Christ’s Crew Youth Group

Christ’s Crew is the middle school (6th-8th) youth group at Trinity. These youth meet weekly for confirmation on Wednesdays, 5:45-7pm, as well as once a month for a fellowship or service event. There’s also a Christ’s Crew hour during Sunday School mornings, at 9:15am during the school year – this time is based on fun interaction versus heavy learning since they get that during Confirmation classes. Additionally, we meet several times during the summer plus go on an annual summer trip called Day Trippers.

Christ’s Crew Typical Yearly Events:

  • Junior High Youth Gathering
  • 30 Hour Planned Famine
  • CU football game
  • Halloween Carnival
  • Serve Easter Breakfast
  • Overnights at Church

Youth are an integral part of the congregation at Trinity. The older members value the youth for their energy and commitment they bring to the Trinity community, and the youth value the older members for their wisdom and support. Trinity youth are not the church of tomorrow; they are the church today!

Trinity’s Youth Ministry is headed up by Chad Nelsen, Director of Youth & Household Ministries.

Upcoming Middle School Youth Events

Sat Oct. 7th, 2:30pm:  Help eRace World Hunger at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp’s 11th Annual Grace Race at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver! This annual 5k run/walk was started as part of RTLC’s 50th anniversary in 2007 to raise money for ELCA World Hunger. The event is held in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Synod Hunger Network. They are aiming for 300 participants for this year’s race. Bib and shirt pick up as well as race-day registration begins at 2:30 pm. The race begins at 4pm with a burger dinner to follow at 5pm. You can register online at

Sunday, Oct. 8, 11:30am: Christ’s Crew will assist with serving lunch to the hungry immediately following the 10:30 service. Following that, we will meet at 2pm to head to Anderson Farms. Anderson Farms has tons of activities including a corn maze, pumpkin launching, pedal carts, barrel train, farm animals and more!! Transportation will be available for youth, but parents and families are encouraged to join us. Cost is $16, however with 20 or more people, we can receive a $2 discount per person. Youth can be picked up either at Anderson Farms outside of Erie at 5:15pm or back at Trinity at 6pm. Please RSVP to Chad.  Parents, families, and friends are invited to come along as well – this will be a great family event!

Fri, Oct 20th, 6-9:30pm: Halloween Carnival set-up

Sat, Oct 21, 4pm: The annual Halloween Carnival! Meet at 4pm for last minute setup. We’ll start with Trunk or Treat at 5pm in the narthex, which is a new change this year. 5:30pm marks the start of the Carnival. The hallway downstairs is where the high schoolers will bring back the haunted hallway! So get your costumes ready for a night of fun, games, food, and a scare or two. As always, after some time for games, we’ll have the costume parade/contest, judged by the high schoolers. Boo!

CU PARKING: Trinity’s youth directs parking for CU Home Football games at the BaseMar Shopping Center at Broadway & Baseline in Boulder. This fundraiser helps our youth earn at least $10,000 each year for the past nine years and continues to be successful with your help. This money goes toward the Trinity Youth Community Fund.

For each game, we need 30 people to help in the parking lot. Please look at the CU home football game schedule below and mark your calendar NOW for a game or two to join in this important fundraiser. Please note that game times are dependent on how well the Buffs play this season. The better they play, the more the games are televised, which dictates a later start time. Game schedules may not be determined until the weekend prior. We’ll update the times as quickly as possible so you can plan to join us.

Saturday, October 7th: Parking time 3pm-6:30pm

Saturday, October 28th: Time TBA

Saturday, November 11th: Time TBA

Jan. 13-15: Rocky Mountain Synod Middle School Youth Gathering is happening in Colorado Springs. We’ve already got 3 of you signed up and would love, love, love to have more!!! Click here for a permission form to fill out and give to Chad. There are also forms next to the youth bulletin board in the narthex. Cost is $170 before Nov. 15, and $190 after that. Fees are due with your registration form.