High school youth ministry at St. John’s is made up of 9th-12th grade students. This ministry provides an opportunity for high school students to gather for fellowship, a safe space to ask questions, and experiences to learn and grow with peers while having fun.

See the Confirmation page for information specifically on Confirmation.

If you need financial assistance for any youth program, please contact Lindsay for a scholarship form ( or (507) 319-4930). 

Youth Ministry including Confirmation and Youth Group will require masking for students, volunteers, and staff inside the building.


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St. John’s youth, youth gathering participants, or supporters can purchase ELCA Youth Gathering apparel or St. John’s youth “Modern Day Disciples” apparel through Bonfire at More items to come!

Upcoming Opportunities:

Find the calendar of upcoming events here. (click here to add this calendar to your Google calendar or here for another calendar format.)

Youth Group Afterschool: Weekly Wednesdays at 3:15 pm for grades 7l-12.

High School Youth Group: Weekly Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

ELCA National Youth Gathering 2022: If you have a 8th-12th grade student (2021-2022) who is interested in attending the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis July 24-29, 2022, there is still time to commit. Fill out this form. The last day to register at the early rate is November 21. If committing November 22-January 21*, there is an additional $50 fee. * The final registration deadline has changed as the Gathering updated their timeline.