Students (6th-12th)

Sunday Morning Opportunities

 All grades are for the 2018-2019 school year.

[6th Grade] Bible Study

Sunday Mornings | 9:30-10:30am | SC 194

Students are invited to join us for Bible study as they walk through the life of Jesus throughout the year!

[7th-8th Grade] Confirmation

Sunday Mornings | 9:30-10:30am | SC 294 and 296

Students and parents are invited to join us for Confirmation classes throughout the year. 7th Grade students are currently walking through the Old Testament while 8th Grade focuses on Luther's Small Catechism. Parents are highly encouraged to come with their student and learn alongside of them for the first half of class and then further unpack the topic with other adults in the second half of class.

[High School] Bible Study

Sunday Mornings | 9:30-10:30am | SC Chat Room

Students focus on applying God's Word to their daily lives. Students will be challenged to look at scripture in new ways and discuss with other high school students what God's Word means to them.  


Student Sunday Nights

Every Sunday | 5-7pm | Student Center

Students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us each Sunday for a variety ! It is a great time to meet up with friends and make some new ones too while growing in your faith. Middle school and high school groups meet at the same time but not necessarily together. Each night is different so be sure to join us!

October 28th | Guys and Girls Night

November 4th | Worship Night with Prayer Stations
November 11th | Service Night - Packages for Troops
November 18th | Dinner, Games, and Bible Study
November 25th | Thanksgiving Dinner

December 2nd | Worship Night with Christmas Carols
December 9th | Service Night - Blessing Bags and Cookie Making
December 16th | Christmas Party

2019 Student Mission Trips

Click here to download a PDF with information on both 2019 mission trips.

Guatemala | 9th Grade through College-Aged Students | March 8th-15th 

Join us for a week in Guatemala as we pour into the children and youth of Chaguiton, Guatemala through a Bible retreat, VBS, and English classes. Experience the joy of sharing your faith in another country and grow in your own walk with Christ. The trip is $1,500 and includes all lodging, food, and travel. Click here to register by December 2nd.


The Rio Grande Valley | 6th-12th Grade | June 16th-22nd

Come see how God is working in the Rio Grande Valley! We will spend our week serving the local community through work projects like painting, building, and demolition. These projects help churches in the area connect with their neighbors so that they can continue to tell them about Jesus! The trip cost is $350 and covers all lodging, food, and travel. Click here to register by March 4th.


Adult Chaperones and College Mentors

We need adult chaperones to accompany and lead our students on both mission trips and want you to be a part of it! We are also looking for college students to serve as mentors on the summer mission trip to the Valley. Chaperone roles on both trips include leading a small group Bible study/discussion each day, supervising work during the week, planning a small portion of the trip experience, and ensuring the safe travel of our students. College mentors will be asked to serve around our camp by leading groups in cleaning, cooking, and running other elements of life at camp each evening. Adults and college students can apply to join us and will be accepted on the trip by the middle of January! No deposit is due at the time of application. Click here to apply.


Mission Trip Financial Assistance

We want as many students as possible to be able to attend our mission trips! Financial assistance is available for both trips if needed for your student. Download the Mission Trip Assistance Application here. Complete the form as a part of your registration and return it to Crystal Oliver in the church office.


Student Ministry Consent and Release Form

Being able to reach out to everyone in our ministry areas is an important aspect of what we do.  Not just to share information but also to check in with each one of you when something like a hurricane devastates our community.  For that reason, we strongly encourage you to use the form linked below to update your student's information.  This form includes contact information, plus medical, media consent, and liability information for your child.  All are important pieces to make sure that you and your family stay connected and safe while at Gloria Dei.

Student Ministry Consent & Release Form

Get Connected!

To get reminders and the latest updates on events sent straight to your phone, you can download the Remind app from any app store. You can also text the group code to 81010 to sign up for the appropriate group.

6th-8th Grade Group: @gdlcmiddle
High School Group: @gdlchigh