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 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


 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

Sunday Serve                                         Sunday Serve is a program for both 7th and 8th graders to learn about different organizations within their communities through hands-on service projects. Not only is this a great way for participants to get service hours and spend time with one another, but they are also able to learn about some of the problems and needs of various populations around them. Projects occur once a month and times and dates will vary depending on campus. Contact:  Tierra Davis (Mpls) 612-767-2211  or Kate Belschner (West)  952-767-1502

Minneapolis Dates:                                                                   January 21st - YouthLink                                                  February 25th – Cornerstone MN                                      March 18th – Angel Gifts                                                            April 8th – People Serving People                                           May 6th – Year End Wrap-up

 West Dates:                                                                               January 21st – YouthLink                                               February 11th – Sandwich Project                                   March 18th – Humane Society                                               April 29th – People Serving People


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! 

August 23
Thursday 9:30 AM
Join your Junior High Youth Staff for a day trip to Valleyfair! We will leave at 9:30 at your respective campus, 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!
Minneapolis: Youth Center
August 24
Friday 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! Cost $50, Lunch, dinner, and breakfast are provided in your registration fee.
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