Being a teenager is hard. Being a Christian teenager can be even harder. At Southminster, we foster an environment to support each of our youth as they grow as individuals and disciples. We make sure to have lots of fun along the way though and to create lifelong friendships with each other.
Southminster hosts a number of events for youth outside of Sunday School. Typically, we meet once a month to have a game night, do a service activity, watch a movie together, or go on an outing somewhere like extreme trampolining or to Fright Fest at Great America! We also participate in retreats during the school year. Every summer, we alternate between a mission trip or a canoeing trip in the boundaries waters of Minnesota. In the past, we’ve gone to Harlem in New York City or to Mission, South Dakota to work on a Native American reservation.
Youth Sunday School
Is the Bible true? How can God be “three-in-one”? If there is only one God, why are there so many different religions? Is it okay to be angry at God? These are just some of the questions we tackle in our youth Sunday School every week. Students in grades 5-12 meet every Sunday at 10:10 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. This is a time for youth to come together to grow in their faith, ask questions, and share fellowship from each other. This safe, welcoming environment allows student to dive deeper into their faith and develop stronger friendships with fellow students.
Southminster offers confirmation for eighth grade students or students who haven’t been confirmed before but would like to be. In addition to classes specifically designed to prepare them for the next step in their faith journey, students attend a retreat, participate in service activities, write a statement of faith and then join the church where they are welcomed before the congregation.