Middle School (grades 6–8) & High School (grades 9–12).
North Heights Student Ministry partners with families in their God-given role of training and instructing their students in the Lord. We see our role as preparing students to build a lasting faith through knowledge, relationships and experience. We desire to help students find their true identity and acceptance in Jesus Christ where we believe they will find their greatest joy.
Wednesday Nights are all about getting to know each other and God. Students will meet weekly in homes for small groups, at different locations for POP-UP events, and summer serving opportunities. Interested in joining a small group? Contact Student Ministry Staff.
Thursday, August 6
Check our Facebook / Instagram for spontaneous POP-UP events. No register needed.
END OF SUMMER PARTY: COLOR WARS
Wednesday, August 19, 5–8pm, Arden Hills
You + your friends + epic outdoor games involving color paint packets = Poof! The most colorful fun you’ll ever have getting dirty. Come ready to battle against your friends for the prize of Color Wars Winner! There will be food (of course) and prizes.
- Wear a white shirt
- Wear shorts that will get dirty
- Bring a towel
Cost: $20/person. Register by August 4 and receive a Color Wars t-shirt. Registration closes August 16.
Allergy Alert: The color powder is made of Cornstarch/Holi Powder. If you have allergies, other games will be available.
We need a few volunteers to make this event possible. If you are able to help, email Student Ministry Staff.
CAMP FOR A DAY
Since full camp is not available this summer, we are planning Camp for a Day with Vision of Glory. More information coming soon!
STUDENT SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Student Ministry will be stepping up this summer and serving. Join us for these amazing opportunities to be used by God! There are a variety of ways to serve such as helping with our Sunday morning services and VBS. Want to help or have more questions? Contact Student Ministry Staff.
Saturday, August 8, 8:30am–12:30pm
Help distribute food to those who need it most in our community. Join us the second Saturday of the month. Please register before each event, whether you have volunteered in the past or not. Fill out Ruby Pantry's Volunteer Application (select "Arden Hills" as site location) and email RubysPantry@nhlc.org.
Our VBS theme this year is: FOCUS. We will put our FOCUS on God and his amazing plan for us. Because of the pandemic, the VBS format has been changed to in-home small groups. This is a great way to invite your neighbors, friends and relatives with children. Digital resources provided. If you are able to host a small group of kids at your home or yard and/or lead a small group contact Melissa Erickson.
Fridays, begins October 2, Arden Hills
First Fridays is based on Matthew 6:33: “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Students invite their friends to hang out, listen to guest speakers, worship together, play intense games, and learn about faith in Christ.
Student Ministry loves seeing our students serving on Sunday mornings. When students serve, they not only bless our church community with their gifts and talents, they also experience how God can use them to do His work. Students can serve as ushers, help the tech team, work in the nursery and Kids Sunday School. We encourage students to attend worship with their families if they are not serving. We welcome 6th grade students to join in Kids Sunday School.
For students who serve, grades 6–12. Leaders are learners! EQUIP is a time to connect with each other and discover what's working and what's not. Join us for breakfast, encouragement and prayer before Kids Sunday School. All students are welcome to stop by, say hello, grab a treat and be encouraged.
REFUEL WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Middle School (grades 6–8) and High School (grades 9–12).
Find faith. Discover purpose. Live eternal significance. Be authentically you! When students find their identity in Christ, they can live in the purposes God has called them and make a difference in our world. More Info.
STUDENT MINISTRY PHASED REGATHERING PLANS
North Heights Leadership and the Council of Elders have been working on a multi-phase regathering plan within the CDC and government guidelines. All phases will offer Livestream worship at 9am, 10am and 10:45am and on the Facebook.com/NorthHeightsLutheranChurch page.
North Heights rolled out phase one of our regathering plan with pre-arranged in-person groups of 10 or less meeting at the Arden Hills campus. This means that your student may be invited to volunteer for Drive-In Church or participate in an in-person small group.
The safety of our students and guests is important to us. We have created a few safeguards that our leaders, staff, and volunteers will strive to uphold. However, knowing that hugs, fist bumps and high fives can be a temptation for many students, who haven’t seen their friends in some time, it is the parent’s or guardian’s discretion whether or not to send their students to public events during this time.
STUDENT MINISTRY SAFEGUARDS
North Heights staff, leaders and volunteers strive to follow these safeguards:
- Staff, leaders and volunteers will wear face masks and be temperature checked
- Social distancing of six feet will be practiced—meaning restraining those hugs, high fives, or fist bumps
- Students are encouraged to wear a face mask if they choose. Face masks will be available if needed. We will honor each student’s choice with respect and promote a grace-filled environment
- Hand washing is encouraged at all events and before and after using the restroom
- Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the facility
- Students are urged to stay home if not feeling well
- Contact-less thermometers are available for students to take their temperature
- We will contact a parent/guardian if a student is showing signs of sickness or displaying a fever of 100.4 or greater
- We ask that the student remain home until cleared by a medical professional for the well being of others
- Snacks will not be served at this time and will be re-evaluated as the summer progresses
- After each small group session, rooms will be sanitized
Congratulations to our North Height students who were confirmed in their faith on Sunday, May 17. Special thanks to North Heights student Noah Loushin was instrumental in producing the Confirmation Service video.