Youth Ministry

LEAP (Grades 5-7)

THIS SUMMER:

K.I.C.K. (Kids in Christ’s Kingdom) Summer Fun for those entering grades 5-8. Attention LEAP students!  Join us July 9, 16, 23 and 30, as we dive into the parallels of our faith walk and the story of Narnia. We’ll look at Edmund’s story of redemption and how it relates to our own. We welcome students entering 5th-8th grade to join us from 6 PM to 7 PM for Bible study and games, at church. Be prepared to go outside and possibly get wet for games, parents will be notified when water will be used in games. If you haven’t seen the movie or read the books, no worries, we’ll catch you up! **As the event gets closer, we will send out an email regarding our Covid-19 Guidelines for these events.

Let’s Stay Connected!

Since we are not able to meet together during COVID-19 crisis, please join together with us in family Bible studies and devotions.  If you are not receiving email messages regarding LEAP Middle School Ministry, please contact Korey Danley at korey.danley@clcop.org.  You can also stay connected with us through the LEAP Parent Connect Facebook group.  Please join us in the private group to receive information, and also to share parenting tips and questions.

We have put the following Sunday Morning Bible study material together for you to grow together as a family.  Listen to the Audio Lesson together, and then download the Small Group .pdf document for discussion. There is no prep time for these materials.

Click HERE, and open the folder for the appropriate week.

During the school year:

Sunday morning 9:30-10:30    Students are separated by grade and learn what we believe, teach, and confess at Lutherans.  We focus on Old Testament lessons in the fall, New Testament lesson in the spring.  Bring your Bible, notebook and open heart!

Wednesday night 6:00-7:30    5th, 6th and 7th graders start in the auditorium as a large group praising Jesus Christ in song. Then we break into small groups of 6-8 kids with an adult leader who leads discussion on how we can apply biblical truths in practical ways.

Sign-Up for Sunday School & Wednesday Nights Here!

Leap 2020 2021 Calendar

CLYM (Grades 8-12)
 We strive to be ambassadors of Jesus Christ in our homes, our schools, and our neighborhoods. (2 Corinthians 5:20).

Due to Covid-19, our monthly Community Building events have been cancelled for the school year, and will resume with Tuesday Night Volleyball, as restrictions are lifted.

While we are currently unable to meet in person, join us on Sunday mornings at 11am for a Zoom Bible study.  Please contact Korey Danley, korey.danley@clcop.org, for the Zoom login information.  Join us on Wednesday evenings for Student-led devotions on Instagram.  Student leaders will be sharing devotions at clym.clcop live, at 7pm.

During the school year:

Sunday Mornings 9:30-10:30    9th-12th grades meet in the Youth Room (Room 145). We start with bagels, then a high-energy activity, and then break out into small groups to examine God’s word and its relevance in our lives today. 8th grade meets in the Library in the Fall, and with the 9th-12th graders in the Spring.

Sign-Up for Sunday School & Wednesday Nights Here!

CLYM 2020 2021 Calendar

 Register Today for the 1-Day Kansas District Youth Gathering! (8th-12th Graders)

 Hosted at Christ Lutheran – November 21: 9am-10pm

This District Youth Gathering is going to look a little different this year. We will be meeting at Christ Lutheran as a youth group for this amazing day packed with music, God’s Word, building community in our group and more! You will experience in-person Bible studies led by our own group leaders, discussion groups, an offsite service project in the KC Metro, and live stream speakers and band. Our theme is   “Clearer Vision” from Hebrews 12:1-2. Join us as we walk through what   it means to  have our eyes truly fixed on Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, and run with perseverance the race marked out before us with our   band, Bread of Stone, and our speaker Pastor Scott Giger.
 There are 2 options for signing up.  Here are the breakdowns by price:
         -$45 which includes Firehouse Sub boxed lunch, t-shirt, and event registration.
         -$37 which includes a t-shirt and event registration, and NO LUNCH. Youth may bring their own sack lunch.
 Registration deadline is SUNDAY, November 1.  Register at: https://app.countmein.online/events/e/oBYBxphFQTxEcG2L5/kdyg-2020
 **What if I can only make it to part of the event? No problem! Contact Korey to work out the details. Korey.danley@clcop.org

      CLYM (8th -12th Grade) GLOW NIGHT!  Sunday, October 4: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Glow sticks Galore! Grab a friend and bring them to a glowing night of games at church! The night will also have some “Fall Flare” with a fire, costume contest, and pumpkin painting. Don’t miss out! Here’s what you need to bring: running shoes, appropriate costume (optional), pumpkin (optional), and a water bottle. See you on the 4th at church!
CLYM Small Groups (Grades 8-12)

All 8th-12th grade small groups will resume Fall 2020.

Confirmation

Due to COVID-19, the Rite of Confirmation and 5th Grade First Communion has been postponed to Late Summer/Fall 2020.

The confirmation program for 8th-grade students has three objectives:

  1. Ensure that students understand the teachings and beliefs of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
  2. Foster an individual, relevant relationship between the student and Jesus Christ that he or she can profess and begin modeling in daily life.
  3. Transition the 8th-grade student from Junior High into the High School ministry and beyond.

Confirmation Classes and Test: Confirmation classes are held on Sunday mornings in the Fall in Room 141 from 9:30-10:30. This class focuses on Lutheran doctrine. Students should bring a bible, notebook, and pencil to take notes. Students will be required to score 85% or higher on a written test held in December. A retest will be given for all students who do not achieve 85 percent on the test. In the Spring, 8th-graders move into the high school class on Sunday mornings.

“What Jesus Means to Me Speeches” and Rite of Confirmation: All students are required to make a public declaration of their faith and lifelong pledge to follow Jesus Christ during a worship service. We will hold the Rite of Confirmation after speeches at this worship service.

Small groups at Mentor Couple homes, Wednesdays 6:15-7:45. Students meet in small group (6-8 kids) in the homes of adult Mentor Couples to apply what they learned on Sunday mornings in real-life situations. Every year, confirmands look back on their experiences with Mentor Couples as a highlight of the Confirmation program.

Memory Work: By 8th grade, students are expected to have memorized and to be able to demonstrate the following:

Students who attended 5th-grade Communion Classes at Christ Lutheran received a copy of Luther’s Catechism. This is a key component of the confirmation program. If you did not receive a copy, please contact the church office. You can also find it online at The Book of Concord.

Please contact Korey Danely or call 345-9700 with questions about the Confirmation program.

Youth Trips

2020 MISSION TRIP
Nashville, Tennessee 
July 11-17, 2020

For the safety of all participants involved, Group Missions has cancelled our mission trip this summer.  Please watch for an alternative local service project to be released.

YOUTHFRONT CAMP (LEAP STUDENTS)

*Registration for this camp is closed. Please pray for the trip participants as they prepare for this experience.

Christ Lutheran Children’s & Youth Ministry App

For updated information, memory work lists, and more, download the Christ Lutheran Children’s & Youth Ministry App in your Apple App store, or Android store.  Search CLCYM

Christ Lutheran Church

11720 Nieman Road
Overland Park, KS 66210

Contact us at:

913.345.9700
contact@clcop.org
Care Needs 913.754.5812