Middle School Ministry

Jr. High District Youth Gathering 2020



Every year our district of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod organizes an amazing retreat for Jr. High/Middle School youth. There are great speakers, fun breakout sessions, games and awesome worship experiences. Plus youth get to meet other youth from all over the district! The theme for this year’s Jr. High Gathering is “Royal” based on 1 Peter 1:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light”. Who am I? This is a constant question that we try to answer throughout life. We look to our parents, teachers, mentors, friends, church and the latest Instagram or Tic Tok post for answers. We try

hard to be what everyone wants us to be and yet can feel like we are not enough.  At this gathering we want to provide an engaging and safe environment to question who we  are by first looking at Whose we are? God brings us into his royal family through the death and resurrection of Jesus. 

We are free to discover who we are because of who Christ is. 


Here are the Details:
When: Feb.29 – Mar. 1, 2020
Where: Concordia University Irvine, CA

Who: Youth in Grades 6-8

Cost:  Early Registration $130 Before Jan. 12 2020
  Late Registration $160 After Feb. 5 2020

*Since registration is due right after Christmas we will be asking for a $50 

deposit and will have you pay the remaining balance depending on whether 

you registered before Jan. 12 or after Jan. 12

Registration Includes lodging, meals, program and gathering T-shirt
Youth are always welcome to invite friends. 

Scholarships are available.


Encounter Bible Study 6-8 Grade


 We want Middle School youth to encounter the Living God and the best way to do that is to study God's Word 

in a fun and engaging way.
When: Sundays 4pm-5pm
(right after Confirmation Class Sundays 3pm-3:50pm)
Where: Christ the King Lutheran

 Youth Room
Check out our Church Calendar 



Confirmation (youth in 6 grade and up) 

A new Confirmation Class will be starting Sunday, September 16, and will meet  in the Youth Room from 3-3:50PM on Sundays. 

For more information or to sign up for Confirmation contact Bonnie Hicks at Bonniehicks@ctknp.com or call at 805-498-2217.

What is  Confirmation?

The Lutheran Church is highly committed to Biblical education for children, youth and adults. The foundation of that educational process is often called among us "Confirmation." We call it "Confirmation" because our goal is to "confirm" . . .

1.  The certainty of our hope for eternal life with God.
2.  Our teachings, beliefs and values with the Bible.
3.  Our actions to be increasingly consistent with our intellectual understanding of Biblical truth.
4.  Our God-given faith now expressed by our personal testimony.
5.  Our participation in the local church and the entire Christian community.
6.  Our mission by engaging intentionally in service (ministry) which tells others of our hope in Jesus Christ.
7.  Our life-long commitment to follow Jesus Christ (discipleship) together with His body, the Church.

Again, youth in 6 grade or higher are welcome to attend Confirmation.

  It is a two year, weekly class. 
Classes begin Mid-September each year.

Contact Bonnie Hicks for more information at Bonniehicks@ctknp.com


Understanding Teenage Brains- Mark Oestreicher

 In what ways might teenagers uniquely reflect the Imago Dei, the  doctrine that asserts humans are made in the image of God? Our hope is that when we understanding  the uniqueness of adolescent development (which really means  understanding teenage brains), we can help them grow in their faith