Trinity’s youth provide leadership assistance with the Jubilation Sunday Children’s Ministry. High school youth serve as apprentice leaders with 4-12 years old children. Junior Confirmation students lead the closing prayer each week. Both these groups of youth also share the love of Jesus with their presence with the kids at the Jubilation opening time each week.
Junior High JaM (Jesus and Me)
Youth in 6th-8th grades and their friends meet from 6-8 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month during the school year for a time of fellowship, devotional study and worship, play and refreshments. In addition, Trinity participates in the Central Illinois District (LCMS) JH Lockin (typically on the 2nd Friday in November).
Junior High Camp
Held annually at Great Oaks Camp in Lacon, Illinois, the Sunday-Wednesday camp invites youth going into 6th-8th grades in the fall (after camp) to participate and friends are always invited! High school youth (going into 9-12th grades) are invited to serve as youth leaders for the camp. A variety of activities take place including Bible study and worship, group building initiatives, high ropes experiences, hiking and fishing, a service project, free time and just an all-around great time with friends in the middle of summer.
High School Refuge & Celebrations
Refuge invites freshmen through senior youth to hang out monthly at various homes during the school year for food, time for good play and conversation, and creative devotions. Friends are always invited. Celebrations are times to play either at Trinity or in the Peoria-area.
All-Youth Christmas Party
Each December 6th-12th grade youth and friends gather with other Peoria-area churches’ youth and adults for a movie and pizza party at Landmark Theater (Peoria) and then a time of play and Christmas worship at Concordia Lutheran School (Peoria).
National Youth Gathering
The major trip happens every three years with the 2022 gathering set for in Houston, Texas. Go to lcmsgathering.com for more information.
For more information about Trinity’s youth ministry contact DCE Scott Rauch (email@example.com) or Pastor Matthew Synnott (firstname.lastname@example.org).