Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity. (1 Timothy 4:1)

We are continually formed in faith through the Holy Spirit. Faith formation at St. Mark’s includes worship, Sunday school and confirmation, Bible studies, and fellowship times for all ages, as well as the work of small groups, mission teams, and committees.

Sunday Morning Faith Formation

9:45-10:45am 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the month September-June

5th/6th grade Sunday School: Students will use the new Connect curriculum to make connections between Old and New Testament stories.

7/8th grade Confirmation: Confirmation at St. Mark’s is a two-year program, where we dig into the history of our Biblical ancestors and look at various faith practices as well as how does faith tie into our everyday lives.  Traditionally students begin the fall of their 7th-grade year and complete their concentrated study on Reformation Sunday the fall of their 9th-grade year.  Youth are invited to join at any time during their 7th- and 8th-grade years.

High School (9-12th grade): meets from 9:45-10:45 in the Fireside Room to discuss how faith and life are woven together. In 2021—youth grades 10-12th will join the 9th graders in class beginning Sunday, November 14. 

Please contact Ingelaurie Lisher, Deacon Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry with questions regarding Youth Faith Formation. or 253-752-4966 ext. 104

Thursday Night Activities at St. Mark’s for Youth, Grades 6-12

Youth Choir: Every Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Youth Group: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Youth Marimbas: 2nd& 4thThursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Many youth events and trips require participation forms. Please contact Ingelaurie Lisher with questions or concerns.

Other Events

Service Opportunities, Activities and Events are offered at times throughout the year. For an up-to-date schedule and calendar of events please check the weekly Bridge e-newsletter for what’s coming up.

Summer 2022—we are hoping and planning on this all happening this summer. 

ELCA Youth Gathering, July 24-28 Minneapolis MN. For youth grades 8-12th (current 2021-2022 school year). Contact Ingelaurie Lisher for more information regarding this amazing event for youth through the ELCA. 

Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp—stay tuned for which week we will be attending—for youth grades 4-7th grades (2021-2022 school year). 

Mexico Mission Trip—June 24-July 2 for high school youth and a parent/guardian. Stay tuned for more information regarding this trip coming out in the new year. 

Youth Music Opportunities—see the Worship and music page

Youth Resources

Looking for ways to talk to your child, teenager or young adult about mental health, here are some links to help you start the conversation and give parents/grown ups some tools from the ELCA for your toolbox.