Youth & Family Ministries
Lutherans baptize those who can profess their faith as well as children of baptized believers. This is because the Sacrament of Baptism is the work of God, not of human beings. In Baptism, God claims the person being baptized as His own precious son or daughter, promises salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on the cross. Through the hands of the pastor, God baptizes in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The one being baptized is marked with the cross of Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit. At Spirit of Hope, we do recognize Christian baptisms that were completed in other denominations for there is only one Triune God, One Christian Church, and One Baptism. If you would like to learn more about Holy Baptism, please see Pastor Wendy.
At Spirit of Hope, we offer First Communion classes whenever parents feel their children are ready. Often this happens when children are near 10 years of age but can happen many years sooner or later. Our First Communion classes are done in about five sessions and include parental involvement so that parents and children can learn together what Christ does for us in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. If you would like to learn more about First Communion classes, please see Pastor Wendy.
Confirmation: Affirmation of Baptism
Confirmation is the process where junior high and high school students engage in a period of study in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions so that they can better understand the Christian faith and engage more deeply in their own relationship with Jesus Christ. While there can be some flexibility, typically students enter confirmation in the fall of 7th grade and are confirmed and affirm their baptism on Reformation Sunday (last Sunday in October) of the freshman year of high school. If you would like more information about our confirmation program, please see Pastor Wendy.
Youth and Family Events
Spirit of Hope offers regular family events that focus on our youth and allows families to meet one another and bond together. Examples include family game nights, our annual Easter egg hunt, annual trunk-or-treat, special craft nights, service projects and more. These events are also open to grandparents and their grandchildren. The more the merrier as we delight in the entire body of Christ.
Youth Mission Trips
Our youth have taken mission trips to Oklahoma, Arizona, South Dakota, and even done mission work right here in Colorado. We have taken trips on our own and also partnered with other LCMC congregations from around the country. In addition to mission opportunities away from our local area, we have held REVERSE mission trips with some of those whom we’ve established relationships with in the mission field. We’ve opened our homes, worked hard together to meet the needs of our local community and had a ton of fun!
LCMC Youth Gathering
Every other year, LCMC holds a youth gathering for our junior high and high school students. We are eager to take a team to participate in this event. The next youth gathering will be in the summer of 2024. (Photo courtesy of LCMC)