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What is WLCYouth like?

We're all about following Jesus, discovering our identity in Him, growing to be more and more like Him (serving, learning, connecting), and helping others to do the same. We have opportunities all year to connect, grow as disciples, and have fun as we live The [Disciple] LIFE. 

  • Jump in, grab a friend, and connect at Middle School Mania or High School Hootenanny.
  • Serve on a  Summer Mission Experience, serve events, Summer Stretch, or on a ServeTEAM.
  • Stretch and learn with your family in preparation for faith milestones like First Communion and Confirmation.
  • Grow and study God's Word in Summer Bible Study and in a small group throughout the school year.

If you're in grades 6-12, we'd love to meet you and help you get connected to WLCYouth!

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Youth Events

Everyone's invited...come check out one of our upcoming events!


WLCYouth Wednesdays and WLCYouth Sundays

You'll find friends to have fun with, small groups where you can belong, and adults who care!

Middle School and High School Youth: get ready for fun, games, worship, prayer, small group breakouts, and conversation about real-life. Join us on a Wednesday night and see what WLCYouth is all about! Oak Hill (Stillwater) and Valley Creek (Woodbury) Youth meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm. Wakota Ridge (South St. Paul) Youth meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 10:30-11:30am. 

  • Please note, WLCYouth Wednesdays will not meet on April 5.

Register for WLCYouth!

2023 Mission Experiences

Middle School & High School Meeting Update

  • March 19, 3:30-5pm (Valley Creek Campus): All youth who are currently registered for the MS or HS Mission Experience will gather in the Sanctuary. Parents are invited!
  • April 2, 1-2:30pm (Oak Hill Campus): Youth participants and leaders only (Parents do not need to stay).
  • April 30 (Valley Creek Campus): Middle School Parents from 1-1:45pm, High School Parents from 1:45-2:30pm.

First Communion & Confirmation

First Communion

First Communion preparation at Woodbury Lutheran is a 4-week parent and child experience during the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday. On April 6, 2023 our next group of youth will receive their first communion during a very special Maundy Thursday worship service at each campus.

Our next First Communion class starts in February! Contact Lindsey Schmidt with questions.

Learn more about First Communion


The Confirmation Journey is a family-paced faith process for young people (7-12th grade), who would like to dive deeper into understanding what they believe and why. Students & a parent/mentor are invited to explore what it looks like to be followers of Jesus together. At the end of the journey, students are invited to publicly confirm the faith given to them in their baptisms and claim their identity as disciples who intend to continue to live The [Disciple] LIFE — following Jesus. Confirmation weekends are October 30, 2022, March 5, 2022, and October 29, 2022.

Learn more about Confirmation

WLC Youth Staff


Director of Youth Ministry
+ Middle School Youth 
Valley Creek Campus

Email Lindsey


Director of High School Youth Ministry
Valley Creek Campus

Email Patrick


Kids & Youth Minister
Oak Hill Campus

Email Sarah


Kids & Youth Minister
Wakota Ridge Campus

Email Bethany