Youth Ministry at Augustana

Grades 7 – 12
We offer youth and their families a wide array of faith building and mission focused activities, classes, camps and trips. We have an excellent Confirmation program, a summer camping program, and age appropriate gatherings for Junior and Senior High  persons.


Confirmation Wednesday evenings, 5:50 to 7:00 pm

(September to May)

Our Confirmation program is a dynamic mix of large group instruction and small group gatherings  that allow students and their families to learn about faith together as they move toward affirming faith which occurs at Augustana in the Fall of the tenth grade year.

One of the unique features of our program is Lenten Mentoring which matches each student with an adult mentor during Lent for 6 weeks of faith-based discussion and learning. This one program has done wonders to break down barriers between youth and adults in the congregation.

Sunday mornings, 9:45 am (September to May)

Each Sunday we offer topical and education forums for young people. Students in grades 7 to 12 meet in the Youth Center. Presentations and discussions on topics relevant to today’s youth. Refreshments are served!

Leadership Opportunities

High school-aged youth are encouraged to participate in any of several areas of leadership such as Kids’Kingdom, Lenten Mentoring and Confirmation Youth leaders programs.


High School Summer Service Trip
Sunday, July 23-Friday, July 29
Cost: $700 (includes transportation, lodging, meals & activities
Our service trip will be led by Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp in Colorado. The week will include learning and helping in the communities of Denver and Fort Morgan. Sky Ranch serves the refugee and immigrant population through a mix of local partnerships.

Confirmation Summer Service
Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15
Cost: $260 (includes lodging, transportation, meals & activities
We will be going to Grand Marais! Students just finishing grades 6-8 are invited to participate. Our work will serve Cook County community through a variety of local organizations; the Superior National Forest, helping on a local farm, the senior center and more!