HighWay (9th-12th Grade)

All About Relationships!
The HighWay strategy includes program elements designed for students to build relationships with other students, with adults, and most importantly with Jesus Christ. It’s through these relationships that we achieve the purposes of the Way…to know the Way, grow in the Way, and show the Way. Jesus is the Way (John 14:6)!


PROGRAM ELEMENTS:

HANG OUT:
Connecting with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm. Enjoy some food, games, and Bible time together with friends! All high school youth are welcome and encouraged to join us.

  • August 27 at Lord of Life
  • September 3 – NO Hang Out

CONFIRMATION:
Confirmation is the path to a personal profession of faith. Specific expectations include:

  • Participation in Basic Training – complete all four sessions (see details below)
  • At least 30 days of a personal devotion/Bible study (suggestions can be offered)
  • At least 10 hours of ministry involvement or community service (suggestions can be offered)
  • Participation in a trip, retreat, or conference (see opportunities below)
  • Faith Expression (can be a written statement or creative project) – to be submitted by the student and discussed at the interview
  • Interview with student and parent(s)

BASIC TRAINING:
Get trained up on the basics of faith and life. Completion of Basic Training (all 4 sessions) is an expectation for Confirmation at Lord of Life. Each month there is a session on a Saturday (dates below for 2017/18) from 9am-Noon in the Youth Room. Each session is offered twice during the school year. Sessions do not need to be taken in order.

  • Session 1 Discovering the Bible – Sep 16 & Jan 13
  • Session 2 Encountering Jesus – Oct 14 & Feb 10
  • Session 3 Living on Purpose – Nov 11 & Mar 10
  • Session 4 Searching for Truth – Dec 9 & Apr 14

EVENTS:
More than just fun…


Fall Mystery Retreat (Juniors and Seniors only)
Up for the Unknown is a mystery retreat for high school upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) from Sat, Sep 9 through Sun, Sep 10. The location and the activities will be unknown. Parents of eligible youth will be contacted by Brian Zielke to discuss classified information about the top secret location and details. To sign up, parents must fill out and submit the consent form along with $25 (checks made out to Lord of Life) to Brian no later than Sun, Sep 3.

Dare to Share LIVE
Dare 2 Share Live is a one day outreach event for youth (grades 8-12) is an incredible way to reach our communities and schools by praying, serving, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. It will be simulcast live from Denver, CO to over 60 locations across the United States on Sat, Sep 23. We will go to Harvest New Beginnings in Oswego, IL. To sign up, parents must fill out and submit the c0nsent form along with $35 (checks made out to Lord of Life) to Brian no later than Sun, Sep 17.

Screens and Teens Discussion (for Parents and Teens)
Want to know how to connect with your teen in a wireless world? Join Pastor Matt and Brian Zielke for a discussion that will include the content from the book Screens and Teens by Christian-author Kathy Koch, PhD (reading the book beforehand is optional). The discussion will be on Tue, Nov 14 at 6:30-8:30pm. Register online. For questions contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

For more information about any of the above contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.