Middle School Ministry

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Axis is our Middle School faith formation ministry. We meet on Wednesday nights from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, October through April.

The mission of Axis is to support kids and their families in their relationship with Jesus, walk alongside them as they find the presence of God in their own life, and affirm the baptismal promises.

What We Do

We spend our time together exploring and practicing the basics of what it means to be God’s faithful people. We look at the stories of God’s relationship with His people in the Bible to find ourselves in them and discover our identity in Christ as children of God. We go deeper into our Lutheran faith tradition and seek to find out what being “saved by grace through faith” means in our lives. We put our faith into action by serving throughout our community and within our congregation. A key element of this faith formation ministry is equipping families with ideas and practices to connect faith to everyday life. All of this takes place in both large group and small group settings, family nights, and one-on-one mentoring.

Connect

  • Sunday worship: 9:00am & 10:30am, September-May.  9:30am, June-August.
  • Wednesday worship: 6:30pm, June-August.
  • Wacky Wednesdays: 5:45-6:30, October-April. Pizza & group games!
  • Various events & retreats throughout the year plus Camp Wapo in the summer.

Parents are welcome to interact on Facebook, while kids should follow us on Instagram (@POPyouthfamily). 

To learn more,  email Brent, Director of Youth and Family Ministry, or call him 763-560-8958 (office).

 

7th & 8th grade: Axis Calendar 2016-2017

September

28 – Begin! Intros & overviews                                       -Pizza & games, 5:45-6:30

October                                                                                    -Axis, 6:30-8:00

5 – Small Group Covenant & Bonding                         Notes & other dates:

12 – Service night: Sandwiches                                               Sept. 14: 1st Year Orientation.

19 – MEA (Up to small groups to meet)                       Nov. 23: Worship & Sandwich making.

26 – Jesus                                                                        Dec: 24-25: Christmas services.

November                                                                                Jan. 27-28: Ultimate Lock-in

2 – Matthew                                                                             Feb. 3-4: Wapo Retreat

9 – Mark

16 – Luke

23 – Axis Off/Attend Thanksgiving worship

30 – John

December

7 – Acts

14 – Kids’ Questions night/ Parents’ conversation

21 –Christmas party

28 – Off (Merry Christmas!)

 

January 2017

4 – Paul

11 – Romans

18 – 1 & 2 Corinthians

25 – Galatians

 

 

February

1 – Letters                                                                                                   Notes & other dates:

8 – Revelation                                                                                   Mar. 1: Lent & Mentoring begin.

15 – Service night                                                                              Apr 9-16: Holy Week services.

22 – Kids’ Questions night/ Parents’ conversation                 Apr. 26: Last Axis for the season.

Jun. 19-22: Mission Week 2017.

Jul. 30-Aug.4: Camp Wapo.

March

1 – Ash Wednesday: Mentoring & Worship

8 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

15 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

22 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

29 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

 

April

5 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

12 – Spring Term

19 – Spring Term

26 – Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9th Grade: Axis Calendar 2016-2017

 

September

28 – Begin! Intros & Overviews                                      Pizza & games, 5:45-6:30

October                                                                                    Axis, 6:30-8:00

5 – Small Group Covenant & Bonding                         Notes & other dates:

12 – Service night                                                             Sept. 14: 1st Year Orientation.

19 – MEA (Up to small groups to meet)                       Nov. 23: Worship & Sandwich making.

26 – Baptism                                                                    Dec: 24-25: Christmas services.

November                                                                            Jan. 27-28: Ultimate Lock-in

2 – Baptism                                                                         Feb. 3-4: Wapo Retreat

9 – Communion

16 – Communion

23 – Axis Off/Attend Thanksgiving worship

30 – Kids’ Questions night/ Parents’ conversation

December

7 – Lord’s Prayer

14 – Lord’s Prayer

21 –Christmas party

28 – Off (Merry Christmas!)

 

 

 

 

 

January 2017

4 – Kids’ Questions night/ Parents’ Conversation

11 – Apostles Creed

18 – Apostles Creed

25 – 10 Commandments

 

February

1 – 10 Commandments                                                                      Notes & other dates:

8 – Luther & Lutheran                                                                       Mar. 1: Lent & Mentoring begin.

15 – Service night                                                                              Apr 9-16: Holy Week services.

22 – Kids’ Questions night/ Parents’ conversation                   Apr. 26: Last Axis for the season.

Jun. 19-22: Mission Week 2017.

Jul. 30-Aug.4: Camp Wapo.

March

1 – Ash Wednesday: Mentoring & Worship

8 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

15 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

22 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

29 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

 

April

5 – Lent: Mentoring & Worship

12 – Spring Term

19 – Spring Term

26 – Party