I have enjoyed leading our youth for many years. The most rewarding part of my ministry is to see our students grow up and become more mature in their faith. The family is so important in youth ministry, and I look forward to connecting with you and your family in the near future. 

Marty Hein

Youth ministries

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 Geanings 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.

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July 9-13, 2022, Houston, Texas

  • 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.
  • Click here to learn more about next year’s National Youth Gathering.
  • Contact Marty for more info
  • 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. This year the event will be in Kearney.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • If you’re looking for a church home and would like to join us for confirmation instruction,
    please contact Marty Hein, Director of Youth Ministry.