Wednesday, August 04, 2021
High School Ministry

High School Ministry

 To be and to grow a community of disciples of Jesus Christ.
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At UALC, our mission is to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ, loving God and our neighbors with soft hearts, open hands, engaged minds, and whole spirits. HSM (High School Ministry) is a community of disciples, in 9th-12th grades, practicing our faith with one another. As followers of Jesus, we worship, grow, and serve together.

Contact Dan Kidd, Director of High School Ministry, for more information about HSM.


We believe that a key step in a student’s long-term faith formation is to connect with the larger congregation by attending, or streaming, worship services with their families. Teens can also volunteer to serve at our worship services in several ways.


HSM Group

Join other teens in a discipling community, where we check in on each other, study the Bible, pray, and serve others together. Sundays during the school year, 4:00-5:30 pm at Mill Run. For information on joining an HSM small group, contact Dan Kidd.

Growth Workshops

As part of UALC’s mission to be disciples, we provide growth opportunities at all age levels. For high schoolers, we have five key workshops that we believe are crucial for faith formation and the path toward lifelong, Jesus centered, discipleship. Our Following Jesus in High School and Confirmation Capstone workshops are for parents and students to attend together, as we believe parents are the primary formers of faith and we want to partner with you in this journey! Contact Dan Kidd for more information and registration.
Following Jesus in High School
Incoming 9th graders and parents
This single-session workshop facilitates great family discussions. We’ll prepare you to navigate life in high school and follow Jesus through opportunities and obstacles.

Can I Ask That?
9th-12th graders
From the very beginning, faithful followers of God have embraced our curiosities. The Bible abounds with big, difficult, important questions. Part of being a Christian in a community of Christians is exploring—fearlessly and earnestly—how our faith makes particular claims on every part of our lives: heart, soul, mind, and strength. This course  addresses the questions and doubts that students express.

Confirmation Capstone
9th-12th graders and parents (1st session with parents)
UALC celebrates this important season where students begin the adult life of following Jesus. Delve deeper into the foundations of the Christian faith and learn practical ways to be a daily follower of Jesus. Please attend at least one retreat or camp and one mission trip prior to Confirmation Capstone. Scholarships are available. Next session will be in fall, 2021.

My Bible Intermediate
For students grades 9-12
Discover some tools for reading and interpreting the library of books we call the Bible; how it is organized, what it shows us about God and ourselves, and how it can deepen our faith and discipleship.

Following Jesus After High School
Recent high school graduates
Life after high school graduation is full of major transitions. We want you to be prepared to follow Jesus well in the season ahead, and for the rest of your life. Join other high school graduates to talk and pray through the major changes ahead.


Local Service Projects

Throughout the year, we have multiple service opportunities! We serve our local community alongside our local ministry partners throughout the year.

Summer Mission Trips

Our domestic mission trips provide an opportunity for students to explore the myriad of ways the Kingdom of God is being brought into communities near and far. These trips offer students a chance to observe God’s missions first-hand, act as servant leaders, and discover how the Lord will use them to impact the world around them.

Consent and Waiver Form

All parents, or guardians, of children and youth must complete the Consent and Waiver Form to participate in UALC events and programs. Fill out the simple form online here.
Volunteer with Family, Youth & Children

Volunteer on a Team

Join a Youth Ministry team and be part of transforming lives. Many opportunities for any skill set, age or schedule. Apply here.
Mission Trip

What Do You Do?

We gather to be and grow a community of Jesus’ disciples. We do life together. We worship, explore, learn, hang, pray, and eat. We meet in small groups and big groups. We go places and do things with and for others in the name of the Lord.
The Gathering

Can I Come Anytime?

Of course! We'd love for you to come. And bring friends. If you've come before but it's been a while, not to worry. Just come back when you can.