Children, Youth, & Family

Worship, Learn, & Serve as a Family

The CYF Ministry Team is committed to helping people of all generations grow together towards a mature faith in the Triune God. A mature faith shows itself in such ways as having a positive spirit, seeking spiritual growth, making faith a way of life through practice, living a life of service, and speaking publicly about faith. Through a focus on age-level ministries, ministry with parents, developing and equipping leaders, and multigenerational church-wide programming, the CYF team seeks to help all be the presence of Christ in their daily lives so that others will follow Him.

Children, Youth, & Family

Ministries

Children's Ministry

Middle School Ministry

High School Ministry

CYF Summer 2024

Child Development Center

Meats & Eats

Hello and thank you for being willing to invest in our youth! This Summer, we have amazing trips planned for your youth to DIVE DEEPER into their faith. With our High Schoolers going to New Orleans to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering and our Middle School youth going to Flagstaff to serve, this will certainly be a Summer of deepening our faith and relationships with each other and with God. To help afford these trips, we are inviting you to our very first, Resurrection Meats and Eats. Join us on April 13th from 6 to 8 PM for some smoked pork, beans, and other amazing food, amazing music by the Wild Cats Jazz Band, and other opportunities to support our youth. At the low price of $15 per ticket (or however much you’d like to donate), it will be an event to remember. We will be collecting cash at the door. 

RSVP Here!

Summer 2024

Dive Deeper

June 3rd - 7th, 2024

Join us for an interactive Bible experience! Our youth will Dive Deeper into Bible stories and learn about God’s unending love through them. They will do this through engaging in large group experiences, creative crafts, exciting games, and so much more! 


Participants

3 years olds — those completing 5th grade for the 2023-2024 school year


Volunteers

Those completing 6th grade for the 2023-2024 year and older.


Registration for both participants and volunteer opens Easter Sunday

July 8th - 12th, 2024

Join us for a week of games, local service projects, exciting crafts and, of course, amazing snacks! This day camp will have us Dive Deeper into the community around us in laughter and service!


Participants

Those completing 6th grade through 8th grade for the 2023-2024 school year.


Registration Will Open at a Later Date

June 23rd - 28th, 2024

In Flagstaff we will be partnering with Service-Learning Camps, an organization that will connect us with local service opportunities. We will serve outdoor environments, as well as service opportunities in the city. In the evenings we will be enjoying Flagstaff and all of the great things it has in store. Join us as we Dive Deeper into understanding how God calls us to serve.


Participants

Those completing 6th grade through 8th grade for the 2023-2024 school year.


Register Here

Make Payment Here

July 15-20, 2024

Every three years, thousands of high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.


Participants

Those completing 8th - 12th grade for the 2023-2024 school year.


Register Here

Make Payment Here

Serving in CYF

Between Sunday School Teachers, Confirmation Leaders, and High School Sunday School Leaders, we need a grand total of 47 people to make this year transformational!

Sunday School

Lead Teacher: Leads a prepared lesson plan that is given to you in advance. Supplies are set up for you before you arrive on the day you are leading, with everything you need to teach.
Need 3 People Weekly
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Sundays

Crew Guide: Assists the Lead Teacher with the children by helping to keep kids on task. Helps young children with cutting, gluing, playing games, etc.
Need 5 People Weekly
9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Sundays

Confirmation

​Confirmation Mentor: A mentor is someone who will join the youth once a month to walk through a devotional together.
Mentors Needed 20
​9:15 -10:30 a.m. Once a month.

Confirmation Small Group Guide:
A guide is someone who is comfortable and willing to lead a group of 5 or 6 youth through group conversations, games and activities all centered around growing in understanding and faith.
Guides needed 4
9:15 -10:25 a.m. Once a month

Extravaganza Host: Maybe up-front ministry is not your forte but you really enjoy, hospitality, logistics and making sure events run smoothly.
Hosts needed- at least 3
​9:15 - 1 p.m. Once a month

Youth Group

We are asking for adults to come and join Youth Group as participants, to form those faith based relationships with youth. 9:15 a.m. every Sunday we meet in the High School Youth room. Join us as you are for fun, fellowship, and faith!

Need 4 People
Monthly 9:15-10:30 a.m. Sundays

Additional Information

Children Youth and Family Volunteer Interest Form
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Sunday School Registration
Click Here


Confirmation
Click Here


Youth Events Form
Click Here


Family Worship Sign-Up Form
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Stay up to date on all of our events by checking our CYF Event Calendar.

Click Here for a link to the Google Calendar.

Pastor Erin Morris, Associate Pastor of CYF emorris@orovalley.org

Chris Justesen, Director of RLC Child Development Center cjustesen1@gmail.com

Brenda O’Connor, Director of Children and Family Ministries boconnor2222@yahoo.com

Josh Carlson-Kroschel, Interim Youth Minister jcarlson@orovalley.org

Nicole Carlson-Kroschel, High School Ministry Director nkroschel@orovalley.org