High School Ministry & Confirmation

HSM (High School Ministry) is designed to help teens in 9th – 12th grade experience the grace and love of God and find ways to live out their faith everyday. In other words, we’re learning to live and love like Jesus for a lifetime.

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Service Opportunities

North Oaks Rummage sale is in need of volunteers

Link to the sign up Genius here => Sign Up Genius May 14

Andover Family Fun Fest Volunteers Needed (Age 16+)

Here’s a video of one of the set-ups: shohttps://youtu.be/iBHa2dwxC2M

Will be paid hourly for your time by the group, to go towards fundraising for Summer Camp or other ministry opportunities students are seeking to fund. Email Mike Sell (msell@incarnationmn.org) if you are interested

Monthly HSM Serve Night

One night a month Incarnation High School students can have a chance to volunteer their time for an hour. Every month might  be something different then we have done before! Email Mike Sell (msell@incarnationmn.org) with questions.

Stepping Into The Future Together

Month-at-a-Glance

  • 5/15 (Sunday) – Learning Luncheon (hope and dream together, offer feedback)- register here
  • 5/22 (Sunday) – MSM/HSM Kick Ball and frozen treats (families encouraged to participate together); 11:30-12:30pm
  • 6/2 (Thursday) – First Thursday at Big Dipper North Oaks, 2:30-4:30pm [a shift from our regular schedule at Caribou]
  • 6/9 (Thursday) – School’s Thru Drive Thru, 7:00-9:00am (donuts/juice/coffee) & 2:30-4:30pm (Culver’s Custard w/ toppings), in front of Door 6 and near the Hodgson sidewalk–volunteers welcome!
  • 6/20-23 – “Monumental” Vacation Bible School (VBS)
  • 6/26-30 – High School Up North adventure camp with Green Lake Lutheran Ministries (GLLM)

You may find our Vision 1-Pager helpful in wrapping your head around what’s going on.

Here’s the full HSM calendar (subject to change)

More context around the “why” inspiring this adjustment

Here’s a list of FAQ


Wednesday Worship (typically…)

  • 5:55pm — doors open, let it begin!
  • 6:00 – 6:30pm — energetic and engaging cross-generational worship w/ a parent or other caring adult*
  • 6:30 – 7:30pm — Confirmation core class learning in Incarnation Hall (6th grade incl.) w/ a parent OR HSM time in Youth Room (**9th grade incl.) for students and adult leaders
  • Done and on your way home by 7:35p

*We feel called to step into a model of ministry which lives into the reality that the family is the primary way we come to understand God and find our place within the community of faith. That being said, outside of the 2 core class family expectation, teens do not always need to be accompanied by a family member/caring adult in order to be with us during this time.

**There are two aspects of the combined Confirmation/MSM/HSM program(s):  expectations of participation in core classes for confirmation, or the youth room fellowship/faith-building time. If 9th graders choose to stay in Incarnation Hall after worship for core class learning, they are expected to do so with an adult. If they choose to go to the Youth Room, there is no expectation to be accompanied by a parent.

Take a few minutes to fill out our Wednesday night worship feedback form

Register for Wednesday nights


Current Opportunities

First Thursday

June 2 — 2:30 – 4:30 pm Stop by the Big Dipper North Oaks for a FREE ice cream cone or cup! Open to all students, 6-12 grd.

Next Funtivity

Look for Pop-up events during the summer, we’ll let you know on social…

CANCELED ELCA Youth Gathering in 2022

Because the 2022 Gathering has been sadly canceled, we are offering a high school summer camp wilderness experience with Green Lake up North at their Two Harbors “Camp House” location. Join Mike Sell, our formation leader for high school (who has experience as a canoe-guide) and others June 26-30. Details here.

Congregational-Wide Service Opportunities
Click here for current Incarnation Service Opportunities.


Meeting Opportunities

High School Ministries will meet in-person in the youth room and online on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm. We’ll worship in Incarnation Hall (our awesome multi-purpose space/gym) at 6:00pm. Watch for communication with the details. We’ll post important info here and on our socials. If you aren’t receiving the invitations email Mike.


Registration

9-12 grade, visit the event page to register 

All registrations are done through Realm, our Church Management Database. Follow the steps below to register for MSM.

Setting up your account: Everyone who is already a part of Incarnation has a unique profile that contains your information. If you have already activated your account, please skip to the instructions about accessing your account. If you are a guest of Incarnation, you will follow the link to create and activate your account. To activate or create your account go to: www.onrealm.org/IncarnationLuth/Register

Accessing your account: After you have completed the set-up process above, you are now able to access Realm by going to www.onrealm.org/IncarnationLuth.

Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for all ministry opportunities for those who are in need. Contact the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213 for more information.

Questions about High School Ministry? Contact Nate Bergengren.