Wednesday evenings | 5:50–7:00 pm
September to May
Our Confirmation program is a dynamic mix of large group instruction and small groups that allow students and their families to learn together as young people move toward affirming their faith. This happens at the confirmation service in the fall of 10th grade. One of the unique features of our program is Lenten Mentoring, which pairs each student with an adult mentor during the six weeks of Lent for faith-based discussions and learning. This program has done wonders to connect youth and adults in the congregation.
Youth Forum, Grades 7–12
Sunday mornings | 9:45 am
September to May, Youth Center
Each Sunday we offer topical and educational forums for young people that are relevant to where faith meets life.
Sundays With High School, Grades 9–12
Second & Fourth Sundays monthly | 6:30–8:00 pm
Connect with your church friends and participate in a variety of activities throughout the year. Activities will rotate between service, fellowship, and education.
Mondays, August 19 – October 28
6:30–7:45 pm, lower level commons
Cost: $60 is a special rate for students
Students are invited to join Faith-Filled Yoga at Augustana on Monday evenings. Classes are taught by Cristi Hoving, an experienced instructor and frequent guest presenter in Youth Forum. Classes are designed to help you leave the stress and busyness of your day at the door as you take time to connect your breath with your faith. Each class opens with scripture and devotions to ground and center you so you can experience God’s presence in your practice. All skill levels are welcome to participate.
We make a strong effort to stay in touch with our college students to make sure they feel valued by the congregation. The Church Mouse Ministry supports and cares for our college students while away at college. Augustana members send cards, notes, or care packages throughout the school year. The church mouse remains anonymous until a gathering in June of each year when the student and church mouse meet. If you would like your college student to be adopted by a church mouse, contact Cathy Hendrikson in the church office. You may also print off the form and return it to the office. Click here for the form.