Reformation Lutheran Church A Congregation of the ELCA

Youth Connections

Soul Food (September-May)

Wednesday nights provide the perfect opportunity for families and individuals alike to ask questions and grow in faith as we gather together for a meal, worship, music and learning!

Everyone is welcome to join in the fellowship of our Soul Food dinner, beginning at 6:00 p.m., providing time for all of our Wednesday night participants to share in a meal before they head to handbell choir or learning opportunities.

Confirmation (7th-8th Grade)

While our middle school confirmation program is one of the most concentrated, focused times of learning and faith formation in the church, it is also a great way to connect with other middle school students. This time together is interactive, and includes Wednesday night and Sunday morning classes, as well as retreats and summer camp at Camp Tomah Shinga.

High School Youth Group (9th-12th Grade)

Our high school youth will continue to connect faith and life as they share study and conversation with each other. Our Youth Ministry exists for students and their families to know, grow and go: KNOW Christ, GROW mature in faith and together in God'sfamily, and GO with joy into the world as God'sservants. Students gather on Wednesday evenings for study and hang-out time, as well as Sunday mornings, and for other special events throughout the year. See the high school Facebook (closed site) for more information

Youth Quake

Inspiring speakers, exciting musicians, wild and crazy youth, and brave adult sponsors are all essential ingredients for Youth Quake! The first two weekends in February, our middle school students will experience this event – right here in Wichita - that is consistently a highlight of the year for our youth. This fun, inspirational (and a little bit wacky) Youth Quake weekend "away" provides transformational time when lives will be renewed and faith will become real!

Youth Zone

Our middle and high school youth gather monthly for a variety of activities – from pool parties and miniature golf to road trips to see Luther: The Rock Opera, retreats, and Youth Quake.

Camp Tomah Shinga

Students of all ages head to Camp Tomah Shinga each year for summer camp. Tomah Shinga is nestled within 840 acres in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, and is a great place for campers to get away from the distractions of a busy summer and look for God's presence in nature, in the friends they meet, and in spiritual activities like Bible study, prayer and praise, and time alone with God.

Students can look forward to great food, swimming, hiking, campfires, Bible studies, sing-alongs, and building great friendships. Mini-weeks and full weeks of camp are available for campers of all ages! For more information, check out the Camp Tomah Shinga website.

Summer High School Activities

Week-long summer experiences for youth at Reformation may include the ELCA Youth Gathering (once every 3 years – next in Minneapolis in 2021), service trips, or Bible Camp.