Because Teens are people, too…

Hope’s Teen Ministry focuses on what really matters: Connecting teens to Christ.

We believe that a real, sincere faith in Jesus is life-changing. It isn’t just about giving the “right answer” in Sunday School.  It’s about taking Jesus into every area of our lives.  That’s why our Teen Ministry focuses on growing our youth in Discipleship, Service, and Fellowship.

Christian education is really important, but so is living a Christian life.  But it’s hard to live a Christ-like life in our world, and that’s why the friendships and relationships our youth build with each other and with their adult leaders are so vital.  Discipleship, Service, and Fellowship.

Our Teen Ministry has two age-groups: BODY for grades 6-8, and TRUTH for High schoolers.  Confirmation and first communion classes are offered as part of our BODY program (though occasionally older students will attend these).

What’s Going On in Teen Ministry:

Christmas Caroling 2013

December 17, 2013

By: Bob & Lois Moser The joy of Christmas was spread by word and song on December 14 when the Hope Carolers visited Atlantic Shores Seaside Rehabilitation Center.  Barbara and Wolfgang Bosse, who reside at Atlantic Shores, and Lois Moser, who is undergoing rehab at the Seaside Center enjoyed the Christmas carolers. Seaside has many elderly people recovering from strokes. It was amazing to watch them mouth the words proclaiming the birth of Christ. Many commented about how they all appreciated the singing. The carolers also went to Harbourway Assisted Living where they received rave reviews. It is so easy to bring joy to people through the birth of Christ. Thanks to all who made this caroling event happen. Read More ->

Youth Group News

November 1, 2013

By: Linda Muth TRUTH will enjoy an evening of fun on Saturday, Nov. 16. We will meet at the Skinny Dip by church (985 Providence Square Shopping Center) at 8:00 so bring some money for your favorite fro yo and toppings.  From there we will head to Iceland of Virginia Beach (4915 Broad St.) for an exciting game of broomball. What is broomball you ask? We play hockey in street shoes using sticks that look like broom handles. Lots of fun!  The cost is $10. Parents should pick up at the ice rink at 10:40. If you can’t make it for Skinny Dip, meet us at Iceland by no later than 9:30. Make sure you sign up in the TRUTH room. BODY ... Read More ->

Youth Group News

October 2, 2013

By: Linda Muth Plans are already being made for next summer’s mission trip for TRUTH (9th-12th grades).  To get a jump on fundraising for the trip, we will have a car wash on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Hope from 9am to 1pm. Workers should be there by 8:30am to help set up. If your car is in need of some TLC we can get it looking good! On Saturday, Oct. 26, BODY and TRUTH will go to the Corn Maze at Bergey’s Breadbasket on Mt. Pleasant Rd. This is our annual event with other youth groups from our circuit.  Come enjoy a fun evening of hayrides, corn maze, and bonfires for roasting hot dogs and making s’mores, plus devotion time. We will ... Read More ->

First Communion

August 30, 2013

By: Pastor Nieting CHANGES in our FIRST COMMUNION PROCEDURES This FALL our sixth and seventh graders will participate with their parents in First Communion Preparation Classes, taught by Pastor Nieting. These classes will begin on Wednesday, September 18, meeting from 6:15 to 7:30pm (during Oasis). The six week series will prepare them for their first reception of the Lord’s Supper on October 27, Reformation Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Nieting (424-4848 or mnieting@hotmail.com) Read More ->


August 30, 2013

By: Linda Muth The summer has flown by and it is time again to start a new school year. As you get back in the swing of the fall schedule remember to mark all our youth group activities on your calendar, too! We look forward to an exciting year of growing together in faith, fellowship, and fun. Our Fall kickoff at Hope will be Sonfest on Sunday, Sept. 8. The morning will start with a single worship service at 9:30am, welcome to Sunday school at 10:45, and lunch and games starting at 11:30. Be sure to come share the day with your friends and family at Hope. There will be a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5, for all parents and youth who will ... Read More ->

Youth Group News

August 1, 2013

 By: Linda Muth The 31 youth and 8 leaders from Hope who attended the National Youth Gathering are so thankful for being given the opportunity to attend this awesome event.  The week focused on the theme liveLOVE(D), looking at what does it mean to love, what is it that we love, how is Jesus’ love real, and how do we live that love. The days were filled with speakers, break-out sessions, bands, service opportunities and so much more. We participated in a moving worship service including communion with all 27,000 people who were at the NYG.  Thank you again for your support and prayers for our youth!  TRUTH will hold a 30-Hour Famine on August 9-10 with a lock-in from 8pm Friday night ... Read More ->

Youth Group News

July 1, 2013

By: Linda Muth As you read this, 31 TRUTH members and 7 adult leaders are in San Antonio, Texas for the National Youth Gathering. Please keep us in prayer for safety, spiritual growth, and wonderful fellowship. We are so grateful to our wonderful Hope family for all the support you have given us to make this trip possible. After we return home, we will give a presentation of our time at NYG. Details will be coming in the bulletin. Please come and see what you as a congregation helped our youth experience. Do you wonder what motivates our high schoolers to work so hard to go to the NYG?  Now you can join in the excitement via the computer. During the NYG ... Read More ->

Youth Group News

June 1, 2013

By: Linda Muth In just four weeks 39 of Hope’s Sr. Youth and leaders will be heading to San Antonio for the National Youth Gathering.  We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who has supported us in our fundraising efforts.  We are so blessed to have a congregation who loves and lifts up our teens!  Now we have one more request.  Please keep us in your prayers as we experience this wonderful opportunity to fellowship with God, each other, and almost 30,000 other young Christians.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will work in a mighty way during this week.  There will be a meeting for NYG youth and parents on Sunday, June 9, at 9:15 in the ... Read More ->


June 1, 2013

By: Linda Muth  The Youth Encounter team New Dawn will be at Hope on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30pm. One of Hope’s members, Taylor Montgomery, is on this team. They will share their experiences from their ministry time in The Philippines and Taiwan, along with music, personal testimonies, skits, and much more. This will be a wonderful event for all ages and a great way to support Taylor in his yearlong ministry. Read More ->

Youth Group News

May 1, 2013

By: Linda Muth In just two months 34 Sr. Youth and 7 adults head to San Antonio for the LCMS National Youth Gathering.  To help raise money for our trip, TRUTH will hold car washes on May 11 and June 1 from 9am to 1pm (youth need to be there by 8:30).  TRUTH is very appreciative of the wonderful support the congregation has given us to help us on our way to NYG.  We ask for your prayers that God would greatly bless and grow us in this opportunity and for the funding still needed for this event. May is a very exciting time for our Confirmation III students.  They have been learning much in their three years of Confirmation classes and ... Read More ->

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