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

The Trinity Youth Community Fund (TYCF) is a youth-led (8th – 12th grades) opportunity for local non-profit organizations to apply for small funding proposals. The purpose for our youth is to learn more about the work being done to fight a wide variety of issues faced by members of our local community, as well as how non-profit organizations are funded and how each of us can make an impact in our community by directing our dollars to certain places. Funds for the TYCF come from Luther Day donations, CU Parking, and Trinity’s ministry spending plan. Several different things happen over the course of the next few months that we will need your participation and help to accomplish. The first step of that is deciding which types of organizations and what causes we would like to fund. There is a wide variety of good and necessary work done by non-profits, but we need your help in narrowing down which organizations we will fund this year. This is an extremely important step for the TYCF, as it specifies the organizations that will be interested this year.
  • Sun, April 7th, 12-3:30pm @ Trinity – Review proposals submitted from all organizations. Narrow down and decide which organizations to visit.
  • Sat, April 13th, 9am-3pm Meet @ Trinity and travel together – Site visits to narrowed down organizations and final funding decisions.
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!

 

 

Fri, Apr 5th, 6 to 7:30pm: LOFT DINNER In an effort to make it easier to fit youth group into your busy schedules, LOFT is doing once-a-month meals together on Friday evenings. We’ll finish up early so you have plenty of time to enjoy your Friday night afterwards! Our next dinner together will be in the fellowship hall at Trinity. See you there!

 

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 www.rainbowtrail.org. 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!

Note to Confirmation aged youth: we register separately as a group.