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.
Click here for class times and contact information.
Click here for Confirmation Time & Talent registration (8 required service hours)

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! 

 
Aug
22
August 22
Tuesday 1:30 PM
A special retreat for involved Mount Olivet 8th Graders. We will go to Carbone’s Pizzeria for a late pizza lunch then head out to the retreat center for games, leadership building activities, worship service, singing, sacred ground, and swimming time! Lunch, dinner, and breakfast are provided in your registration fee.
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Aug
22
August 22
Tuesday 1:30 PM
A special retreat for involved Mount Olivet 8th Graders. We will go to Carbone’s Pizzeria for a late pizza lunch then head out to the retreat center for games, leadership building activities, worship service, singing, sacred ground, and swimming time! Lunch, dinner, and breakfast are provided in your registration fee.
Conference and Retreat Center ,
Aug
24
August 24
Thursday 9:30 AM
Join your Junior High Youth Staff for a day trip to Valleyfair! We will leave at 9:30 and head over to the park for a fun day of rides and return back at 4pm. Cost is $30 and includes transportation and park admission. Please bring money for lunch. We can’t wait for you to join us!
West: No Room Needed
Aug
24
August 24
Thursday 9:30 AM
Join your Junior High Youth Staff for a day trip to Valleyfair! We will leave at 9:30 and head over to the park for a fun day of rides and return back at 4pm. Cost is $30 and includes transportation and park admission. ($10 for Valleyfair Season Pass holders.) Please bring money for lunch. We can’t wait for you to join us!
Minneapolis: Youth Center
Sep
14
September 14
Thursday 6:30 PM
Please join us for the Confirmation Celebration for all 9th Grade Confirmands & parents. We will celebrate the Confirmation year together along with their small group leaders and fellow students. The evening will conclude with cake in the Youth Center. This is a required event, as we will be rehearsing for the Confirmation service and picking up Confirmation robes and Confirmation composite pictures. See you there! Great job, Confirmands!
Minneapolis: Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus
Sep
20
September 20
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Join us to start up the year at the Junior High Alive Kick-Off! It will be a great time to connect with old friends and meet new ones! The night will start with food/ice cream, a bouncy house, and games! Then we will end with a slideshow and short worship service in the 1700 building Chapel. You do not need to register for this event and it is free of cost. Can’t wait to see you there!!
Minneapolis: 1700 Chapel- Sanctuary
Oct
07
October 07
Saturday 5:00 PM
Dinner at Geoff’s favorite burger joint Lion’s Tap in Eden Prairie then off to Screamtown for a fun night of scary attractions! This event is so much fun and you will not want to miss out! Transportation, dinner, and Screamtown admission is included in the registration cost! Time of event: 5pm-10pm
West: No Room Needed
Oct
07
October 07
Saturday 5:00 PM
Dinner at Geoff’s favorite burger joint Lion’s Tap in Eden Prairie then off to Screamtown for a fun night of scary attractions! This event is so much fun and you will not want to miss out! Transportation, dinner, and Screamtown admission is included in the registration cost! Time of event: 5pm-10pm
Minneapolis: No Room Needed
Oct
19
October 19
Thursday 9:00 AM
Looking for a fun time over your fall MEA break?! Look no further! Join your Junior High Youth Staff for MEA DAY AWAY! We will start off the day at either Mount Olivet campus then head over to the Mall of America!! After that we will go to the Water Park of America to enjoy the slides, lazy river and other attractions! We will end the day by heading back to church for some Ice Cream Sundaes! Cost: $30 Time of event: 9am-4:30pm
West: No Room Needed
Oct
19
October 19
Thursday 9:00 AM
Looking for a fun time over your fall MEA break?! Look no further! Join your Junior High Youth Staff for MEA DAY AWAY! We will start off the day at either Mount Olivet campus then head over to the Mall of America!! After that we will go to the Water Park of America to enjoy the slides, lazy river and other attractions! We will end the day by heading back to church for some Ice Cream Sundaes! Cost: $30 Time of event: 9am-4:30pm
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
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: $75 (partial scholarships available upon request)
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: $75 (partial scholarships available upon request)
West: No Room Needed