Middle School (Grades 6-8) and Confirmation Ministry

Our middle school ministries provide opportunities for youth to grow in faith, strengthen friendships, serve the community, and deepen their connection to the St. Andrew’s faith community.

Download the 2018-19 Middle School and Confirmation Calendar


Fellowship Opportunities and Special Events

Middle School Snow Tubing – Monday, Jan. 21, 2019
11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Eko Backen (meet at the Youth & Sports Center) – Cost $20

We’ll hit the slopes of Eko Backen near Forest Lake for a day of snow tubing (which is like sledding without hiking back up the hill!) Dress warmly for winter weather and bring cash for lunch. Register here.


Wednesday Night Alive

Wednesdays, 2:45-7:15 p.m. in the Youth and Sports Center – Runs Jan. 2 through May 8, 2019

Youth are invited to drop in for open gym, games, movies, a homework room, and time to connect with friends. Pizza, snacks, and drinks are available for purchase. Youth grades 6-12 do not require an adult to be present.

Full program details and schedule PDF


Middle School Music Opportunities

St. Andrew’s offers a variety of options for children and youth (Grades K-12) to be involved in vocal and instrumental music groups. For details and registration for choirs, please visit the children’s and youth music page.


Confirmation Ministry

Everything you need to know about Confirmation Ministry at St. Andrew’s

During the three years of Confirmation, middle school youth begin own their faith journey — learning what it means to be a Christian, what make us Lutheran, and what it means to live out our faith in daily life.

During the fall of 9th grade, students who intend to affirm their faith will have four weeks of small group meetings and a weekend retreat to walk through “what’s next” in their faith journey. Confirmation services are held during worship services on Reformation Weekend.

Register for 2018-19 Confirmation

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Confirmation Overview

Details on what Confirmation looks like at St. Andrew’s.

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6th – 8th Grade Information

Details and Schedules for 6th-8th Grade Confirmation.

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9th Grade Information

Details on the 9th grade program leading to Affirmation Sunday.

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Lenten Mentoring

5 week Lenten Journey diving into faith with mentors.

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Family Ministry

Family events provide an opportunity to connect with others, meet new people, and deepen relationships within our wider church family. Events are designed for a number of interests and ages. Learn more on our Family Ministry page.

We also provide learning opportunities for parents/guardians (and any adults who care for the youth in our community), with topics focused on issues and concerns relevant to today’s families. Learn more on our Parent Education page.


Community Partners

Boy Scout Troop 89

Boy Scouts is open to boys ages 11 (fifth grade) through 18. Interested youth and their parents are invited to stop by anytime to learn more about Boy Scouts. The Troop meets weekly during the school year on Mondays at 7 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Jim Schuster, Scoutmaster or Bob Cedergren. Information is also available on the Troop’s website.

Mahtomedi Area TreeHouse

St. Andrew's hosts TreeHouse on our campus. TreeHouse programs are designed to meet social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens. TreeHouse provides a safe environment as well as mentoring for teens to receive support, guidance and practical skills in making better choices today to live as healthy adults tomorrow. For more information on the Mahtomedi TreeHouse and who they serve, visit their website.