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Connect & Grow || For Youth
The young people in our midst are not "tomorrow's church." They are today's church!
What is EPIC?
EPIC is our 5th-12th Grade Youth Ministry at Immanuel. Each Wednesday during the school year, we gather for a meal, worship, and small group! EPIC is linked with our confirmation program, but you do not need to be in confirmation or even be a Sunday attender of Immanuel! EPIC is open to all youth that want or need to be here!
Our 5th graders will eat, join in large group worship and games, and then break out to learn about our God-given identity! Entering middle school can be a season where we are influenced in many healthy and unhealthy ways! In the midst of it all, we want to learn to view ourselves as Jesus views us: as beloved children of God!
6th - 8th Graders
Along with the meal and worship, middle school EPIC students will learn about and discuss a variety of scriptures and life issues pertaining to middle school students. In 2021 we discussed Identity in Christ and the Power of Words. In 2022 we'll be focusing on healthy relationships with God, each other, the opposite sex, and parents or authority figures.
9th - 12th Graders
High Schoolers will have their own small group times! Usually, we'll join with the large group meal and worship, but we often do our own thing as well and focus on life, issues, and community from the perspective of older students. High School students are free to come and go without needing a formal registration - although we will need basic emergency contact for each regular attending student.
Confirmation & EPIC
Participation in EPIC does not require a student to be enrolled in Confirmation. Nor does it require a student to regularly attend Immanuel! Many students and families value the Confirmation program, so it is still our intent to pass on the Gospel of Jesus through this program!
Immanuel's Confirmation program is for the 6-8th grade years. Along with participation EPIC on Wednesdays, Confirmation students will have a series of classes on Sunday mornings, and also do sermon notes, service work, and attend Bible Camp or Christian retreats throughout their Confirmation years. Again, any students can be part of Confirmation, but we need to know that is what is wanted! Students fulfilling the expectations of the Confirmation program will be confirmed in the spring of their 8th grade year.
2022-2023 CONFIRMATION CALENDAR 2022-2023 EPIC CALENDAR (subject to mid-year change)
help with our Youth Ministry!
Are you interested in helping out with our Youth Ministry here at Immanuel Lutheran Church? Please contact the Church Office and we will get you heading in the right direction!
Thank you for taking the time to consider becoming an awesome influence for our youth here at Immanuel. They are amazing kids and they bring great joy to anyone they are around.