Youth Ministries: Grades 6 through 12

Atonement seeks to make young disciples and help them grow deeper in faith and their relationship with Christ and each other. For more information about our youth ministries listed below, or if you have any questions, email Pastor John Gabrielson or call 320-252-6203.

Spirit Trek: Atonement’s Confirmation Program

Youth in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9 gather on Wednesday evenings during the school year to learn about Jesus’ teachings while participating in service projects and retreats. The Spirit Trek journey concludes with confirmation in the fall of the student’s grade 10 year. Because we know that students and families are busy, all are invited to gather for pizza ($1/slice) each week at 5:30 pm before Worship.

Spirit Trek 2019-2020

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FaithLife Milestones

Celebrations of events that nurture faith. Youth milestone events celebrated at Atonement include:

  • Confirmation
  • Grade 6 Bibles (entering Spirit Trek)
  • Senior Sending

Junior High (Grades 6–8)

During the school year, junior high students are encouraged to participate in events (for example, Junior High Jam) that provide opportunities to share fellowship, serve others, and worship God. They also participate in canoe camping trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, summer servant trips, synod youth gatherings, and summer get-togethers. Students are encouraged to participate in worship, Bible studies, and servant projects.

Senior High (Grades 9–12)

Senior high students share fellowship and fun at a variety of events. Students participate in synod and national youth gatherings. Summer trips include canoe camping to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, leadership retreats, and service trips. Students are encouraged to participate in worship, Bible studies, and service projects.

Luther Crest Bible Camp

Atonement has a strong partnership with Luther Crest Bible Camp located on West Lake Carlos near Alexandria. LCBC offers summer camps for children and youth as well as retreat opportunities for adults. Scholarships are available to Atonement families who need assistance. For more information, contact Luther Crest by phone, 320-846-2431.

Peer Ministry—“SOUL Seekers”

Peer ministers are examples to others. Young learn they are important to their church because the church recognizes them as vital participants in ministry. Peer ministers form lifelong habits of “doing unto the least of these.” They willingly take on leadership and service projects. The SOUL Seekers coordinate and facilitate different Atonement’s events and summer day camp.

Youth Event Calendar