YOUTH (JR/SR HIGH)
Good Sam Youth, Rise, is meeting online. You can learn more and join us here.
Here we strive to create an environment where our students can wrestle with their questions and doubts to build a strong foundation of faith. Ezra 10:4 says, “Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We wills support you, so take courage and do it.” This is exactly what we want! For our students to take ownership of their walk and have the tools to share that with others, while knowing that we )the leaders and other students) are behind them, supporting them along the way.
Jr. & Sr. High
Our Jr. & Sr. High curriculum is Grow, from Stuff You Can Use. Each month we work through a different series, touching on topics like friendship, prayer, wisdom, identity, and family. After the message, our students meet in growth groups where they not only engage in deeper discussions about the lesson, but also share the lives and build supportive relationships.
2020 TRIPS & EVENTS
Mexico Mission Trip
June 6 – 11, 2020
We are called to serve others and spread the gospel to the ends of the earth… but what about right next door? Join us for our annual Mexico Mission Trip! Spend a week working hard, sweating, and using porta potties in order to love our neighbor. During your time in Mexico, you will watch a dirt lot transform into a home for a family while God simultaneously transforms your heart. Will you let Him work through you this summer?
June 23 – June 27, 2020
Beach Camp is a retreat style summer trip to Huntington Beach, CA. Enjoy the waves and sunshine as well as some incredible opportunities to deepen relationships with friends… and Jesus. During this trip you will experience meaningful worship, an opportunity to serve at a local rescue mission, a day galavanting around a theme park, and plenty of beach time. Bring the sunscreen and deodorant!
Open to students 6th through 12th grade as of MAY 2020.
July 5-10, 2020
Open to Jr High only, Campfirmation is a camp experience that includes campfires, high-ropes, zip-lining, low-ropes, bible exploration, small group time, large group games, hiking, swimming pool, volleyball, basketball, archery, and more! Located in Prescott, AZ. Check out this all new summer camp experience!
July 25 – August 1, 2020
Leadership Lab is a week-long ELCA Christian leadership conference for Sr High students. Hosted by Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, Lab provides a space for our students to discover and develop their leadership skills, grow deeper in their faith through worship, and build relationships with other students in small groups. As soon as the doors to Centennial Hall are opened, our students are fully immersed in the culture of Leadership Lab and will meet passionate Christian students and leaders from all over the country. Leadership Lab is a 4-year program and offers post high school (3 years) and adult training (2 years) as well. For more information check out www.leadershiplab.net or contact Natalee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants must have COMPLETED their freshman year of High School.