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In the Bible, Moses told the children of Israel to teach their children God’s Words.
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” (Deuteronomy 6:7-).
We at Divine Savior take that seriously. We offer Sunday school classes from September through May for nursery through middle school. Middle school students (6th to 8th grade) receive formal, pastor-led spiritual training through our confirmation program. And our middle school and high school students meet regularly for social and growth opportunities. One of our newest opportunities is our summer boot camp, a week-long, offsite, outdoor experience (one for middle school; one for high school) designed to help our youth grow in their faith.
We’ve started with an online experience, but are keeping options open as pandemic circumstances change. No matter the format, children will be taught God’s Word and the love Jesus has for us! Please register your kindergarten through grade 8 children HERE. Questions? Contact [email protected].
Confirmation is a time of formal, pastor-led instruction for our middle school members. Our confirmands become more familiar with our faith, ask questions about it, and especially make it their own. At Divine Savior, instruction centers around Martin Luther’s Small Catechism for our 7th and 8th grade students. 6th graders learn about the Bible.
We deliver confirmation instruction in a retreat format. This school year, those retreats are September 16-17, 2022, November 11-12, 2022, and February 3-4,, 2023. Students engage the material at home with some pre-retreat work, receive instruction from our pastors at the retreats, then meet with their parents and one of our pastors after the retreat.
The Rite of Confirmation is usually celebrated on Palm Sunday.
Boot camps are held for middle school youth and for high school youth each summer. Boot camp is a camping experience, in which our youth deny themselves some of the luxuries of life in order to draw closer to God. Physical activities and spiritual conversations work together to help our youth think deeply about their faith.
National Youth Gathering
Every three years, Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod high school youth from around the country gather for a week of worship, study, service, and fun. In 2022, our youth joined the Gathering in Houston under the theme, “In All Things.”