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St. Michael Youth Group called OUTREACH (8th-12th Grades) strives to help young people grow in faith and trust of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We provide an environment where youth of different backgrounds can gather in Christ’s name, where all youth are accepted as sinners who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and can feel free to be themselves and know that they are loved by each other and the adult leaders for being a unique person that God has made. The Youth Group engages in varying activities including, Bible studies, service projects at the church and off-campus, friendship time, faith building trips, mission work, concerts, conferences, fundraising, and other off-site and on-campus opportunities to learn about and serve Jesus Christ.
High School youth are working to develop a sound faith foundation as they prepare to enter their communities in higher education, work, military, and other ways. Our goal is to help parents prepare young adults to face the joys and adversities of adult life knowing the love, strength, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. The OUTREACH Group meets weekly to engage in a variety of activities from community service events, educational seminars, concerts, rock wall climbing, outdoor fun, and service to our elderly members. OUTREACH also participates in week-long summer trips focused on mission work, spiritual exploration, leadership, and community building.
Our 6th-7th-8th grade students are part of our Confirmation Program. In Confirmation, the youth learn the basics of the Christian faith and begin to develop an adult life of faith. Confirmation youth participate in weekly Bible classes, servant work, weekend Confirmation Camp, and a variety of friendship activities at the church.
The JUNIOR Youth Group (5th-7th Grades) will gather quarterly or possibly more frequently. Outings in the community such as bike rides, beach trips, corn maze, and concerts are often a faith-family experience. Overnight gatherings are sometimes attended for district youth events.
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Formational retreats for high school and junior high students:
A weekend-long retreat held each semester on the campus of Concordia University Ann Arbor, Tool Time is entirely lead and organized by CUAA students. Concordia hosts a high school student retreat in the fall (November) and a junior high school student retreat in the spring (March).
Tool Time consists of main sessions with student speakers, live worship music, hilarious skits, and fun games. After the sessions, Tool Time attendees break into small groups where the youth have an opportunity to spend time with Concordia students and youth from other churches. As a small group, students learn and grow together to create a community where they can deepen relationships with Christ and with each other.
Each Tool Time retreat also includes a servant event to reach out in the love of Christ to those in need. Students and adult leaders stay on campus in residence halls or in large rooms.