In Class Lesson Nights:
The aim of the curriculum is to teach youth the Bible, and to have them engage in the Bible and Lutheran Theology by asking questions and thinking critically. Our hope is to teach youth how to think theologically, so that they can engage not only in scripture, but in real life, intelligently and faithfully. Each week has a central theme and question, and encourages youth to bring their own questions as well. We believe if youth can think faithfully, they will live faithfully.
Our experience nights allow students to hear and experience ways that people are engaging with their faith in the real world. Whether it is worshiping in a different way, learning about a different faith, hearing about someone’s career, hearing someone’s life story, engaging with a local charity or non-profit, hearing about a real life issue in our world, or something entirely different, youth are given examples of how faith is being lived out outside of our own walls. This invites youth to think about how they might also live out their faith in the present and in the future.
Trinity has a tremendous history of service to members of our church and the greater community. Service is also a major way that faith is lived out. Our youth will be linked with congregation members or community partners already engaged in service to our community. They will partner with these individuals or groups to complete service projects throughout the year.
In addition to the above curriculum, retreats are required in 7th and 9th grade, and we ask all students to find a mentor as part of our mentor program.
Please contact Pastor Tim with any questions.