Trinity's Mission Statement for Youth Ministry
Together in Christ we grow in faith, serve in love, lead in peace, and live in God's promise.
Trinity's Vision Statement for Youth Ministry
This is rooted in God's love in Christ for all people and Christ's commission that we go into all the world to baptize, teach and commission people for ministry in daily life.
The goal of youth ministry is to grow and send young people into a life-long relationship with God, God's church and all people.
In effort to achieve the goal, we are committed to:
- teaching youth about God's love in Christ,
- fostering caring relationships between youth, congregation, peers, and adults,
- developing in youth a sense that they belong to God and this faith community,
- inviting them into an active faith made known in Christian service and missions,
- providing leadership development for life-long faithfulness and service in Christ's name.
Mission and Vision Statements developed by 2007 Task Force on Youth Ministry and approved by the Trinity Council
Affirmation of Baptism at
Trinity’s Affirmation of Baptism Ministry usually beings in seventh grade. 7th and 8th graders participate in Club 78, a small-group program on Wednesday evenings.
9th graders participate in Club 9, a one-on-one mentoring program on Wednesday nights. In the fall of the sophomore year we celebrate the Affirmation of Baptism with a banquet and recognition during worship with the congregation.
These grade-level references are guidelines only: Youth can begin the Affirmation of Baptism process any school year after 6th grade, and there is no deadline by which they must finish. Contact the Youth Ministry Team if you have questions about the program or pace.
The program goes like this:
Club 78 - 7th and 8th Grade
Wednesday evenings for 75 minutes
This is our main educational gathering for 7th and 8th graders. The evening includes a short lesson delivered by a pastor or other speaker, followed by time with a small group led by one or two adult group guides. In small groups, youth discuss the lesson on a more personal level, share how their week is going, raise any faith questions, and share prayer concerns. Our Club 78 journey also includes participation in service, worship, and retreats.
Club 9 - 9th Grade
Wednesday evenings for 75 minutes
Club 9 is the final year (typically freshmen) of Affirmation of Baptism and takes on a different focus from Club 78. Club 9 students will each choose an adult mentor who will journey with them during the year. Students and mentors will gather on Wednesday evenings to participate in our large group lessons, discuss faith issues, and share in their joys and concerns. Mentors and students will also participate in service projects together. Club 9 students will also participate in worship, study, and retreats similar to Club 78.
Trinity's Youth Scholarship Policy and
Club 78 Registration Forms
Club 9 Registration Form
Sign up at the Tool Bench to participate in the Donut Fundraiser on Sunday mornings. There are two shifts available each Sunday. This fundraiser allows youth to earn money for their student account. These funds are then available to put towards Trinity sponsored events, retreats, and summer camps/trips. A tithe will be given to Bolton Refuge House.
Youth Ministry Team
Ashley Olson, Youth Ministry Coordinator: Middle School
Pastor Brahm Semmler Smith