High School Ministry at Triumphant Love is not only focused on relationships, but also on discovery and purpose. We focus on building strong relationships and exploring our faith deeply all while equipping us to be leaders in the community. We offer several programs, service opportunities, and a “big summer trip”. We also have summer employment opportunities for our High School students through our day camp. All with the purpose of helping our high schoolers discover themselves and deepen their faith. We also offer classes for parents to help our families thrive in this short, but significant phase of life.
Our High School Ministry program offers many events and activities throughout the year. To see dates and times for events and activities, visit our calendar and event registration page. If you would like to learn more about the High School Ministry fill out a Connections Card.
To see dates and times for these events visit our calendar or event registration page.
High School Ministry Calendar
Sunday 10-10:50am (Upper Room)
Faith in Action Sunday School – This class is for all adults and high school youth. Topics range from outreach ministry spotlight presentations to multi-week series on topics of social justice and ministry calling.
Various times throughout the year
6th-12th graders participate in service projects in our congregation as well as all over the central Texas area.
Wednesday Evenings 7-9pm
Open to all 9th-12th graders. Mentor-supervised snacking, homework, games, and fellowship happen in the first hour. The second hour is reserved for group Bible study led by Deacon Bri.
December/March/April 10:00am (Fellowship Hall)
The Children’s Ministry team sponsors breakfasts for the whole congregation in celebration of the beginning of Advent and Lent and on Palm Sunday.
Wednesdays 6-7:00pm (meets in various locations, mostly outside near playground)
Group of parents meet after Wednesday dinner for fellowship and cold beverages while the children participate in Wednesday activities or play on the playground.
During our regular Sunday worship service we lead a special blessing of backpacks, school bags, briefcases, etc. for all those returning to schools to teach, learn, and support those who do.
Sunday before Halloween
We host a neighborhood and multi-generational event held in our back parking lot. Children dress in costumes and move from trunk to trunk collecting goodies. Youth group volunteers for various jobs. Free food and entertainment is provided as well as prizes and games for the whole family.
The high school youth group assembles care packages for our college students filled with candy, a special note, and a Reformation devotion.
During our Wednesday evening worship we invite all new drivers to participate in a special blessing as they reach a significant life milestone and accept the responsibility of driving.
6th-12th graders participate in prepping for and baking fresh Thanksgiving pies for local school PTA organizations, our neighborhood, and our congregation. This huge event helps raise money for the youth ministry and often attracts youth alumni who like to drop in and help out!
This weekend retreat is for families and takes place at Camp Chrysalis in Kerrville. Families spend the weekend in worship, prayer, fellowship, and special activities with the purpose of preparing for the Advent season. Registration begins in October.
First Saturday of December
At this event, families prepare for the coming of Christmas by making Chrismons, singing carol karaoke, and other fun Advent crafts and activities.
Families are invited to a BBQ picnic with a bouncy house for the kids, time to play in the gaga ball pit and make friends on the playground, and a chance to explore the outdoor nature trails and new Sensory Garden. This event is sometimes coordinated with the Annual Congregational “Meat”ing for members.
Good Friday 10:00am (Begins in TLLC parking lot)
This special worship event is for young children & families on Good Friday. All ages take part in activities corresponding to the Stations of the Cross culminating in a special worship in our Outdoor Worship Area. This is ideal for families of young children for whom the traditional Good Friday worship may not be appropriate.
During our regular Sunday worship service we lead a special blessing for our graduating seniors. They are presented with blankets that have been handmade by members of the congregation.
TLLC reserves blocks of space at Camp Chrysalis in Kerrville for our sleep away campers (2nd-12th grade). Our elementary students attend age-grouped camping programs and our middle school campers attend Confirmation camp. Leadership camping programs are available for 9th-12th graders. Registration begins in December.
For 9th-12th graders. Youth and adult mentors travel together each summer. Destinations are on a three-year rotation. Year 1 – National Youth Gathering: ELCA sponsored event occurring in a large US city where students take part in worship, fellowship, faith education, and service projects alongside Lutheran youth from all over the country. Year 2 – Camping Trip: Hiking, sleeping, cooking, and challenging ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually while out under the stars. Year 3 – Service Trip: Various destinations with the goal of immersing in a new culture and experiences while learning how to serve others. Registration begins in December.
For all recently graduated seniors, this mentor-led trip is designed specifically for our youngest adults as they make transitions such as living at home to living away or from school to the workforce. This small setting allows for much self reflection and closure. Registration begins in April.
Camp Hope is offered two different weeks for children 4 years old – completed 6th grade. This is a unique adult-mentored, youth-led ministry. Each day, children hear a new Bible story & learn what it means through hands-on, creative and age-appropriate activities. All day long every activity points them back to the Bible story. This is done through small groups, worship, snacks, art, STEM, drama and music! Camp Registration begins in February.
Applications for Camp Staff open in January.