Connecting and Serving Students in Grades 6-12 and their Families.

Salem Youth Ministries partners with families and the wider church to connect students to one another and to Jesus Christ, and to help them grow in their relationship with Christ. Through experiential learning, worship, service and fun, students are challenged and equipped to live a “whole life” faith that shapes every aspect of their lives.

Our youth program utilizes the Orange curriculum and program to our youth ministries. Orange focuses on relevant, biblical teaching, engaging small-group interactions and intentional connection with and resourcing of parents. Our goal is to have students open themselves to God’s ongoing work in their lives beyond their time with us at Salem. Special events throughout the year will offer opportunities for fun, discipleship, meaningful service, and for inviting friends to come experience God’s love

Luke Korthuis
Youth and Young Adult Pastor
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Sue Pederson
Youth Ministry Assistant
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Sunday

Each Sunday (September-May) from 9:45-10:45, students in Grades 6-12 gather for Sunday School. Grades 6-8 each meet separately. Grade 6 centers on the Old Testament, Grade 7 on the New Testament and Church history, and Grade 8 on our statement of faith and the mission of the Church. These classes also represent Confirmation (see separate tab), but students do not need to be in Confirmation to participate. Grades 9-12 meet together in the youth room and will often break into elective classes from there.

Wednesday

Wednesday Bible studies (September-April) provide a mix of fun, connection, biblical teaching, and small group conversations. Middle School (grades 6-8) meets in room 13 from 6:45-8:00 p.m. High School (grades 9-12) meets in room 16 (youth room) from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

 

Confirmation

Confirmation is open by enrollment to students in grades 6-8. Confirmation classes take place during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45 a.m.), and are designed to engage students in basics of the Bible and Christian faith. Beyond the classwork and weekly devotional exercises, students have the opportunity to take field trips to other churches, engage in service projects, and go on a fall retreat. For more information, contact Pastor Mark Pattie.

Special Events

MIDDLE SCHOOL FALL/WINTER EVENTS
Open to students entering grades 6-8

Paintball || September 24 || 2:00-7:00 p.m.
You guessed it! We will be headed to Wisconsin for some paintball! We will gather at Salem at 2pm and head out and play paintball for a few hours. We will stop for dinner on the way back and be back at Salem about 7pm. Cost is $40 ($30 for paintball, $10 for stopping on the way home) Additional paintballs can be purchased: $6 for 100 paintballs, $20 for 500 paintballs. Parental consent waiver required. Register on the HERE by Wednesday, September 20.

Confirmation Retreat || October 6-8
Confirmation Students! Join us as we head up to Covenant Pines Bible Camp for our Confirmation Retreat. Get ready for games, lessons, and fun camp activities! More information to be shared in Confirmation class.

Junior High MEA @ CPBC || October 18-20
Life is crazy. Even for middle schoolers. Between school, sports, plays, choir, friends and family, it’s difficult to make time for God. Register online at covenantpines.org or on a paper form!
Cost: $119 (by Aug. 31) $134 (by Oct. 1) $149 (after Oct. 1) Scholarships available, ask Luke!

Orchard Trip || October 27 || 5:30-10:00 p.m.
We’re headed to Afton Orchard for an evening of corn mazes, hayrides, and fun times with friends! Bring a few friends and a bag dinner. Cost is $15. Register online or with Sue!

Zero Gravity || November 11 || 7:00-10:15 p.m.
Bring a few friends and join us for our Middle School Zero Gravity Adventure! We will be leaving Salem at 7pm and head to grab some ice cream together! Then we will head to Zero Gravity for jumping and laser tag! Cost is $15. Parental consent waiver needed. Register online or with Sue!

Middle School Christmas Party
December 13 || 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Join us for good snacks and fun games as we celebrate Christmas here at Salem! A great evening to bring a friend!

                            

HIGH SCHOOL FALL/WINTER EVENTS
Open to students entering grades 9-12

Paintball || September 24 || 2:00-7:00 p.m.
You guessed it! We will be headed to Wisconsin for some paintball! We will gather at Salem at 2pm and head out and play paintball for a few hours. We will stop for dinner on the way back and be back at Salem about 7pm. Cost is $40 ($30 for paintball, $10 for stopping on the way home) Additional paintballs can be purchased: $6 for 100 paintballs, $20 for 500 paintballs. Parental consent waiver required. Register on the HERE by Wednesday, September 20.

Senior High MEA @ CPBC || October 20-22
Life is crazy. Especially for High Schoolers. Between school, sports, plays, choir, friends and family, it’s difficult to make time for God. Register online or with one of the forms on this board! Cost: $125 (by Aug. 31) $140 (by Oct. 1) $155 (after Oct. 1) Scholarships available, ask Luke!

Orchard Trip || October 27 || 5:30-10:00 p.m.
See ‘Middle School Events for details.

Craft Fair Fundraiser! || November 3 & 4
This is a HUGE fundraiser for the youth ministries, so we need everyone to participate. There is opportunity to serve on Friday for set up and baking or on Saturday for the fair and tear down. Shift sign up available soon. The money raised will help us get to CHIC 2018!

Dodgeball/Night Games Collaboration Event!
November 17 || 7:00-11:00 p.m.
Join us as we partner with several other Twin Cities Covenant churches for a night of dodgeball, food, and night games!
No cost. A great event to bring a ton of friends to!

Vertical Endeavors Climbing Adventure
December 10 || 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Let’s climb! Bring a friend and join us for a trip to Vertical Endeavors! We will gather at Salem at 3pm and head to Vertical Endeavors for a couple hours of climbing, then head out for a later dinner! Cost is $30 ($22 for climbing and $8 for dinner). Parental consent waiver required. Register online or with Sue!

White Elephant Christmas Party!
December 13 || 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Our annual Christmas Party! Join us as we head to the Walker house for our White Elephant Christmas Party! Bring a friend and a funny, appropriate white elephant gift to share. Games, snacks, and fun provided! Let Luke know if you have questions!

 

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