At Shades Valley Lutheran Church, we believe that youth are called by the Holy Spirit in the community of faith and challenged to full participation in the life and mission of Jesus Christ and His Church.
• Youth ministry is Christ-centered and nurtured through the proclamation and study of the Word.
• Youth are full members of the Church of today as well as the Church of the future.
• Youth ministry is integrated with and not separated from the mainstream of the Church’s life and mission.
• Youth ministry is equipping youth to utilize their God-given gifts as faithful disciples.
Youth ministry focuses on the youth group as one dimension of a larger ministry that involves young people, together with people of all ages, in the life of the congregation, the community, and the world.