Youth Programs and Ministry - 7th-8th Grade

Mount Olivet Church offers a variety of programs for children and youth of all ages.  If you have questions regarding youth ministry, please contact a member of the youth ministry team or call the church office at 612.926.7651 for additional information regarding programs at either of our campus locations.


Confirmation at Mount Olivet is a two & a half year program beginning with the First Communion/Bible Presentation in the spring of 6th grade. The Confirmation program helps 7th and 8th graders learn more about the Bible, Lutheranism, faith and God while building relationships with their peers, Pastors and Church. During these very important years, studentsare instructed weekly by a Confirmation teacher, the Confirmation Director and Pastors.

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Click here for Confirmation Time & Talent registration (8 required service hours)

Junior High Alive

Junior High Alive is a unique program for 7th and 8th graders to participate in fun and fellowship. JHA activities include retreats, service opportunities, peer ministry and adopt-a-grandparent.  These often coordinate with Confirmation or choir activities. See more
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Chancel Choir

A group of 7th and 8th grade singers, who are active in Confirmation, and other junior high activities of Mount Olivet. This choir serves as a unique opportunity for young adolescents to create and build relationships with their peers and their church.  Join anytime!

Click here for Chancel choir at Minneapolis campus
Click here for Chancel choir at West campus

Glory Bells

Glory Bells is a handbell ensemble experience for 7th and 8th graders. This ensemble is a continuation of Joy Bells but also welcomes new members who have some previous instrumental experience. Rhythmic and musical skills are sharpened and enhanced in this special instrumental group. The ensemble performs in worship services throughout the year and plays an important role in the yearly Christmas Concert.

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April 30
Wednesday 5:30 PM
Dinner is free! Thank you for a great year of choir.
Both Campuses
May 01
May 10
Saturday 3:30 PM
Come and help the growing number of children that go hungry each and every day. This is a great opportunity not only to serve for your Church but a cause as big as World hunger. This event is a chance for 6th Graders to experience a Junior High Alive Event and a taste of what is to come for the next 2 years in Confirmation. Our 8th Grade Leaders are very excited to work alongside of you and share why they love having their Faith and Church be a part of their Life. Geoff, Zach, and Gina are very excited to meet you and look forward to a fun TWO years together! Get ready to pack, pack, pack! Contact Geoff Arenson at 612-767-2212 or with any questions.
Both Campuses
May 16
Friday 8:00 PM
Come join us for the ANNUAL Chancel Choir Lockout! Both the West Campus Chancel choir and the Minneapolis Campus Chancel choir will come together on May 16th (8pm) into the late night and morning of Saturday, May 17th (6:30am)! Make sure to pack yourself a mountain dew so you can pull an all nighter!!! We will go to a sport/entertainment center, do some bowling, have pizza, go to comedy sportz, have a dance, watch a movie, play some games, and have breakfast...all in ONE NIGHT:):):)! Please arrive at either campus at 8pm Friday night, pick-up will be at either campus at 6:30am on Saturday morning
Both Campuses
July 07
Monday 9:00 AM
Summertime Players! is action-packed, fast-paced, and specifically designed with middle school kids in mind. You will learn musical selections from musical theater, popular, and rock music, with small ensembles and large group numbers for everyone. All the musical fun is matched with more afternoon summertime fun activities such as swimming, bowling, putt-putt golf and more! Sure to be some of the best days of your summer! Cost $260.00
Minneapolis Campus
July 19
Saturday 10:00 AM
Hey Junior High Alive! We're so pumped to be able to invite you all to "Bunker Hills Wave Pool"! It should be a scorching mid-summer day in July, so come cool off at one of the best water parks around. We are opening the invitation to members and non-members alike, so feel free to bring a friend or two to join in on the fun. Bring your own money for concessions, and don't forget to bring a swimsuit, beach towel, and a change of dry clothes. Transportation from the West Campus will leave at 9:30am and meet in Minneapolis. We will arrive back at Minneapolis at 4:00pm and take off for the West Campus arriving at 4:30pm.
Minneapolis and West Campus
August 19
Tuesday 2:00 PM
This is a special event at the Retreat Center for invited 8th Graders at Mount Olivet that are ENTHUSIASTIC about Church. At this retreat we will have a meaningful devotion service, play games, plan future Junior High service opportunities, swim, and even make a stop at this retreat's traditional stop at McDonald's! Those interested please call Geoff Arenson.
Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center
August 21
Thursday 10:00 AM
Come and hang out with your Church friends for one last BLAST OF SUMMER FUN before School starts! This is always a fun day at the park, filled with lots of sweet rides and rollercoasters! This event is open to members and non-members going into 7th or 8th grade. Transportation will be provided from both campuses at 10am and returning by 5pm.
Minneapolis and West Campus