Youth (Jr. & Sr. High School) Projects & Events


2019 LCMS Youth Gathering

Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.  The next Gathering will be held on July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry 
of Saint Louis, MO. Registration for the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering will open in the fall of 2018.
Junior High Youth Gathering (click to view video) June 1-3, 2018 Frankenmuth, MI
Several of our youth were able to attend this year’s youth gathering in Frankenmuth in June. They heard some great speakers and met with youth from all over Michigan to celebrate HIM – this year’s theme. 
“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen” Romans 11:36

We all know the one go-to answer to most questions asked in our Sunday School, “Jesus.” He is indeed the center of our Christian faith. When we live in a world where our lives are constantly being pulled in a million different directions social media, school, sports, family, friends, music…the list goes on… we can start to view Jesus as an afterthought.

This gathering dove into three aspects of our life in Christ: From HIM, Through HIM and To HIM.

The youth heard the reality of the peace that is found in the Gospel. The fact that all things are from HIM. The truth that we do not have to search for Christ because he has found us. We do not earn God’s favor because he has won it on the Cross. (John 1, 2 Cor. 1:20, Colossians 1:16-18)

The youth were empowered to live through HIM. To see that their life does not have to be a constant battle for approval or acceptance but that they can live from the grace that is given to them in Christ. (Phil 4:11-13, Romans 12:1-2)

The youth were moved to praise as they rejoice in the truth that our lives are lived under grace to HIM! That our lives consist in a joy filled expression of the love that was first given to us. (Phil. 4:4, 1 John 4:19)

Michigan District Senior High Youth Gathering 2017

The Youth at COS traveled June 25 to June 28 to Mackinac Island for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Senior High

Gathering. Most events took place at the Mission Point Resort. Pastor Stephen joined the youth on this adventure. Some of the photos from this experience appear below. The theme verse was 2 Samuel 22:2: “He said, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer.”   The organizers pray that the speakers, music, sectionals, and fellowship provide everyone with additional skills and spiritual growth. Activities included: Bible studies; lawn games, Fort Mackinac, group challenges, worship, bike rentals, fellowship, evening activities, servant events, concerts, sports, sectionals, boat cruises, testimonies and carriage rides.


2017 Summer Mission Trip

In July 2017 Pat, Maria, Lisa and Alex traveled to Virginia and Tennessee to work with the Mountain Heritage Missions. As in past years, they helped to make a difference in the lives of this area’s residents, many of whom are very poor. If you are able, please plan to attend the summer 2018 mission trip. For more information about Mountain Heritage Missions visit their website.
See photos below.

2016 – Youth Group Mission Trip To Tennessee

13 people attended Mountain Heritage Missions trip that The trip left on June 25 and returned back to Holland July 2nd, 2016. For additional information,visit:
2016 – National Youth Gathering
Seven people attended this once every 3 year event, 5 youths and 2 adults. This location was New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) along with approximately 25, 000 to 30,000 other participants. For additional information, visit:
The group left July 14 and returned back to Holland July 20.

MAKING NOV. 2, 2018
MAKING NOV. 2, 2018