Youth Group Meetings
This is our most recent event with the youth. On Sunday November 6th, 2016 during our youth group, 3 older members of our congregation with Norwegian heritage held a cooking event. We were making Lefse, a Norwegian dish that is a sort of potato based tortilla. The participants had a lot of fun rolling the dough and cooking them on the hot cooking surface. During this time, the youth and the adults shared their faith stories to encourage one another to pursue deeper relationships based upon love and trust for our Lord Jesus Christ. Check out the picture of who was present. Praise the Lord!
Black Forest Lutheran Youth Group meets regularly for about 1.5 hours on Sundays during the school year from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM. The evening begins with prayer, followed by a get-to-know-you-game, and conversation about how our past week went around the table as we share snacks or desserts together. We then play a game to forget about the worries and just to have fun together.
The evening’s core event is a Bible based discussion to nurture our youth spiritually. As examples, we might dig into a passage of Scripture or discuss a topic that the youth is either interested in or may be struggling with. Peer pressure and conflict management are frequent topics. The facilitator may be the youth minister, a youth, or a subject matter expert as guest speaker.
We also offer regular Bible Study for any youth who would like to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith, the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ. During youth Bible Study, we continue to get to know one another, but the main focus is discipleship.
Every year, for Middle School youth, we have retreats at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in late January or early February.
The High School youth attend the same camp in late October or early November depending on the camp’s availability.
We capitalize on these retreats to strengthen the bond between these young Christians, to reinforce faith concepts; but most importantly, to get away from the everyday life, to enjoy being amongst God’s beautiful creation, to experience His presence on this mountain top, and to be prepared to live out our faith in Him at home.