Children and Youth

Children and Youth

Children are a high priority at Gloria Dei!

Sunday school

Sunday school starts at 10:30 am after fellowship/snack time.  One of the Sunday school teachers will be happy to bring your child over to Sunday school in the Family Life Center, and you are welcome to come along as well.  The children usually have 20-30 minutes of music time with our music teacher and then a Bible story and a craft with our Sunday School teachers.

Confirmation Classes

Pastor teaches confirmation classes to youth (and adults) to teach them the faith and prepare them for coming to the Lord’s Supper.  If you are interested in arranging confirmation classes for your child, please contact Pastor.

Youth Group

Our youth group attended Higher Things, a Lutheran youth conference, in 2016, 2017, and 2019.  After the conferences, we stopped in Zion National Park for some special hiking.   

Our youth group tries to plan for the youth to attend a conference every couple of years.  In the meantime, we do fundraisers like bake sales, and we do other fun things throughout the year, such as trips to the beach, to the mall, to movies, game days, zip lining, hiking, and other social activities.  

Our youth are also highly involved with the younger children in Sunday school and in assisting with other church duties, such as acolyte for Holy Week services, singing, altar guild, work days, military luncheons, and other opportunities that come up.

Gloria Dei is a multi-generational church, and we try to make sure that all the generations–from young to old–get plenty of opportunities to know, love, and serve each other in Christ.  
Gloria Dei prioritizes a spiritual nurturing of your whole child in Christ–most especially through the Word of God and then through loving fellowship with His people. 

More questions about children and youth at Gloria Dei?  Contact us at or call us at 760-743-2478.

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