Middle School Ministry is designed with three purposes in mind:
• To grow in faith and knowledge of Christ
• To serve people as Christ served us
• To share our faith in Christ with others around us
We do this through a multitude of activities:
• Students will be able to articulate their faith to those around them
• Students will be able to defend their faith to others around them
• Students will grow in faith as they take the next step on their journey from Baptism
• Students will understand the basics of the 6 chief parts, biblical overview, and worship from a Lutheran perspective.
• $35 per student for Confirmation materials each year
• Students of St. John Lutheran School - weekly, with Mr. Dave Frobel regularly and Mr. Steve Wilson on occasion.
• Sundays – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Music Room. Open to any student entering the 7th or 8th grade. Instruction will be led by Mr. Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry.
The Rite of Confirmation
All students who have completed the two-year Confirmation program by the spring of 2018 are eligible for the Rite of Confirmation on October 28, 2018. For questions, please contact Steve Wilson.
Tool Time Retreat
This retreat for 7th and 8th graders is held at Concordia University in Ann Arbor. College students organize and host the event, which includes music, games, a service project, prayer, breakout sessions, conversation about faith in Jesus, and plenty of food! This is a great opportunity for 7th and 8th graders to hear about Jesus and grow in their faith. The 2018 Tool Time Retreat will be on Saturday, April 14 beginning at 11:00 AM through Sunday, April 15 ending at 4:00 PM. The cost of the event is $60 per person.
CLICK HERE to register for the 2018 Tool Time Retreat.
St. John Lutheran Church & School students in the 6th grade and older may take our 4-week class for First Communion. The four weeks of class are offered each spring, with the next opportunity coming in the spring of 2019. Parents and students are required to attend the class all four weeks. Students and parents spend time each week talking about sin, confession, baptism and communion with the end of each class devoted to one on one time with parent and child talking about faith. At the end of those four weeks, parents have an opportunity to come with their children to the table for Communion at Maundy Thursday Worship.
Group Missions Trip
Each summer the youth of St. John will participate in a Group Missions Trip. This event involves serving for a week in the summer with 400+ High School and Middle School students from across the country. They will serve by painting, building wheel chair ramps, roofing, or porch work. For general information about this service opportunity, visit www.groupmissionstrips.com or email Steve Wilson at
During the week of July 21-28, 2018, our students will be serving the people of Breckinridge, MN. The cost per person is $350 plus incidentals. For more information or to register for this service opportunity, please CLICK HERE.
Local Service Projects
At least three times a year we will participate in service projects as a group. These may include helping at the Pontiac mission, and the Feed My Starving Children event.
Periodically during the year we will hold events for the purpose of fellowship. Those events will include Lock-ins, Capture the Flag (Local event), Bowling, Progressive Dinners, etc.
• Lighthouse is a place where Middle School students can come and feel safe and at home. Our activities include all students. It is also a place for students to bring their friends to share Jesus.
• 6:00-8:00 PM (except holidays)
• Bible study/prayer