Youth Info

Our Mission Statement:
To encourage and nurture our youths’ personal relationship
with Christ and the church community through
Christian fellowship and service to others.”

We are working toward this goal by investing in our future–our children. We support and encourage all children and youth to participate in the many faith-based programs at King of Kings, all geared toward doing God’s work in our community and the world.

Sunday School
Sunday School is offered to children ages three through 12th grade. Classes for the various age groups are led by enthusiastic educators offering creative teaching methods involving storytelling, crafts, music, cooking, and science using the Spark faith-based curriculum.

Faith Stepping Stones
FSS is a faith-journey ministry involving ten stepping stones which equip parents and guardians to share their faith with their youngsters from the cradle through high school. These steps include:
1.    Baptism
2.   “Let the Children Come to Me” (Entering Sunday School) – Age three
3.   “Prayer Tents” (Learning about prayer) – Kindergarten
4.   First Holy Communion – 1st grade
5.   “Receiving God’s Word” (Discovering what’s in the Bible) – 3rd grade
6.   “Stand Up, Sit Down” (Why we worship) – 5th grade
7.    “Ready, Set, Go!” – Confirmation classes (KCY) begin – 6th grade
8.   “A New Beginning” (Confirmation/Affirmation of Faith) – 8th grade
9.   “Keys to Forgiveness” (Power/Responsibility of the Keys) – 10th grade
10. “Roots & Wings” (Graduation) – 12th grade

Children in Worship
When children attend Sunday worship, they can color and play quietly in the children’s area in the sanctuary, or parents and children can take a break in the nursery, if needed. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. They are also welcome to come for Holy Communion or receive a blessing by Pastor.

Salty Syracuse Youth
Salty Syracuse Youth is a collaboration between St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and King of Kings Lutheran church to prepare youth in Grades 6-8 for Confirmation. This fun-filled group is eager to learn more about God and are seeking ways to develop their spiritual lives.  For more information on our Confirmation program, please speak with Pastor.

Senior Youth
Our Senior Youth program is looking for high school age youth interested in growing connections with other youth. Currently there are preparations under way for high school youth, as well as young adults who missed the opportunity during COVID, to attend the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, July 16-20, 2024. Senior High Youth can also assist with the Salty Syracuse Youth as mentors for Confirmation students.