High School

High School Youth: grades 9-12


ff hs grpWestern1We are expanding our Faith Formation program for our high school students. Their program incorporates fellowship, learning and serving opportunities. Additional information can be found in the Mission, Gather, and Connect sections. Also check out some pictures from the last ELCA gathering: Rise Up! Please contact Deaconess Kristen for more details.


High School Fellowship and Caring Conversation

All High Schoolers are invited to fellowship and caring conversation in DK's office on Sunday mornings from 9:10–10:10 a.m., beginning August 28*. Topics of conversation will include current events, Biblical connections to today's world, and whatever else needs to be discussed. Brian Carlson will once again be leading this awesome time of reflecting on God's activity in our lives.


What It Was Like to Be a Youth Leader at the Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gathering

By Haley Reed

On January 13–15, I had the opportunity to go to the Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gathering in Colorado Springs. I have gone to this gathering before, but this time was going to be even cooler for two reasons: For one, it was the first year that middle schoolers and high schoolers had a gathering together; and second, I was given the opportunity to lead a specific part of the gathering because I am part of YDT. YDT stands for Youth Discipleship Team, and it is made up of youth from all over Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Synod. We represent the youth of the Synod.

The theme of the gathering this year was “Wait What?”. We learned all about accepting each other and all of God’s children for who He created us to be. We learned not to judge people by what they look like on the outside but instead focus on who God created them to be on the inside. We heard from three speakers of various ethnicities and genders and gained a new perspective from their stories.

Because I am in YDT, I was given the opportunity to help run a workshop for different congregations. The workshop was a poverty simulation so people could experience what it might be like to have a different class standing. This workshop really opened the eyes of the people in the congregations because they were able to see living standards from a different perspective. This workshop definitely gave me, along with fellow youth, a lot of new perspectives to consider.

Overall, being a part of YDT is a really cool experience and a great way to increase my leadership skills, as well as spread the Word of God. We were also able to recruit a lot of people from different congregations across the Synod to help us plan our Rocky Mountain Synod Day for the for the 2018 ELCA Houston gathering. The gathering was so much fun, and I definitely learned a lot about loving and accepting others, not judging them for who I think they are but instead accepting them and loving them because they are God’s children and he loves us all, equally.



Upcoming events



Image result for elca youth gathering logo2018 ELCA Youth Gathering: June 27–July 1

Calling all parents of students who are entering grades 8–12 this fall! YOU are the eligible students for the ELCA Youth Gathering 2018 in Houston, Texas! The dates of the event are June 27–July 1, 2018, plus travel days on either end. This event has been a rich tradition of BLC's youth ministry and transformational in the lives of many of our youth who are now young adults.


Meeting for ELCA Youth Gathering

Youth who are attending the ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston this summer will be meeting to keep building our community and learn about what we will be discovering in Houston! Please make it a point to be at these meetings! This meeting will be at BLC on March 11, 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m.


Late Start Breakfast Club

ff hs grpTableDKB1Calling all senior highers! Don't sleep in on those awesome Late Start days; join us at BLC for breakfast! It's a great time to pack in some delicious brain food so you will be smarter than ever on that short day at school, and it's a great time to hang out with your friends. Check the Late Start Breakfast Club page for details on dates and RSVP to Deaconess Kristen Baltrum (303-817-5482). Remember to bring your friends! All are welcome.




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