Youth Ministry

Sunday School

Every Sunday morning during the school year, Bethany offers traditional Sunday School complete with age-appropriate Bible lessons and crafts. Several times throughout the year kids are invited to share a song in worship and share what they've learned about their faith in Jesus. They are encouraged to think of others in service projects like raising money to buy farm animals for those in need or help the humane society. 

Bethany Lutheran offers Sunday School (toddler-6th grade)

Sundays 9:30am during the school year

Taught by Miss Cindy Johnson

Serving The Community

Pilgrim and Bethany are known throughout the area for rolling up their sleeves to serve others. In particular, the youth have ministered to people and community in various ways:

Work with the Humane Society

Help others shovel/rake leaves

Raise money for causes

Confirmation students complete 20 hours of community service.

This is a snapshot of last years' VBS kids giving 30+ pillows to our neighbors at Faith House in Siren.

Vacation Bible School

Every summer VBS is hosted at each church. It is a rockin' week of activities, singing, diving deeper into our relationship with Jesus, and just having fun with friends. 

Keep A Look Out For Summer 2024 Dates

Luther Point Bible Camp

Our churches are partnered with Luther Point Bible Camp and each year the church provides camperships and other aid to make sure everyone experiences camp!  


Learn More at or see the page on our website.


At Bethany & Pilgrim Lutheran, we believe in faith by grace and therefore encourage the baptism at any age--infant-adult. Baptism is a sacrament in which promises are made on behalf of the person being baptized and the church as a whole. When the baptized is an infant, a sponsor or Godparent is appointed to speak on their behalf.  To ensure that parents, Godparents, and the baptized understand the significance of baptism and the promises made, we require participation in catechism courses with the pastor. These courses, held over two meetings, will cover the theology of baptism and include both discussion and practical elements.

Learn More on our Baptism Page


Confirmation is a journey toward publicly affirming one's baptism and faith. It is a two-year program that starts in the fall of 7th grade and continues through the fall of 9th grade. There are various opportunities for fellowship, learning, serving, developing life skills, attending camp/synod/national events, leading (as shepherds to the younger kids and ministers in worship as acolytes) and formation. 

Growing Together in Faith means we are ALL always learning, this is most certainly true!

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high school youth & young adult ministry

elca youth gathering

New Orleans, July 2024!