Youth

Youth Ministry

High School Night, Sundays at 6:30 PM at Immanuel

High School Night is held every Sunday, unless otherwise noted. We meet in the Youth Room [upstairs middle school wing, Room 254] at 6:30 PM and end with an activity in the gym or outside, weather permitting. Questions? Contact Matt Cassidy, Director of Student Ministry, at mcassidy@immanuelbatavia.org.

 

Middle School Night, Mondays at 6:30 PM at Immanuel

 

First Communion Classes

Communion is a gift from God in which He promises His forgiveness and His physical presence. Jesus established Communion with His disciples and called them to remember Him through this Sacrament. As followers of Christ, we prepare to receive the blessing God has for us in Communion. First Communion classes are offered for the purpose of teaching and equipping baptized children grade five and above to receive Holy Communion. Children and parents take this time of preparation to help children grow in faith and knowledge of what the sacrament of Communion means for their lives. The four-week class assists parents in raising their children in accordance with the Word of God. At least one parent is required to attend classes with the students.

 

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation classes are offered beginning in the fall. In confirmation, students in Grades 6-8 are given the opportunity to reaffirm the promises made at baptism and not only achieve a milestone in their faith life, but begin a more mature faith walk. 7th and 8th grade class format includes 45 minutes of teaching time with both classes together and then 20 minutes of small group and 20 minutes of game time. Parents of confirmation students make regular worship with the family a priority as role models of the Christian lifestyle. It is also requested that they ensure their student arrives on time for class and pray for all of the confirmation students and their teachers. Parents are invited to serve as helpers in a variety of ways, which ensures good stewardship of resources and is another opportunity to model Christian behavior. 6th Grade Registration 7-8th Grade RegistrationWatch Your Confirmation Videos Here

 

Summer Mission Trips

Every year, the Group Mission Trips team dedicates extensive time and energy to creating a new Jesus-centered program experience through morning and evening programs, crew devotions, and youth group devotions. Programs are designed so that our students don't just look to a stage but look to Jesus. Our students are also invited to serve by leading parts of each worship program through music, drama, Scripture reading, and other hands-on experiences. Group Mission Trips develops service experiences to help people grow in their relationships with Jesus and each other. Following a catastrophic flood in Colorado in 1976, Thom Schultz, founder of Group Publishing, organized church youth groups from across the country to come help rebuild the homes and lives of the flood victims. More than 300 teenagers and their youth leaders worked on more than 50 repair projects. Since then, more than 450,000 mission trip participants have racked up more than 13 million volunteer hours serving people in need. Immanuel’s Student Ministry has participated in mission trips across the Midwest since 2008. Previous trips include Parsons, Kansas [2008], Hawley, Minnesota [2009], Hurricane, West Virginia [2011], Greenville, Michigan [2012], Glenwood, Minnesota [2014], Waterloo, Iowa [2015], and Rushville, Indiana [2017]; Elkview, West Virginia [2018], Chattanooga, Tennessee [2019]; and Mission, South Dakota [2021]. More than 138 different students have participated, with 30 different chaperones working alongside them. Each year trip participants work to earn the funding needed to participate in these mission trips.