LOFT Youth Ministry

LOFT (Living Our Faith Together) is Trinity’s high school (9th-12th) youth group that meets Sundays at 12 noon to 1:30 pm.  This year, we’ll be trying some new things! We’ll have homework help and life skills, guest speakers, great food, and more! Additionally, there’s a monthly special event, see below. The youth grow their faith through Bible study, service, fellowship and leadership. This high school Christian group serve as great role models for the other kids involved in Trinity’s youth ministry.

Hear what our high schoolers shared during their experience at the Senior High Youth Gathering about faith, feeling God’s presence, and sleeping in versus going to church on Sunday in this short video.

Typical LOFT annual events include:

  • Epiphany party
  • Ski retreat
  • Deliver Valentines to the homebound
  • Senior High Youth Gathering
  • 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 our Director of Youth & Household Ministries, Chad Nelsen.

Upcoming High School Youth Events

Fri, May 10, 6pm – 7:30 pm: Continuing our once-a-month meals together on Friday evenings, LOFT will get together for a meal to start the weekend off right.


Trinity’s Rainbow Trail Day Camp: Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 9:00am – 3:00pm PUNKS NEEDED for daycamp! 7th—12th grader and up: we’re looking for you to be PUNKS. If you’re interested in helping, please talk to Chad and fill out a 2019 PUNK permission form. Day Camp is five spirit-filled days at Trinity for youth who are going into 1st – 6th grades in Fall 2019. Staffed by Rainbow Trail camp counselors and assisted by Trinity youth called PUNKS (Patient, Understanding, Necessary, Kind, and Spectacular because those are all qualities we want our youth volunteers to model for our campers), days will be filled with crafts, music, Bible study, fellowship, field trips, sharing and recreation.


July 26 – Aug 3: Border Immersion summer trip to El Paso, TX Cristo Rey Iglesia Lutherana of El Paso hosts groups and seeks to educate participants about border issues through shared learning, experience, work, and prayer. Participants are encouraged to approach the week as learners, with the opportunity to serve and to be served. Learn more at a meeting on Sun, Mar 24th, 12-12:30 PM in the chapel!


Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp: registration is open! The weeks that most Senior High (9-12 gr.) are going is July 21-27. If these dates don’t work, you are still highly encouraged to attend when you can. Invite a friend to go with you!! You can register online at Cost for Intros: $235, and cost for Senior High: $455. Please don’t let cost be the reason you don’t go; case by case financial assistance is available.Talk to Chad with any questions!