Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young,

but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity

- 1 Timothy 4:12


SENIOR HIGH YOUTH Program

Sundays 9:30am - 10:30am

Senior High Youth Room/Counseling Room


Our YOUTH is the future of our church, and there is nothing we want more than to help our young adults flourish in their faith!

Our Senior High Youth Program is a group designed  for our High School students.  During the school year we meet weekly on Sundays for fellowship, discussion and activities that strengthen our spiritual growth.  


As Lutherans, we are committed to ministry and lead by example.  This program encourages our teens to spend time on serving and ministry which, is a great way to spread God's love throughout our church and our community.   We also enjoy participating in most of the NJ Synod Youth Ministry events.


The New Jersey Synod seeks to be a church that loves young people with the love of Jesus and walk with them as they grow in faith and lead lives of Christian servanthood.  We do this first and foremost in our congregations.  We also do this through synodical youth events and training opportunities, and by helping connect them with the wider church and God-in-the-world!

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For more info or volunteer opportunities contact 

Senior High Mentor Tara Zigler 732-446-6117

joy  .  music  .  friends  .  prayer .  outdoors  .  service .  hope .  exploration  .  safe  .  wonder .  singing .  life .   Jesus  .  rest  . shout  .  act  .  question  .  listen  .   dance  

Winter Youth Assembly- 

February 9-11, 2018


Our synod's exciting, faith-filled sr. high youth retreat, The Winter Youth Assembly, is a great opportunity to connect with other Lutheran youth from around New Jersey and explore God’s Love and how together we can make a difference in the world.


The 2018 WYA will be held at beautiful Fairview Lake YMCA Camp, Stillwater, NJ.   Here's a flyer for WYA 2018!


$120  registration:  December 15-January 22

$140  late registration extended to February 2!


Scholarship are available!  To request a scholarship for anyone in your group, please select the appropriate fields in the registration form.  Connect with us on Facebook to see updates and pictures! 

OFFERING:

Each year as a part of this event we take up a monetary offering and an "in-kind" offering.  This year for the in-kind offering we are collecting supplies for Safe Haven, a ministry of Lutheran Social Services, that helps care for refugee children who have come to the USA without their parents fleeing violence in their home countries. 


These items are for children ages 2 - 17: 

• Coloring books • Bracelet-making material • Water bottles • Backpacks • Markers • Small blankets • Spanish reading books  (this is an important one!!)


The monetary offering will be split:  50% for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean Synod, and 50% for ELCA World Hunger Appeal 


Upcoming Summer

2018 Youth Trips


Bosnia International Servant Trip

June 16-27, 2018
For ages 16 and up, must be 16 by June 16th. Trip registration $1,500 plus airfare.

Trip applications now available. Synod Scholarships now available $1,500

(Apply NOW to secure your scholarship - Deadline Dec. 3rd )

Hope Travel Team Leader – Nicole Seitz 732-614-3328


ELCA " THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING"Youth Gathering

Houston, TX

June 27-July 1, 2018
For youth currently in grades 9-12

Registration now open:

Regular registration: $390 + plus transportation (if register by 2/15)

Late registration: $440 + plus transportation (if register 2/16 - 5/15)

Trip Leader and Coordinator – Debbie Crawford 732-682-5115

 

Creation Music Festival Mt. Union, PA

June 27-31, 2018
For ages 15 and up. Trip registration and transportation $125

Trip Leader and Coordinator – Tara Zigler 732-666-1074

 

NY Synod Middle School Washington DC Servant Trip 

July 16-20, 2018
For youth currently in grades 6-9. Registration fee is $180

Trip Leader and Coordinator – Chelsea Zigler 732-567-4296

Interested in attending?

Contact Trip Leader and Coordinator –

Debbie Crawford 732-682-5115

 

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering.

 

Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

 

An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

 

I will remember the covenant I made with you in the days of your youth,  and I will establish an everlasting covenant with you

 Ezekiel 16:60

God uses us at all ages. Though some do not come to know him until later in life, there are others who feel the burning desire to know Him from adolescence. The Bible is filled with young, faithful believers who stepped out, despite their age, into a grand adventure with God. The Lord used them, not because of their age, but because of their hearts. To know Him from an early age is to spend your life walking with him, learning from Him, and getting to know Him. A relationship like that will never get old.


Once God grabs ahold of you, He doesn’t let go. He is the same God in our early years as our late. He doesn’t forget you or forsake you and his love never grows old.

At every age, believers can inspire others. How impactful a young Christian could be to others, during a stage in their lives when the pressure is so great to conform. At a time in life when it seems the most important thing is fitting in, there is bravery in deciding to standout by setting an example of what a relationship with Jesus looks like.


We will all grow old one day, should we be lucky enough to do so. There may come a time when we cannot do or go as we once did. This is why a solid foundation of faith, and trust in God, is so important. Should we build it while we’re young, it will remain standing into our older years, and we will still then take great pleasure in days spent with the Lord.  


Pryor, Juda Bible Verse about Youth - Christian Crier 2015 Web Oct 2017