High School Ministry

(9th-12th Grade)


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Special & Ongoing Events


High School Youth Group

2nd & 4th Sundays of each month | 6:30-8 PM

High schoolers! Gather for some fun, fellowship, conversation, snacks, games, Bible study, and service projects. Each time will be different!

Nov. 11 - In house Service project benefiting Global Health Ministries

Nov. 25 - Friendsgiving (AKA: Thanksgiving dinner with friends! Potluck style.) See link  to RSVP & sign up to bring something.

Dec. 9 - Ugly Sweater Christmas Party - Games, snacks, & fun. Contest for best Ugly Sweater too! 

Dec. 23 - No youth group - Christmas Break  


High School Summer Mission Trip - Denver, Colorado

July 14-19, 2019 plus travel days

We will partner with Serve Boldly for a week of service learning in Denver, Colorado. Youth will have the opportunity to accompany and serve their neighbor while deepening and understanding of God's presence in their lives. 

Cost: Approx. $600-650 (fundraisers will be made available)

$100 deposit and registration form due by Nov. 14. Sign up on the Youth bulletin board & pick up registration form next to the youth board. 

RegistratioN Form

Questions? Contact Christina Verbick at cverbick@wordofpeace.org or (763) 496-2430.


Discovering the Leader in Me (9th-12th grade girls) - Class is FULL

Wednesdays | 7:30-9 PM | November 7, 14, 28 and December 12

All High school girls, with or without leadership experience, are invited! Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, Pam Johnston will take you on a 4-week journey where you will learn what a leader is and isn't, examine important leadership characteristics, help you discover if you are a follower, a leader, or both; and give you tools to develop your own leadership skill all in the context of what it means to have faith and be a leader.

Pam Johnston is a Word of Peace Member, leadership expert, confirmation guide, and youth sports coach. She has spent her life leading, coaching, and teaching.

Questions? Contact Christina Verbick at cverbick@wordofpeace.org or (763) 496-2430.


Youth Sports: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (and what parents can do to help make it better!) 

Sunday, November 18 OR Monday, November 19 at 5 PM (Classes are the same)

Word of Peace member Pam Johnston will lead a 1-hour discussion for parents about the current state of youth and high school sports. Pam has been a youth and college sports coach for the past 30 years and she is passionate about encouraging kids to keep playing sports. She will set the stage by providing some background details, then move into a discussion of the state of youth sports today. Finally, the group will come up with some actionable items of how to give kids a more positive experience in youth sports.


High School Leadership Training

Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM | December 5, February 6, April 24

Join together with your peers to learn or enhance your leadership skills. Confirmation junior guides, church school teachers and helpers are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Christina Verbick at (763) 496-2430.


Parent's Afternoon Out - Youth Fundraiser for 6-12th graders

Saturday, December 15 | 12:30 - 5:15 pm 

It’s a time where parents get to drop off their children at church for an afternoon of fun games and activities lead by Middle & High school youth. Youth can earn money towards their youth account to be used at any church sponsored event or for service hours.

Sign up to help is located on the Youth Bulletin Board. 

Questions? Contact Christina Verbick or at (763) 496-2430.

Leadership Opportunities

Vacation Bible School Volunteer

High school students are encouraged to serve as leaders for our Vacation Bible School program with children aged 3 through 5th grade. Spend a week at Word of Peace leading games, activities, and learning opportunities! 2018 VBS dates are June 18-22. 

Summer Stretch Leader

High school students are encouraged to serve as leaders for our Summer Stretch program, which runs weekly on Wednesdays during the summer.  

Church School Teacher

A church school teacher serves as a leader, mentor and friend to a class of church school children. Typically, each class of students has a pair of teachers who share teaching responsibilities throughout the year. Invite a friend to co-teach with you! 

Confirmation Junior Guide

High school students at Word of Peace can serve as Junior Guides in Confirmation small groups. Each small group has an adult guide and a Junior Guide that lead conversation and facilitate discussion during small group time on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Junior Guides participate in servant and fellowship events with their small groups and attend periodic leadership training sessions throughout the year. 


For more information about any of these opportunities to serve, please contact Christina Verbick.

Event Permission and Health and Information Forms

For safety reasons, a health and information form and event permission form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian for all off-site church related youth activities (day trips as well as overnight events).

  • The  Event Permission Form  must be submitted to the Youth Ministry Office for every youth event.
  • The Health and Information Form must be submitted annually to the Youth Ministry Office, where it will be kept on file for the year. 


Christina Verbick

Christina Verbick
Director of Youth Ministry

(763) 496-2410 | Email Christina