Youth Growing in Faith

  • Lutheran Valley Retreat: Our high school group serves at this retreat center to prepare it for summer camps and the many retreats that they host each year. This is a week-long trip that happened just after Memorial Day.
  • Gleanings for the Hungry: Our high school group has served at Gleanings to help prepare millions of meals that are sent to people in need all around the world. This is a week-long trip that usually happens during the second full week of June.

July 9-23, 2025 – New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ, and learn about the Christian faith and identity.
  • While at the gathering, we worship, serve, grow, play, and celebrate our love for Jesus Christ.
  • The National Youth Gathering only takes place once every 3 years, so don’t miss it!
  • Anyone entering 8th-12th grade this Fall will be eligible.
  • More information can be found at the gathering website.
  • Get-togethers The middle school students gather at Messiah, usually a couple times a month.
  • Nebraska District Middle School Youth Gathering We are part of the Nebraska District Gatherings that happen each year.
  • Get-togethers: Our high school youth gather weekly at Messiah for Bible Study and activities. 
  • Nebraska District High School Youth Gathering: We are part of the Nebraska District Gatherings that happen each year, usually in November.
  • Our Confirmation program is designed to be relational and relevant for students and their parents.
  • Confirmation is a three-year program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
  • Our students meet here at Messiah on Wednesday nights during the school year.
  • During our time together we spend time as a large group for the main topic, then break up into small groups (7th & 8th grade) or with the student’s parent (6th grade) to discuss the lessons we worked on.
  • Small group breakouts are also a great time to share what’s happening in our lives with each other.

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Please complete our form so we have the most current details for each of our students. This will help us all stay up to date throughout middle school and high school years. We’ll let you know all about Wednesday night classes at Messiah, upcoming events, mission trips, and fun gatherings.