Youth Ministries

As part of our mission, Messiah Lutheran Church engages families in many ways, and we want our young members to feel at home in a Christian environment that encourages them to grow and walk in their faith, use their unique God given abilities to serve others, and share the Grace of God to all people.


Our youth ministries consist of events and activities year-round to provide spiritual growth, fellowship and practical skills to youth and families of all ages. In addition to our weekly "children's message" during worship service, we annually recognize Baptism Birthdays, present Bibles to our third graders and celebrate milestones like Confirmation, Graduation and anniversaries.  


Weekly events include open gym on Sundays, along with confirmation class, and twice a month high school students have their own special dinner gathering. 


Our youth participate in worship services, local and district wide conferences and events and related service projects. They also volunteer their time for church events like the Fall Festival, Kid Sit and Advent and Lent seasonal dinner, Easter morning breakfast and the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Vacation Bible School. They also serve in the community through holiday caroling, serving food at Feeding Tampa Bay, and giving time to Metropolitan Ministries, along with other community organizations.


There are many bonding opportunities through trips and retreats, including the annual Confirmation retreat, the District Middle School Youth Gathering, a trip to the Holy Land Adventure in Orlando, the District High School Gathering and a summer mission trip. 


During school holidays, our youth typically engage in service projects to feed the needy or otherwise engage in the community, and during the summer, there are volunteer opportunities available with our Vacation Bible School.  


Learn more about our youth ministries, including classes, events and activities, that focus on fun, service and growing in and sharing our faith.

2019 Youth Events and Activities

Our youth activities vary in duration, age of participation and location. Our Family Life Minister, Abby Moss, keeps parents and youth informed via periodic email updates and reminders regarding event details and registration. Get on our email list for updates. See the Youth News section of our monthly newsletter for all the details on these events!

  • The annual Easter Breakfast will be Sunday April 21st between services. Youth and parents traditionally serve at this event. Youth, we need your help. We are looking for families to donate an egg casserole, fruit, or baked item. We also need workers to do set up, clean up, and to help bus tables (when you are not in service). Let us know what time you can help! Shifts start at 6:30AM until noon. We can also use help on Saturday afternoon with setup and egg casserole preparation around noon-2PM. 

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  • April 28th Youth Mile Stone Celebration!

    Let’s celebrate the accomplishments and transitions of our Confirmands, Graduates, and those entering a new stage. All youth (grades 5-12) and families as well as those in our college & young adults group are invited to join us for this special dinner. The dinner will start at 6PM in the Ministry Center following Open Gym. Please RSVP to attend (for food planning purposes). The main course, drinks, and dessert will be provided, please consider bringing a salad or side dish to share. RSVP to abbymoss@messiahtampa.com or 813-961-2182.  

     

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