Youth Programs and Ministry - 7th-8th Grade

Mount Olivet Church offers a variety of programs for children and youth of all ages.  If you have questions regarding youth ministry, please contact a member of the youth ministry team or call the church office at 612.926.7651 for additional information regarding programs at either of our campus locations.

Confirmation

Confirmation at Mount Olivet is a two & a half year program beginning with the First Communion/Bible Presentation in the spring of 6th grade. The Confirmation program helps 7th and 8th graders learn more about the Bible, Lutheranism, faith and God while building relationships with their peers, Pastors and Church. During these very important years, students are instructed weekly by a Confirmation small group leader, the Confirmation Director and Pastors. Contact Angie St.Dennis (MPLS) or Zach Spirov (WEST) for more information.

Junior High Alive

Junior High Alive is a unique program for 7th and 8th graders to participate in fun and fellowship. JHA activities include retreats, service opportunities, peer ministry and adopt-a-grandparent.  These often coordinate with Confirmation or choir activities.
Register for JHA events

Adopt-A-Grandparent

 This program is a fun way to develop responsibility and caring for others by pairing 7th & 8th graders with elderly residents of Mount Olivet Home and Mount Olivet Careview Home.
The program runs October through April and meets on 2 Mondays of each month.  (4:45-7PM) 
Contact Geoff Arenson with questions or to sign up

Chancel Choir

A group of 7th and 8th grade singers, who are active in Confirmation, and other junior high activities of Mount Olivet. This choir serves as a unique opportunity for young adolescents to create and build relationships with their peers and their church.  Join anytime! 

 
Oct
28
October 28
Saturday 1:00 PM
Join the rest of your junior high church friends for a day outside in the wonderful fall weather. We are heading to Severs Corn Maze for the afternoon. Cost is for transportation, admission into the park, and a few extra perks at the park. Please bring extra cash for snacks and prizes. Transportation will be provided from both campuses. Please drop off at your respective campus at 1pm. We will arrive back for pick up at 5pm.
Minneapolis: No Room Needed
Oct
28
October 28
Saturday 1:00 PM
Join the rest of your junior high church friends for a day outside in the wonderful fall weather. We are heading to Severs Corn Maze for the afternoon. Cost is for transportation, admission into the park, and a few extra perks at the park. Please bring extra cash for snacks and prizes. Transportation will be provided from both campuses. Please drop off at your respective campus at 1pm. We will arrive back for pick up at 5pm.
Minneapolis: No Room Needed
Nov
03
November 03
Friday 4:30 PM
Our annual Chancel Choir trip down to Gustavus! Pizza Party, dance in the Gustavus Dive, movie, devotions, meals in the College Cafeteria, shopping time in the College bookstore, and rehearsal in Christ Chapel! The best Junior High Event of the year!
Cost: $85 (partial scholarships available upon request)

Drop-off and pick up at 1700 Chapel
Minneapolis: No Room Needed
Nov
03
November 03
Friday 5:00 PM
Our annual Chancel Choir trip down to Gustavus! Pizza Party, dance in the Gustavus Dive, movie, devotions, meals in the College Cafeteria, shopping time in the College bookstore, and rehearsal in Christ Chapel! The best Junior High Event of the year!
Cost: $85 (partial scholarships available upon request)

West: No Room Needed
Dec
28
December 28
Thursday 12:30 PM
Join the Junior High Youth Staff for this fun Retreat! Mall of America, Movie, Buca for dinner, devotions, Sacred Ground, swimming, and breakfast! Mount Olivet 8th Graders and their non-member friends are invited to this event! Please bring $$ for lunch & snack at the movie. If you would like to purchase anything at the Mall of America please bring extra spending money.

Cost: $65 (Cost includes: Transportation, lodging, movie ticket, dinner, & breakfast)
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Dec
28
December 28
Thursday 12:30 PM
Join the Junior High Youth Staff for this fun Retreat! Mall of America, Movie, Buca for dinner, devotions, Sacred Ground, swimming, and breakfast! Mount Olivet 8th Graders and their non-member friends are invited to this event! Please bring $$ for lunch & snack at the movie. If you would like to purchase anything at the Mall of America please bring extra spending money.

Cost: $65 (Cost includes: Transportation, lodging, movie ticket, dinner, & breakfast)

Conference and Retreat Center ,