Youth Education

Elementary and Younger (0 – 5th Grade)

Tapestry of Sound

All ages are welcome! The Tapestry of Sound is an opportunity for children of all ages to make a joyful noise to the Lord.  At the 8:45am worship service all children are invited to play an instrument or two during the two gathering songs and the closing song.  The presence of children is very important at Immanuel and we want to weave them, like a tapestry, into the life or our church and worship time!

CRAB and FISH Clubs

This is a ministry for the after school care students of Immanuel’s Day School.

Vacation Bible School

Please see the VBS page for more info!

Middle School (6th – 8th Grade)

Out to Lunch

Throughout the school year, the middle school goes out to eat after worship services are over. This is a great time to just hang out and catch up with one another. Watch the bulletin and weekly E-news for specific dates and times.

Confirmation

Confirmation classes are held each school year for 7th and 8th grade students.

  • 7th grade year is spent with Pastor Tom learning Martin Luther’s Small Catechism on Wednesday Evenings.
  • 8th grade year is spent covering the Bible and tough questions that concern our faith.

Mission Trips

Each summer the middle school takes a mission trip somewhere in Texas.  Their destinations have included:

  • Houston, TX
  • Kerrville, TX
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Galveston, TX
  • Port Arthur, TX
  • Dallas, TX

Middle School Synod Youth Gathering

Each November our 6-8th graders attend the Southwestern Texas Synod Middle School Gathering at Lutheran Camp Chrysalis.  This is a great weekend of fellowship, fun, worship, and study in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

High School (9th – 12th Grade)

Out to Lunch

A couple times a month the high school youth will gather and pick a place to go have lunch immediately following 11:00 worship.  This is a time to get to know one another, catch up and eat a good meal! Watch the bulletin and weekly E-News for details.

Mission Trips

Every 3rd summer the high school youth travel outside of Texas for a mission trip.  It’s a great experience to go see life in a different place and help those who are in need there!
Destinations have included:

Boundary Waters

Every 3rd summer the high school will travel to Cook, Minnesota to canoe/camp God’s Great Northwoods!

Sr. High Synod Youth Gathering

Annually the Southwestern Texas Synod holds their youth gathering for youth across the southwestern part of the state.  We join together for three days of fun, fellowship, worship, bible study and workshops.

Summer Camp

Cross Trails Ministry provides a wonderful environment for students to experience God and grow in their faith in a camp setting. Immanuel takes groups who have completed 2nd – 8th grade to summer camp.

Financial burden should never limit student participation. If you have any concern, please see Cassi or Pastor Tom. 

Fundraisers

Two times a year the youth will hold fundraisers to support their mission trips, camps, and youth gatherings.  All proceeds go directly to youth and youth scholarships for these events!

The fall fundraiser is a BBQ Chicken to-go plate fundraiser.

The spring fundraiser is a dinner, live and silent auctions, and a raffle.  This is complete with kid’s activities – something for the whole family!