• Christ Lutheran Church

  • 4325 Sumner St
  • Lincoln, NE 68506
  • Ph: 402-483-7774
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9th Grade

Parents of Rising 9th Graders at Central,

We’re thrilled to continue on this spiritual growth journey with your teens as they move into these formidable high school years!  We’ll begin our fall evening programming for High School Ministries with a High School Fall Launch for all high school kids and their parents on August 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the West Ministry Center.  On this night, we’ll share the calendar for the year, fun opportunities including the National Youth Gathering in July, fundraising opportunities, and more.  A highlight of the year for all of us will be Confirmation Day on Sunday, November 4 during the worship services!  More information about this amazing day will be shared at the High School Fall Launch.  Please use this LINK to pay the $50 fee that covers the gown, corsages/boutonnieres, and additional ministry items.

As part of the Confirmation journey, we will place your teen in a new High School Small Group.  We have high-energy, young adult leaders who are excited to share in your teen’s spiritual journey in this way!   Please have your son/daughter use this LINK to register and share preferences by August 1. While your teen’s attendance is still expected each week, we will not be tracking any other spiritual disciplines.  These months are used to help your teen transition to becoming a member of the church on Confirmation Day.  I’m confident he/she will continue to use the spiritual habits gained in Cross Training to apply the worship messages, choose to study God’s Word, and serve others as the hands and feet of Jesus!

Throughout the 2018-2019 year, we will follow a schedule that begins on August 22 from 6:30-8pm where all High School Small Groups meet at church on the 1st & 3rdWednesdays of each month.  We’ll fellowship and serve pizza from 6:30-7pm. From 7-8pm, we’ll focus on a variety of studies to grow together with the first one being Christian Apologetics & Life’s Biggest Questions.  Some other studies for the year include The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating and Faith, Fear, and Forgiveness based on the movie I Can Only Imagine.

On the 2nd & 4th weeks of each month, all High School Small Groups will meet at their preferred location/date/time to build relationships as Christians and to apply God’s Word to their lives through the studies listed above. When your teen meets his/her Small Group Leader on August 19, the group will choose a meeting place (leader or student’s home, coffee shop, gym, etc.), day of the week, and time that works for everyone in the group

Questions?  Contact Maria Castens