The goal of our youth ministry is not simply for kids to have fun at church or even to make it through Confirmation and remain connected afterwards. Rather, our goal is to help our youth develop into mature Christians.
Our Associate Pastor, Pastor Linda Thurston, heads up our Christian Education programs. Youth ministry is where she began her ministerial journey, and now she finds herself "home again" with the youth at Christus Victor
To read her story...
Our Confirmation program is a 3-year youth ministry experience - for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students - helping equip students to say YES to God who said YES to them in their baptism. Confirmation meets Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8pm during the school year.
For more information on our Confirmation program...
Each year, our high school aged youth take a mission trip. These week-long journeys, help them to open their eyes, soften their hearts, and change their lives.
In July of 2017, the CV Youth traveled to Cairo, Illinois.
To find out more about this life-changing trip...
ELCA Youth Gathering 2018
June 27 - July 1, 2018 * Houston, Texas
In the summer of 2018, a group of CV Youth traveled to Houston, Texas and took part in This Changes Everything, the ELCA's Youth Gathering. They shared their experiences with us during services the weekend of August 18-19. Coming soon: we will share their experiences with you on our website.
To find out more about the Youth Gathering ...