High School Ministry

(9th-12th Grade)


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High School Youth Group

2nd & 4th Sundays of each month | 6:30-8 PM

High schoolers! Gather for some fun, fellowship, conversation, snacks, games, Bible study, and service projects. Each time will be different!

NOTE: There will be no youth group on December 23.

High School Leadership Training

Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM | October 24, December 5, February 6, April 24

Join together with your peers to learn or enhance your leadership skills. Confirmation junior guides, church school teachers and helpers are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Christina Verbick at (763) 496-2430.

High School Fall Overnight Retreat:

Relationships Redefined

Friday, Oct. 12 & Saturday, Oct. 13 at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids

Word of Peace high school youth (and friends!) will come together to share in the experiences of worship, service, games, and community. This retreat will include 3 other churches from around the area. You are sure to connect with old friends and meet new ones! You won’t want to miss this.

We will arrive at Faith Lutheran Church at 7 PM on Friday, and the retreat will end Saturday at 11 AM. Cost is $15 and breakfast is included. For more information, contact Christina Verbick at (763) 496-2430.

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Leadership Opportunities

Vacation Bible School Volunteer

High school students are encouraged to serve as leaders for our Vacation Bible School program with children aged 3 through 5th grade. Spend a week at Word of Peace leading games, activities, and learning opportunities! 2018 VBS dates are June 18-22. 

Summer Stretch Leader

High school students are encouraged to serve as leaders for our Summer Stretch program, which runs weekly on Wednesdays during the summer.  

Church School Teacher

A church school teacher serves as a leader, mentor and friend to a class of church school children. Typically, each class of students has a pair of teachers who share teaching responsibilities throughout the year. Invite a friend to co-teach with you! 

Confirmation Junior Guide

High school students at Word of Peace can serve as Junior Guides in Confirmation small groups. Each small group has an adult guide and a Junior Guide that lead conversation and facilitate discussion during small group time on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Junior Guides participate in servant and fellowship events with their small groups and attend periodic leadership training sessions throughout the year. 


For more information about any of these opportunities to serve, please contact Christina Verbick.

Event Permission and Health and Information Forms

For safety reasons, a health and information form and event permission form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian for all off-site church related youth activities (day trips as well as overnight events).

  • The  Event Permission Form  must be submitted to the Youth Ministry Office for every youth event.
  • The Health and Information Form must be submitted annually to the Youth Ministry Office, where it will be kept on file for the year. 


Christina Verbick

Christina Verbick
Director of Youth Ministry

(763) 496-2410 | Email Christina