Youth & Family Ministries — Youth Nurture

We have groups for all ages, from our Wednesday Night Live program to regular middle school and high school activities, you'll find a place to connect with friends at Faith.

Faith does not have A YOUTH GROUP!  We have many, many Youth Groups that are always ready to welcome you.  Be part of our Sunday School, children’s programs, Vacation Bible School, Day Camp, Sr. High activities, Middle School events and multigenerational adventures!

You can't teach faith.  You catch faith!  Faith children, youth and teens are invited to catch the faith and share it with others.  Some events are focused on your needs - some events events might include other groups - some events allow teens to share their gifts.  We offer variety in a nurturing community.

21 Middle School Christmas Party

Registration Medical Authorization Forms For All YFM Events  
(Sunday School, WNL, Fellowship Events)     

Sunday School — Begins September 19

Sunday School begins with music, motion and prayer in Faith’s sanctuary at 10:10 AM. Children, youth and teens then head to their classrooms for Bible stories, games, music and crafts! Sunday School is ALWAYS FREE!

Sunday School Calendar

Sunday School Registration

Wednesday Night Live — Begins September 22

Wednesday Night Live is an evening of adventure! Learning, sharing stories, talking about what God’s Word and love mean for us, fun fellowship, hanging out together, sharing a meal, praying and laughing and worshiping together.

All children and youth in grades 2 through 12 are welcome to join us each week. 

Our goal is to share in caring conversations, empow- er children and youth to lead lives of practical disci- pleship by learning how to talk about God and about the story of God’s people and His love, and to create an environment that includes and values all. We hope you will join us for the journey.
WNL Booklet
WNL Registration
WNL Tuition & Scholarship

Affirming Our Faith (Confirmation)

Confirmation is a two year process at Faith Lutheran Church during which 7th & 8th graders undertake a more in-depth study of the Bible and of Lutheran Theology (how Lutherans talk about God).  Confirmation classes run concurrent with our Wednesday Night Live program, 5:30-6:30 PM each week, plus there is an annual canoe trip for all confirmation age youth.

Confirmation Canoe Trip

Our Confirmation Canoe Trip kids will be headed out for the annual trip the third week of June 2022. 

Middle School Overnight

Watch for details.  Faith’s Sr. High Youth will host an overnignt for 6th - 8th grade youth.  We’ll have fun, learn a little and make better friends!

Teen Class Sunday School Sundays
Returns on Septembetr 19

Once every quarter — Intergenerational Sunday School.  After the First Five Minutes in the Sanctuary, meet with adult friends in the Family Center for lively discussion.

All other Sunday School Sunday -- Teen Class in the Youth Room.  Join adult facilitators for faithful discussion.  Most weeks we will use the Faith Lens materials from the ELCA.  We will explore relationship between today and the scripture.  Once a month, we will invite a member of the congregation to share their faith story.  You are wlecome to invite friends and bring a snack to share.

Wednesday Night Sr. High Group 
Returns September 22

Join the gang for full, fellowship, discussion and service.  We promise a lively evening from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  The evening begins wil a mellow welcome, recreation and homework.  Our Youth Room is ready for you to relax and stretch out.  At 7:30 PM, we jump in with activities, discussion, laughter, prayer, meditation, bon fires . . . Your leadership is always needed to build activities.

High School Overnights

Watch for details.  Faith’s college alimni and adult frineds will host an overnignt for Sr. High youth.  We’ll have fun, learn a little and make better friends!

National Lutheran Youth Gathering

Who wants to go to Minneapolis in 2022!  We are already prepering for our next HUGE adventure!  If you are an adult volunteer (21 or older in 2022) or from the class of 2022, 2023, 2024 & 2025, 2026 you can join our team.  Watch for fundraising opportunities.

Lutheran Youth Organization

The LYO of the Southeastern Iowa Synod is a ministry of, for, by, and among youth. It exists to support congregational youth ministries and to provide opportunities for youth to gather to be encouraged in their faith and build relationships with each other and God. As a result, the youth are able to have a voice that is heard, recognized, and valued by the entire Church while being inspired and equipped to witness and serve others in the name of Jesus Christ.

Faith Lutheran Church - 155 Boyson Road, Marion, IA 52302 - 319.377.9700