At Messiah Church, we make life better for families. We understand some of the real struggles of parenting in the midst of all that a busy life affords. So, we have small groups that will help you connect with other parents to grow and develop together. In preschool and elementary school, it is important to understand some foundational principles for living as God’s people. Plug into Sunday morning or Wednesday night Messiah’s Kids programs. And while your family is navigating high school and middle school, be part of a youth group, Sunday School, or Confirmation class to help better understand how faith and life connect.
We strive to reach the lives of children through a variety of engaging activities. We prayerfully and passionately strive to partner together with families as we nurture our children’s faith.
Messiah Youth Ministry
Students in grades 6-12 have several opportunities to connect with peers and grow in their faith at Messiah Church though youth groups, Sunday School, Confirmation classes, retreats, missions, and fun social events.
Parent Small Groups
Parent Small Groups and Wednesday night children and youth programs happen at the same time, offering opportunities for the whole family to participate:
Youth Parent Faith Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 pm in-person for community and faith studies that support and encourage parents of teens and young adults. Contact Megan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Parent Faith Group meets occasionally on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom and in-person for connection, encouragement, and support while raising young children. Contact Brad, linmanbj@yahoo.
Messiah sponsors two Scouts BSA Troops and one Cub Scout Pack.
Scouts BSA Troop 3570, for youth ages 11-17, is boy led and parent powered. Scoutmaster Matt Abe took over the helm from Scoutmaster Emeritus, Phil Zietlow, in 2018. Together, they bring over 45 years of experience to the troop which was chartered in 1969. Camping, leadership training, FUN, service, and living the Scout Law are just some of the troop activities. The troop is proud of its 80 Eagle Scouts. Visit troopwebhost.org/Troop3570Plymouth for more information.
Scouts BSA Troop 5570, the linked girl troop for youth ages 11-17, was formed in 2019 and is led by Scoutmaster Sally Jensen. The troop performs many service projects, attends District and Council Camporees, and camps on their own regularly. Their adventures include horseback riding, zip-lining, indoor rock climbing, and kayaking. Visit troopwebhost.org/Troop5570Plymouth for more information.
Cub Scout Pack 388 has approximately 35 scouts in six dens. Boys and girls ages kindergarten through 5th grade from Plymouth, Wayzata, and surrounding communities participate in a variety of outdoor activities both locally and at Northern Star Camps, do community awareness and service projects, and compete in the Pinewood Derby – all with their Cubmaster Paul Overman. Visit plymouth388.mypack.us/home for more information.