Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Youth Belong at Immanuel


Will your family or group take a turn providing a Youth Meal for our hungry teenagers? Sign Up HERE. Thanks!

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 middle and 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. (NOTE: Middle school youth are encouraged to join the high schoolers in the Youth Center.)
  • Youth Night Wednesdays—Food, Friends, Faith—for students in middle school and high school all through the school year.
  • Midweek Confirmation Classes to help 7th & 8th graders and their parents to grow together in faith. (Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:00pm)
  • Opportunities for service both near and far, including yearly national mission trips. (Our Summer 2023 trip has us serving God in Michigan!)
  • 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.

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Stay 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:

2024 District Youth Gathering

Come to the 2024 Missouri District Youth Gathering! Cross Pointe Retreat Center – Rocky Mount, Lake of the Ozarks | April 5-7, 2024 | Grades 6-12 | Joplin Youth Sign Up Now Through February 25 NOW – Galatians 2:20 The weekend-long Youth Gathering Trip is open to all active students in grades 6-12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and Martin Luther School in Joplin! Join us as we gather our junior high and high school youth with other Lutheran congregations from around…
In All Things LCMS Gathering 2022 Houston Texas

LCMS Youth Gathering 2022

Immanuel-Joplin at the National Youth Gathering Houston, Texas | July 8-14, 2022 | “In All Things” 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…

Confirmation Classes

Growing Continually In Faith with Confirmation Classes Midweek Classes for Middle School Youth and Parents | Wednesday Evenings During the School Year at 6:45 pm Midweek Confirmation FAQs Stay informed! Sign up for Immanuel Youth Updates on your phone by using the Remind App. Click this link to get started. Confirmation Schedule 2023/24 September October November Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas Break January February Lent and Easter Break (Ash Wednesday is February 14, Easter is March 31) April Friday, May…

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…

Lawn Mowing Sign Up

Youth Families Mowing and Serving The youth of Immanuel are taking turns mowing the lawn for one of our older members who lives alone and is unable to do the work herself. A self-propelled push mower and a can of gas is stored in her garage for our use. Your family can serve Jesus and others by helping to cut grass a few times this season. Please sign up below. Thank you! Note: Mowing can be done either on Saturday or…