BFLC Youth and Family Ministries

At Black Forest Lutheran Church, we are children in God’s hands. As fellow disciples of Christ, all Youth and Education events are our efforts to lead all to know and trust Jesus.

We welcome you to visit, bring a friend or neighbor, and see how God is at work in our Black Forest based faith family!

  • We are a people who connect, in joy and in challenge. 
  • We honor God, our families, our community, ourselves.
  • We care for our community by service to each other and especially those in need.
  • We connect often to learn about God!


He Will Hold Me Fast Psalm 39:1-9 1 I said, “I will guard my ways    that I may not sin with my tongue;I will keep a muzzle

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Youth Happenings

September 2022 – Message from Jacob

Hello all,

Throughout the month of August, we have continued to be so blessed with great weather and great times together. From bingo night last month (where kids always seem to win!) to Rainbow Trail with some of the students and everything in between. We are so excited to be able to share these experiences together.

Ready or not we have officially ushered in a new school year!! As the students have begun their new school year, we are preparing to begin for our Fall classes as well. As per usual we will be having youth Sunday school in my office between services, youth group on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:30 PM, and confirmation class Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM. Confirmation class begins on Wednesday, September 7 with our informational meeting and all other classes begins Sunday, September 11.

Our young adult group had a great time together at the Bushes for a BBQ cookout and some fun games. This was on Wednesday, August 17. This group is also meeting regularly for some check in time, meals, and Bible studies. If you are post college to around mid-30’s and you have not yet been connected let either me or Lisa know. We would love to get you plugged in to some fun stuff we have going on. This is also not just a closed church group, if you have friends or family that fit in this category that you would like to see more involved in the church world we would love to reach out. Just let us know!

Although our children’s movie had to get cancelled due to inclement weather, we are looking for some fun events next month as well. This includes our craft day on the September 24 and be on the lookout for some other fun events in September as well.

And of special note, please join us for our Mission Trip 2023 Informational Meeting, Wednesday, September 21 at 6:00 PM.

Finally, we also have our Men’s Support Group which is meeting the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM. In our ever-changing and trying world men need to know that it is okay to struggle, to be challenged, and to ask for help. Mike Regennitter and Jacob Oglesby invite men that may be struggling or maybe just need an encouraging word to join them in a conversation to discover that they are not alone. There seem to be few safe spaces for men to be real and authentic with one another, this is one of those spaces. We will have conversation, those who are willing can share their thoughts and stories, and we will be given tools for how not to just survive, but to thrive.

For His glory,
Jacob Oglesby

You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not - Martin Luther
Contact Jacob for information on our youth outreach and virtual activities! 
Cell: 719-822-4610

Email: [email protected]