Confirmation Classes are provided for 7th and 8th graders in a two-year program that starts in September of a given year and ends two years later in spring with a service of Confirmation or Affirmation of Faith. These sessions provide in-depth knowledge about the history of the church, the Bible, the Christian faith, Lutheran teachings and how it relates to everyday life.
Each year the youth experiences what it is like to be homeless by staying as a group overnight in a "box city." The supervised event helps the youth to understand how others in the community may live.
Every few years there is a united states wide gathering of Lutheran youth and supervisors/chaperones in a large city such as Detroit, Austin, etc. and the youth are in large arenas to experience group worship and hearing from spiritual leaders. They also get to attend breakout sessions and get to participate in community service projects.
South Dakota Trip
Every 3 years the youth travel to a native American community to do community service projects and learning about traditional native American rituals.
Synod-Wide Youth Gatherings
Youth from local Synod churches get together to learn and grow spiritually.