Middle School Ministry

Embracing the faith

We challenge students to embrace the faith and make it their own. Each Wednesday, we cover topics relevant to life and key pieces of being a follower of Jesus today.

Join us to uncover 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.

Mile Markers for Middle Schoolers

Along a student's journey they will encounter important mile markers of their faith. As a church, we support them along this path and celebrate the turning points in their personal walk with Jesus.

  • Confirmation
  • Retreats

Join Us Wednesdays!

Join us every Wednesday night during the school year as kids gather for games, music, and a large group message relevant to their lives before breaking off into small groups to dive deeper into the lesson. 

Each night is focused on building connection and providing a space for each kid to have fun, be themselves, and grow in their faith. 

Lakeville // 6:30 PM

Northfield // 6:00 PM

Rosemount // 6:00 PM

Shakopee // 6:00 PM


Small Groups

Make lasting friendships with people who care about you and want to grow together. Small groups are your chance to go deeper and connect all your learning in church with your real life.




Connect with other students, learn more about Jesus, and have a blast!

We do two retreats (one for boys groups and one for girls groups) each year which are a highlight for both students and small group leaders. 

Boys Retreat: January 21 to 23, 2022
Girls Retreat: February 18 to 20, 2022

Lakeville RegistrationNorthfield RegistrationRosemount RegistrationShakopee Registration



Confirmation is a chance for you to publicly acknowledge faith in Jesus Christ and proclaim your faith as your own. It's not the “end” of one’s faith journey, but it affirms you 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.

What is the Confirmation Process?

The process often begins in 6th grade in the Middle School Ministry, though students may join as late as their 8th-grade year.

Throughout your time in middle school, you will have opportunities to embrace core elements of your faith during weekly worship, messages, and small group discussions and annual retreats.

Once you've completed your Confirmation requirements, you will have several opportunities to discuss your choice to be confirmed with the Middle School Coordinator, your small group, and your small group leader(s). Whether or not you choose to be confirmed, April through May of your 8th-grade year will be a preview of High School Ministry.

Confirmation Requirements:

  • Consistent and active participation in Middle School or High School Ministry
  • Participation in at least one Middle School or High School Retreat
  • Completion of a written Faith Statement
  • Faith Statement meeting with your small group leader(s)

High School students who are interested in participating in Confirmation, may contact our Campus Student Ministries Coordinators to get more information! 




Michael Baker

Student Ministries Director

Mike Lindsay

Lakeville Student Ministries Pastor

Jeff Wright

Northfield Student Ministries Pastor

Socheat Chum

Rosemount Student Ministries Coordinator

Erin Maroney

Shakopee Student Ministries Coordinator

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