High School Youth Ministry

Upcoming High School Ministry Events

WNYG Thanksgiving Dinner Potluck

Age Range: High Schoolers and Their Parents

Days/Times: November 29th, 7:30–9:00 PM

Description: Parents you are invited! Join us for a Thanksgiving feast as we bring both child and parent together to celebrate all we are thankful for. We will have some amazing games where we will be putting parents against their children in a variety of games and trivia. Then we will sit down and enjoy a great meal and hear God’s Word. This is your chance to see what WNYG is all about. Please bring a dish to share and an appetite.

Do I need to bring anything? Please bring a dish to share.

Registration: Please click to sign up.

Contact: TJ Helgren


Youth Timberwolves Game

Age Range: 7–12 Graders & Youth Families of 6th Grade and Younger

Days/Times: January 6, 6:00 PM (Meet at church)

Description: Join St. Andrew Church as we see the New Orland Pelicans take on our Minnesota Timberwolves! Come out and see some of the new Timberwolves team with stars like Jimmy Butler and Karl Anthony-Towns. Tickets are limited so sign up TODAY! We will meet in the fellowship hall on January 6th at 6:00 PM then we will take a bus over to the Target Center for the game and will be arriving back at midnight. This will be a great game to be at with many stars and a great value for tickets.

Registration: Please click to sign up. Deadline Jan. 3rd or when all tickets are sold.

Contact: TJ Helgren


2018 ELCA Youth Gathering – June 26 – July 1, 2018

Description: This is your once in a lifetime chance to experience a gathering like you have never been a part of before. Join in worshiping with over 30,000 other Christians as we deepen our faith and learn how to better serve Christ in our community.

More Info: Click here to learn more about the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering



High School Youth Ministry

Wednesday Night Youth Group (“WNYG”)

Age Range:  9th – 12th Grade

Days/Times:  Wednesday evenings from 7:45 – 9:15 pm in the Youth Room

Description:   Come one, come all, to WNYG! Each week we’ll connect with God and one another by engaging in meaningful bible studies, giving back through service projects, and having a ridiculous amount of fun and fellowship on Wednesday nights. We love seeing familiar faces and welcoming new ones, so we hope to see you this Wednesday!

Do I need to bring anything? No, just yourself!

Contact: TJ Helgren


Los Ninos De Dios

Age Range: 9th – 12th Grade

Days/Times: Every Tuesday, 3:30-5:30 pm, we serve a low-income, Spanish speaking community in Jackson Heights (Shakopee).

Description: All of our high school ministry youth are encouraged to join our dedicated crew who serve at Los Niños! Each Tuesday we offer an after school program where we help kids of all ages with homework, play fun games, read books, do arts and crafts, and share a snack. You won’t regret spending an hour with these precious kiddos and serving this one-of-a-kind community. Meet at Jackson Heights (1266 Chestnut Boulevard – Shakopee, MN 55379).

Contact: TJ Helgren


Counselor/CIT Training

Age Range:

10th Grade – Counselor-In-Training
11th – 12th Grade – Counselor

Days/Times: 2nd Sunday of each month, October thru May  |  5:15-7:45 PM

Description: Our Counselors and CITs spend a week (or more, based on availability) at Spirit in the Pines leading, staying with, and mentoring a cabin of 8-12 campers. This is an excellent opportunity for the high school ministry youth to grow their leadership skills. Applications are available on the Spirit in the Pines website and training begins in October, with sessions being held on the second Sunday of each month.

For more information visit the Counselors and Counselors in Training Page.

Contact: Burke Hancer


WNYG High School Group Photo