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Middle School Ministry (6-8th grade)

Beginning September 23, Middle School and High School Ministries will be continuing our In-Person Services that all students are invited to attend. We will do our best to provide a safe environment that’s fun and full of Jesus! For families that would prefer to view online, services will be streamed live and can also be accessed and viewed later on-demand on our youtube channel at your convenience. We will also be continuing small groups to help young people embrace and live their faith in a group of their peers and led by an adult leader. Initially, those groups will take place outside our buildings - in green spaces, parking lots, in homes (with background checked adults present) other places in the community, or digitally. Please click here for High School, and here for Middle School to register for the upcoming year - registering will give us an idea of who is planning on joining us whether in person, online or unsure. Our team and volunteers are so excited help every student embrace and live their faith this fall and beyond - let us know if you have any questions.

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During Hosanna Church’s Middle School Ministry, students are given an opportunity to embrace the faith through small groups, Jesus-centered teaching, engaging worship, serving opportunities and prayer ministry.

According to our vision, Confirmation is an optional milestone that marks the transition from embracing the faith to living the faith.

Our first night of programming will be Wednesday, September 23, 2020, either online or together in person. Please look for email communications from Student Ministries throughout the summer.

Register

Register for 2020-2021 Middle School Ministry by clicking your campus

LAKEVILLE
NORTHFIELD
SHAKOPEE
ROSEMOUNT

Email  with any questions. 

Curriculum 

If you would like to view past or current sermon recordings from Student Ministries, please visit Vimeo or email with what you are looking for.

We will challenge students to embrace the faith and make it their own by covering relevant topics and key pieces of what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus today. Teaching topics include: the radical life of Jesus, his death and resurrection, our identity in Christ, sharing our faith, serving others, the Bible, prayer, worship, and the Holy Spirit.

Key Mile Markers on a student’s journey towards Embracing the Faith include:

  • 7th and 8th Grade Retreats
  • Confirmation
  • Small Groups
  • Transition to 6th Grade

Confirmation

Confirmation at Hosanna Church is a chance for students to publicly acknowledge faith in Jesus Christ and make their faith their own. Confirmation is not the “end” of one’s faith journey, nor is it equivalent to salvation. Confirmation students affirm they are on a personal journey to know Christ more. Participation in Confirmation is an optional part of our Middle School Ministry. Regardless of the choice to go through confirmation, all 8th-grade students will transition to the High School Ministry as a small group in the spring.

Rescheduled Confirmation Services for 8th Grade & High School Students in the 2019-2020 School Year

Due to the unique nature of the Confirmation service, we will be offering one all-campus live-streamed service, which will remain on-demand for families to access at a time that works for them. This allows families to gather together in their homes to celebrate and honor students as they publicly acknowledge their faith. It also emphasizes your family unit as the primary nurturers of faith! All campus staff will be represented so that each student, family, and leader will be honored as a part of the student's faith journey.
 
The whole service will be online-only, there won’t be any students participating in person. While this is a bummer, we believe this can end up being a special time to celebrate at home with families! We will be providing a Confirmation gift that will have the physical elements of the service available to you at home, which will be ready to pick up the first week in October.
 
There will be elements of Confirmation that are for all of our confirming students (worship, a message, testimonies) and then each campus will have a segment where the campus student pastor will read all names of the students and pray for/bless each small group. Once your campus is completed, you wouldn’t need to continue watching the other campuses, unless you'd like! (Lakeville, our largest campus, will be going last so you wouldn’t have to listen to all their names.)

Confirmation services are available online October 10th at 10 am via our YouTube channel, or on-demand after.

What is the Confirmation Process?

The Confirmation process ideally begins in 6th grade in the Middle School Ministry (MSM), though students may join as late as their 8th-grade year. Throughout a student’s time in Middle School Ministry, they will have opportunities to embrace core elements of their faith during weekly worship, messages, and small group discussions. Weekly programming and the annual retreat serve as building blocks for students in preparation for Confirmation. Once a student reaches 8th grade and completes their Confirmation requirements, they will have several opportunities to discuss their choice with the Middle School Coordinator, their small group, and their Small Group Leader(s). Whether a student chooses to confirm their faith or not, 8th grade students transition into the High School Ministry (HSM) from April-May to give students a preview of HSM and what living the faith looks like.

Students in grades 9-12 that are interested in participating in Confirmation, please contact your Campus Student Ministries Coordinator to get more information! 

Confirmation Requirements:

  • Consistent and active participation in MSM or HSM
  • Participation in at least one Middle School or High School Retreat
  • Completion of a written Faith Statement
  • Faith Statement Meeting with Small Group Leader(s)

Students in grades 9-12 that are interested in participating in Confirmation, please contact your Campus Student Ministries Coordinator to get more information!   

Important Confirmation Dates For Programming Year 2020-2021: 

  • 7/8th Grade Girls Retreat: January 22-24, 2021 (Refund and Registration Deadline is Friday, February 8) 
  • 7/8th Grade Boys Retreat: February 19-21, 2021 (Refund and Registration Deadline is Friday, January 5) 
  • Confirmation Parent Meeting: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021: 8:15-8:45 pm at all campuses immediately following the Ash Wednesday services in the respective Worship Center.
  • Student Faith Statements Due Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
  • Confirmation Services:
    • Lakeville |Saturday, May 8, 2021 | Small Groups ending in an ODD number at 10 am |  Small Groups ending in an EVEN number at 12:30 pm service 
    • Northfield | Sunday, May 9, 2021 | 12 - 12:45 (immediately following the 10:45 service)
    • Rosemount | Sunday, May 9, 2021 | 12 - 12:45 (immediately following the 10:45 service)
    • Shakopee | Sunday, May 9, 2021 | 12 - 12:45 (immediately following the 10:45 service)
 
 

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