Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Youth Belong at Immanuel

We are the student ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Our Youth Center is a place to belong, grow, and serve for students in grades 6 to 12. Join us in our Youth Ministry!

  • Youth Building with comfy couches and seating areas, technology and screens, ping pong, pool table, great snacks and more—a space designed for young people.
  • Sunday Morning Bible Class for high school students, with studies that help us to understand the ever-changing world and culture we live in as we learn of truth that does not change—Jesus Christ and His Word, the Bible. (Sundays from 9:20 to 10:15am)
  • Sunday School for pre-high school youth, held in the School Building
  • Youth Night Wednesdays—Food, Friends, Faith—for students in junior high and high school.
  • Midweek Confirmation Classes to help 5th-8th graders and their parents to grow together in faith. (Wednesdays from 5:45 to 8:00pm)
  • Opportunities for service both near and far, including yearly national mission trips.
  • State-wide and national youth gatherings and other activities designed to help students connect with God and one another.
  • A diverse youth ministry, attracting and welcoming students from nearly a dozen area schools.
  • A caring, safe environment to nurture faith and grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and one another.

remind app immanuel lutheran youth joplin missouriStay Connected with REMIND

  • REMIND is Immanuel-Joplin Youth’s text messaging service.
  • A way to communicate safely with students and families.
  • Receive messages once or twice a week to keep you informed.
  • Text “@joplinuth” to “81010” to begin, or follow this link:




Youth Meal Sign Up

Sign Up to Be A Hero Wednesday Night YOUTH MEALS are an important part of Immanuel’s ministry to kids in our church, school, and neighborhood. Dozens of youth come each week through the year to enjoy a variety of kid-friendly menus, and stick around to be fed by God’s Word. Pray about it, and decide how you’d like to be a part of providing good food for our Wednesday Night Youth Meals ministry. If you choose to sign up, you’ll be…

Youth Calendar

2018-2019 school year Immanuel Lutheran Youth in Joplin has lots going on for the school year ahead. We hope you can be a part of what God is doing in our youth ministry. Check out our Activities Calendar! Dates, times, and events may change a bit as the year moves forward, but you will see the most updated version right here. Click to view the full-sized calendar, or you may choose to add our Google calendar to your phone. We look…

Shoe Drive

YOUTH SHOE DRIVE Immanuel Lutheran Youth is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser during October and November 2018 to raise funds for their LCMS Youth Gathering Trip coming up in the summer of 2019. Immanuel Youth will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit Immanuel’s Youth Ministry directly. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and…
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High School Retreat Info

Come to the sENIOR HIGH Retreat Cross Pointe Retreat Center – Rocky Mount, Lake of the Ozarks | November 16-18, 2018 | Sign Up Now Through November 4 Registration Is Now Closed. Attending from Immanuel-Joplin are: Girls – Taylor M. and Caleese L. Boys – Sam G. and Quincy G. Chaperones – Jason Glaskey, Jennifer Lutz, Chas Ziulkowski I AM This year our District Youth Gathering Theme will simply be “I AM.” In Exodus 3 Moses encounters God at the burning…
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National Youth Gathering 2019

Immanuel-Joplin at the LCMS Gathering Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 9-16, 2019 | Real. Present. God. Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’€s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event…