Youth Ministry


Trinity Lutheran Youth Group is committed to one simple mission – to provide a safe place where the young people of the church can learn how to grow in their Christian faith while living in a troubled world!

  • Each youth member quickly takes ownership of his or her own special place in their basement Youth Room. This becomes their own safe place where they can freely discuss any topic or issue that is on their minds.
  • The Sunday morning Bible lessons openly and candidly deal with issues young people face daily. Youth Bible Study is every Sunday at 9:15 AM 
  • Youth Group members become like a family, spending many Sunday evenings going to movies, hanging out in the Youth Room, eating out, or having lock-ins. Afternoons are often spent in activities such as laser tag, paintball, ice skating, or shopping.
  • Youth often help with various projects around the church and the community. Whether it is painting the stripes on the parking lot or buying Christmas gifts for needy families, Trinity’s teenagers try to make a difference.
  • The highlight of each year is the Youth Servant Event to Mexico and Texas. For one week the youth abandon all the luxuries of home and work long, hard hours building churches and houses in the desert of northern Mexico.
  • Not only do the youth gain great satisfaction from doing something for people less fortunate, but most importantly it is a time of great spiritual growth!

HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER:

Youth gather to study the Bible, share concerns, and pray for one another.
Location & time: Judy Griffin residence; time/day varies according to participants’ schedules

Mexico Trip Ministry


Each summer Trinity Youth Group members travel to the U.S./Mexican border towns of El Paso and Juarez to work in the ministry of the Ysleta Lutheran Mission. The 2011 trip marked the 15th annual servant event to Mexico.

They paint, install roofs, build houses and churches, and interact with the Mexican people on both sides of the border. They work hard and are happy to do so. The highlight of each trip is their door-to-door evangelizing in impoverished neighborhoods.

After the 2011 tornado disaster that destroyed much of Joplin, Missouri, the Trinity Youth Group quickly volunteered to assist in the cleanup.

Not only do the youth gain great satisfaction from doing something for people less fortunate, but it is also a time of great spiritual growth!

These young people pay most of the expenses themselves, and they deserve the encouragement and support of each adult in the church!

Verse of the Year

but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,

 

for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

 

Matthew 19:14

Calendar of Events

  1. Church Council

    June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. VBS

    July 30 @ 6:00 pm - August 1 @ 8:00 pm
  3. Pool Party!

    August 3 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
  4. Opening Worship

    August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. First Day of School

    August 17 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  6. No School

    September 3
  7. No School

    October 5
  8. No School

    October 8

2018 STAN Awards & Grandparents Day: April 19 & 20, 2018

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201 S. Pleasant Ave.
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-2614

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Centralia, IL 62801
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Centralia, IL 62801
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