Calvary regularly offers both High School and Middle School youth the opportunity to grow in faith and make a difference in God’s world by taking part in a summer mission trip.
We believe that these experiences teach youth to put love into action - to literally be God's church in the world. We encourage youth to listen and learn from those we meet along the way and reflect on their perspectives and understandings of faith and the world.
If you are interested in learning more about these experiences for young people send us a message!
Registration will be found using the button below when it is open! For now, let us know if you have questions!
SPARK is a time for students in grades 6-8 to come together in community centered around inclusion, faith, and fun. We meet weekly on Wednesdays from 8-8:30 pm and enjoy snacks, games, and fellowship.
SPARK dates for the fall of 2019 are:
Bible Camp is a wonderful opportunity for young people to deepen their faith, enjoy time outdoors in God’s creation. Registration will come out in the spring of each year.
There are new events being added to the calendar all the time.
Watch the events page and the calendar for the most up to date information.
Confirmation is an educational ministry designed to help all baptized members grow in their faith. Here at Calvary, we have chosen to emphasize confirmation as a relational ministry that begins at baptism and can be experienced throughout life. Since confirmation is relational ministry, we strongly encourage parents to participate throughout the different classes, become group guides, and assist in the overall nature of their child’s experience. We take seriously Martin Luther’s charge of giving parents the resources to pass on their faith to their children.
Small group ministry is the framework as students move into the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Each Wednesday night, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students begin as a large group to learn about the Bible, small catechism, and the Lutheran reformation. Later that evening they break into small groups to process what they have experienced. Service projects, retreats, and Greater Grand Forks area gatherings are incorporated into this experience.
During the 9th grade year, students begin by gathering in their small groups to process the evening’s topic. They reflect together and discuss the Bible, small catechism and Lutheran reformation, as well as other issues that are important to them. Later, they gather as an entire class and engage in a large group discussion based on their small groups discussions. It is a year meant to help them engage their questions about faith and freely express themselves in an open environment. Service projects, retreats, and Greater Grand Forks area gatherings are also incorporated into this experience.
During the 10th grade year, students are connected with a mentor of their own choosing for various activities and conversations about faith and issues of daily life. This year allows for personal growth in their faith with an active adult from the faith community. Confirmation culminates during the fall of their 11th grade with Affirmation of Baptism. This takes place each year during the final weekend of October.
Contact the office with questions and more information!
Confirmation Registration has begun for the 2019-2020 school year.