Welcome! For more information about our High School Program, please contact our Youth Minister, Liz Kuhn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 691-1535 x108.
Grades 9 through 11 are together for the sessions. Sessions run from September through April and are held roughly twice a month on Sundays from 5:30 to 7 pm. Each session consists of a large group portion (teaching) and a small group portion (discussion). The teaching is done by a lead catechist with possible assisting catechists. The discussion is led by small group facilitators with a group of 7 or so teens of the same grade level. Some of the small group facilitators are "permanent," while others are parents assigned on a rotating basis.
Confirmation information is provided in a separate link. Note that youth in public school that want to prepare for Confirmation must attend the Grade 11 Christian Formation sessions AND the Confirmation sessions.
Service and Retreat opportunities, including Mission Trips, are an integral part of our program. See their separate links for information.
Finally, research shows that parental involvement is the number one determining factor regarding teens practicing their faith as adults. Parents rotate through the sessions as small group facilitators. All grades have parent / youth meetings to start the year. Confirmation also has two sponsor / candidate sessions during the year. Parents and sponsors also receive emails and texts on an as needed basis.
Grade 9, 10, and 11 Sessions for 2016-2017
The theme for this year is I Love You -- God's Friendship in Scripture. It comes from John 15:12. Jesus is at his Last Supper and he calls his followers friends. He says, “I love you.” That is my dream for us -- that we can hear God calling us friends -- that we can hear God saying, “I love you.” And we know that this is what God wants...because God says it throughout the Bible!
Youth that have been absent need to read the lesson plan, view any slides, watch any videos, and complete any handouts. Bring your completed handouts in for a check.
September 25 = God’s Friendship with Adam & Eve Lesson Plan
October 9 = God’s Friendship with Abraham & Sarah Lesson Plan
October 16 = God’s Friendship with Moses & Miriam
Access code for Seder Booklet is w33e42. NOT transferable to families outside the class.
November 6 = God’s Friendship with Joshua Lesson Plan
November 20 = God’s Friendship with Solomon Lesson Plan
December 18 = Reconciliation Service
January 8 = Queen’s Ball Auction Project
January 29 = God’s Friendship through Jesus, Part 1 Lesson Plan
February 12 = God’s Friendship through Jesus, Part 2 Lesson Plan