Youth @ NLC
This is a place where you can grow in relationship to God and others. This is a community where you can bring friends and make new ones. This is a place that values the gifts, talents, vitality, and passion that Junior and Senior High kids bring. Join us to learn, grow, love, and serve in Jesus Christ.
Inve$t in Our Youth: NLC Youth April Fundraiser
Extended through Sunday, June 2! | Outside the Fishbowl
Stop by the display outside the Fishbowl, pick your amount, purchase "stock," and help support youth summer trips! The youth will be traveling to the Boundary Waters and Camp Vermilion as they grow in faith and friendship this summer. Stockholders will receive a postcard sent from one of these fantastic trips!
Meet our HS Leadership Team!
2019 HS Leadership Team Committees
* = Second year on HSLT
Sign up for BWCA Summer 2019!
July 22-29 | Wilderness Canoe Base
NLC Youth and Youth Alumni (those who have participated in HSHO in the last 4 years) will be returning to Wilderness Canoe base for another week of adventure in the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area this summer! Our 19-22 year old group will be attending during the same week as our high school trip but doing separate activities and will go out on trail separately.
This trip offers a truly unmatched experience in one of the most unique, beautiful and untouched wilderness areas in the entire world and a treasure of Minnesota. It will feature 2 nights and days spent in service and fun in and around Wilderness Canoe Base followed by 4 days and nights camping and canoeing in the BWCA and one last night back at WCB.
Who: NLC Youth and Youth Alumni from the last 4 years (19-22 year olds)
When: July 22-29
Where: Wilderness Canoe Base and the Boundary Waters in Grand Marais, MN
Register for 2019-20 Children and Youth Activities!
Click the button below to use our All-in-One form to register your whole family for Choir, Sunday School, Confirmation, High School Hang Out and KFC.
In middle school? Click here for more information and/or to register for confirmation.
High School Hangout!
In high school? Check out High School Hangout!
Donuts & Devotions
Looking for something fun on Sunday mornings? Check out Donuts & Devotions
Interested in music and gathering with your friends? Check out Youth Choir
Are you a dancer who wants to share your gift during worship? Check out Liturgical Dance
Ready to serve?
Questions? Wondering about finding the right place for you? We’d love to help! Please contact Maggie Jones at email@example.com / 952.929.1697 x369.
NLC Youth in Action
Check out normluthyouth on Facebook to see all the different NLC Youth adventures!
What is NLC Youth About?
My Favorite Place to Be... My Sanctuary
By Annika Henry
I have been going to NLC my whole life. I'm grateful for the times my parents would make me go to church because "they said so” for so many reasons…
First off, I met my best friend here in Cherub Choir. We didn't go to the same school up until high school, so church was our main connecting point. I can't imagine not being her friend, not being a dynamic duo, and not having shared countless experiences that would later become the foundation of my identity. Whether or not we're in church, Lindsay and I prefer to be addressed as "LANNIKA." I have grown with her throughout the years – like literally grown with her. We were the same height until we were 15 and I grew an inch and she did not.
The first time I started appreciating church was when I was in Confirmation, playing guitar with our former youth director, Steve. I'm actually terrified by crowds and being anywhere near the center of attention, but when I'm in church my anxiety is dulled and I feel so much better afterward. Once when I was in a hospital, I would play “Sanctuary” on my guitar every night to end the day on a positive note. My roommate, who was atheist, loved the song and she would sing along at night before we would go to bed. She didn't care that it was a religious song, it made her happy and she saw how it helped me.
Going to Youth Group every Wednesday became the highlight of my week. It's how I met Betsy Narr, probably the coolest person I know who still uses the slang term "rad." I'm not great at describing feelings, but it sort of feels like I'm Anakin Skywalker (pre-burning in lava and becoming Darth Vader) and she's Obi-Wan Kenobi. And when Maggie Jones got here I wasn't sure about my opinion of her. But then I got a fish for the Fishbowl (aka the Youth Room) and she just went with it, so I knew we were going to get along just fine. While being involved with Normandale Youth, I have also learned that I'm actually a good person that makes people happy, as well as that somewhat of a leader. Score.