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Youth Faith Formation
New Hope Lutheran Church values the gifts that people of all ages bring to our community of faith. However, as fellow children of God, Children and Youth have special gifts to share that enrich the rest of us. Their presence, opinions, enthusiasm, and spiritual gifts are highly valued and taken seriously at New Hope. We offer a safe, affirming atmosphere where Children and Youth, as well as Adults can grow in their faith and commitment to the Lord of the Church, Jesus Christ. We continually strive to offer age-appropriate opportunities for learning and service that engage both the head and heart, and are relevant to each person’s daily life. Children, Youth and their Families are welcome participants in every aspect of our congregational life.
Re: Form - It's like God-caffine for youth ministry! Re: Form is a DVD and activity based curriculum that uses fun videos and age appropriate resources to allow Confirmation students to wrestle with Christian theology and the Lutheran faith tradtion. Cofirmation begins with dinner at 6:00 PM, and class time is from 6:30-7:45 PM.
Sticky Faith: Sticky Faith is a DVD based curriculum that helps teenagers nurture their faith beyond high school and to develop a lasting faith in God. High school students wrestle with real-life issues that they will face as college students, and explore how being a person of faith can impsct their decsion making. Coupled with the Sticky Faith Curriculum are practical lessons on how to prepare for their college eperience.
The ELCA Youth Gathering is a national convention held every 3 years in a different American city attended by high-school-age youth of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The years before 2009 the gathering would last two weeks, with certain churches coming one week, the others going the second week. The gathering lasts around 5 days and each day is focused on a form a of service. Each convention has a central theme to it. These themes are focused on a certain scripture from the bible.
Lutherhill Outings: Our local Lutheran camp is Lutherhill Camp in La Grange, Texas. Several times a year Lutherhill provides retreats and activities for kids and youth, as well as yearly summer camps. New Hope participates in the Junior High and Senior High retreats, summer camps, and other events each year.