St. Paul

Lutheran Church

A place where we reach, preach, and teach with God's love.


High School Youth

Our High School youth enjoyed attending the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston in July, 2018! They engaged in dynamic worship  and made connections with youth from around the country. While in Houston our youth completed service projects and worshiped with 30,000 ELCA youth from around the country. They came home excited and ready to plan for the next Youth Gathering. 

Confirmation (Grades 7 & 8)

Youth in grades 7 & 8 attend Confirmation class with Pastor Dave, Sunday mornings during the Sunday School year from 9:00-10:00 am.  

Disciples in Radical Training (Grades 6 and up)

Our Disciples in Radical Training youth meet every Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm and are led by Nina Fockler. Youth in DIRT are laying the foundations for adult faith. We are involved in Bible Study and applying it to our lives. Youth bring events from daily life to our group and discuss them in the context of faith. We have embraced service projects with great enthusiasm. You can find DIRT youth baking communion bread or serving as acolytes and crucifers or in the community making and serving food at the Path Center, or helping to Clean Up our Parks. This summer we have elected meet each week. We have begun some service projects and plan Bible Study and fun events we have difficulty fitting in during the school year. This year we went on a Youth Retreat at Camp Mowana, and attended the Youth Gathering offered at Synod Assembly.

Junior Luther League (JLL) (Grades 2-5)

Our JLL youth meet each Wednesday from 6-7:30 pm during the school year, and are led by Stacy Barker. The kids meet to learn about our great God, serve the church and the community, and have fun! Our kids are the most enthusiastic servants, and have worked at Clean up our Parks, with the Backpack Buddy program, the Path Center,and to serve the church by learning to acolyte. We work together but we have lots of fun too. We have watched movies, gone to the Corn Maze, bowled, and gone to roller skate together. 

Tongues Spreading the Word (TSW) (Grades K-1)

Our K and 1st Grade youth meet each Wednesday night during the school year except during Advent and Lent. This group is led by Lori Brandt. Although they only recently began meeting they have already served the church by decorating for the Thanksgiving meal and by packing care packages for our college youth. This group is learning about faith basics, such as the 10 Commandments, and is engaging in fun activities each week. 

Sunday School

Each Sunday from 9-10 am, between the week after Labor Day and the Sunday before Memorial Day, we offer Sunday School classes for youth. We are excited to be welcoming children from age 3 and up. Children of all ages find their place on Sunday morning. Each quarter of the Sunday school year we offer special event Sundays that teach a particular group of Bible Stories or concepts (Birthday Party for Jesus, the ExcelLENT Adventure, for example). Also quarterly we offer a Wednesday night event that teaches faith through fun activities and Bible Story telling. Our youth love these special events and we feel it gives extra focus to important Biblical topics or church seasons. 

Kidspirit Events

This summer 5 Defiance churches are teaming up to plan youth events offered throughout the summer! Registration and additional information can be found at

Contact Information: 419-956-1267