Middle School Ministry at Triumphant Love is focused on building lifelong friendships and dipping our toes in the water of call, leadership, and helping to figure out why we believe what we believe. We acheive this through traditional faith education as well as service and fellowship opportunities. We also offer classes and fellowship for parents of middle schoolers to help our families thrive in this new phase of life.
Our Middle 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 Middle School Ministry fill out a Connections Card.
To see dates and times for these events visit our calendar or event registration page.
Middle School Ministry Calendar
Sunday 10-10:50am (throughout building according to age)
Classes for ages 2 – 8th grade. Children learn they are created and loved by God through songs, prayers, and using the Sparkhouse curriculum. Sessions follow the AISD school calendar. There are monthly combined class events in the Fellowship Hall.
Wednesday 6-7:30pm (throughout building according to grade)
Classes for 6th-8th grade. Our three-year faith education and mentoring program is dedicated to creating faithful young adults. Students learn Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism and are on their way to figuring out their Lutheran identity, what it means to have faith in the world, and discerning their spiritual gifts. Registration begins in August.
Various times throughout the year
6th-12th graders participate in service projects in our congregation as well as all over the central Texas area.
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.
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.
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.
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! Registration begins in February.