6-8th Grade


Welcome 6-8th Grade Students!

As you enter your teens, we are excited to grow with you! We dive deep into our faith and learn what God says about prayer; who He says He is; how He shows his love for us by giving us guidelines for living; and how He is present with us through water, wine, and bread. This is a welcoming place where you can get to know God better and make your faith your own. You’ll have fun and build a community of Christian friends as we sing, serve, talk, and listen together. And we have an incredibly great time on our retreats. See you soon!

Contact us at 763.235.7629 or aniemann@beautifulsaviorlc.org to learn more about our programs for 6-8th grade students.


Super Sundays

Our awesome presenters and guides provide great leadership, interesting discussions, and engaging activities as we walk through the entire Bible in a 3-year cycle. We will supplement what we learn in Faith Basics and First Communion Class and learn how to live out what we believe.  If you have attended Super Sundays in the past, no need to sign up— just show up!


Faith Basics

7-8th grade students hang out in the Sanctuary to learn and review the basics of our faith— FAITH BASICS! The year consists of classes, service projects, and three fellowship events. Small groups meet with an adult guide following a large group presentation. If you have a middle school student who hasn’t been a part of a First Communion class, Super Sundays, or Faith Basics and you’d like to know more about how we help young people grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Faith Basics Requirements

  • Class Attendance & Notes: No more than 2 absences per quarter
  • Sermon Reports: 1st year students- 10 reports, 2nd year students- 20 reports
  • Retreats: Attend 3 retreats offered annually (Mystery Trip, Quake, Honoring God Retreat). Annual registration fee of $240 for retreat supply costs, need-based scholarship assistance available. Please note: 8th-grade students are eligible to travel on Sr. High Mission trip next summer!
  • Confirmation Essay: 2nd-year students write an essay about their faith to share with the congregation during worship. The topic is distributed in the spring. Students will also prepare a creative project about their faith for presentation to the Faith Basics classes.
  • Memory Work Booklets: Students and parents will go through 3 booklets of scripture, memory work, and activities. Our topics are Baptism, Confession, and The Lord’s Prayer. Pick up a copy at our Wednesday evening Faith Basics class.

Faith Basics YouTube Playlist

Student Resources

Here are a couple of sites we think might help you as you grow in your faith with God!

Recklessly Alive – Suicide Prevention

Just one life can impact the lives of many. Just one decision. Just one moment. Just one more opportunity to choose to live today. Let’s talk about suicide. Let’s talk about hope. Let’s talk about life. Let’s talk about how important just one conversation can be. Join us for a dynamic speaker, music, student stories, door prizes, and resources for working through depression and suicide. We’re excited to have Sam Eaton from Recklessly Alive Ministries share his story. Just one event. Just one life. It all matters. Area youth leaders and community members felt deeply that we needed to respond to suicide in our community. Let’s start the conversation.

Recklessly Alive

Honoring God Retreat

Honoring God | Session 2
Honoring God | Session 3
Honoring God | Session 4
Honoring God | Parent Session

Parent Resources

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We are committed to walking beside parents in their calling. We recognize that parents and grandparents are the most influential people in their child’s faith-life. We’re glad to be a place of inspiration, innovation, and encouragement as you and your children grow together in a life of faith. Do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them (Deuteronomy 4:8–10). When it comes to teaching your children, we’ve got your back–because your leadership makes all the difference.

First Communion
Each year at 6:30pm on the five Wednesdays prior to Ash Wednesday sixth graders and their parents, grandparents, or significant adults are invited to attend this class in preparation to receive the Sacrament. This interactive class represents another milestone in the faith journey of our young people. Thus, family plays an important role in the experience, making First Communion a significant event for the whole family.

Confirmation
Faith Basics Ministry at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church is an important part of our overall ministry to junior high students. Through this two-year program students learn about Jesus by attending class sessions, developing relationships, participating in service opportunities, and exercising their faith in new and exciting ways. Faith Basics helps prepare students and their families for their confession of faith in The Rite of Confirmation.

Classes & Workshops
Because kids don’t come with instructions, and raising children isn’t easy, Beautiful Savior is committed to providing parenting workshops throughout the school year. No matter what age your child or grandchild, you’ll learn how to establish skills to create a strong, loving and respectful relationship with your child. Some of these workshops do entail a cost, some are free, however if cost is a factor for your family contact a staff member and we will happily waive the fee. Parents are welcome to attend any or all of the workshops.

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SMALL GROUP LEADERS

We love our Small Group Leaders! If you are interested in becoming a small group leader, contact Amy Niemann at aniemann@beautifulsaviorlc.org or 763.235.7629