All high school youth and friends are invited to join us as we visit Roca Scary Farm for an evening of fun, fellowship and frights! Hot dogs, s'mores, and pop/hot chocolate will be provided at the campfire. Friends are always welcome!
Spend a weekend with 150 Lutheran high school youth from around Nebraska as we gather for worship, faith formation, service, and fun. Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to attend. This year the theme will be Stronger Together, and we’ll focus on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. Highlights of this year’s LYON Assembly include ELCA Youth Gathering speaker, Maria Rose Belding, founder of an organization that helps connect people with excess food with those in need and Lutheran hip hop artist AGAPE* who will be with us all weekend, awesome worship, camp activities, and home-cooked meals.
Sheridan’s Youth Ministry seeks to serve all students in grades 9-12 and their families. This ministry offers opportunities such as weekly youth group, Bible studies, mission trips, service projects, worship and more!
Who are we?
We are a ministry that believes in building relationships with youth and their families. We partner with parent and adult volunteers to provide safe, fun and faith-filled programs and events.
Our main goal of the ministry is to provide an outlet for students to feel safe in exploring their faith in Jesus Christ. Our hope is for all youth to know that they are cared for and loved by Jesus. We want them to experience Jesus in a way that will allow their faith to grow throughout their life. We focus on relationships and encourage continued relationship building throughout the week in the student’s daily life and believe that being part of a faith community is crucial to faith development.
What do we do?
Our goal at Sheridan is to connect with students and find out how we help them see and experience Jesus in their lives. Whether it is through our weekly youth group, retreats, summer camps, mission trips or volunteering. We love creating and providing opportunities for youth to experience and share Christ in their lives.
Weekly Youth Group
Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Sept.-April)
Dinner in the Family Life Center, 5-6pm Wednesdays @ the Well Worship from 6-6:30pm. Students are encouraged to sit together worship with Ian; then enjoy youth group time.
Sundays at 11am (Sept.-May)
Faith, fun and fellowship in Room 646.
Monthly High School Coffee Hours (Sept. – May)
1st Tuesdays; 2-4pm All high school youth are invited to join Ian at a coffeeshop in Lincoln. Please come and go as you are able. Check the Sheridan Youth Instagram for the month’s location.
Youth Mission Trips
Each summer, our students along with caring adult leaders, embark on a week-long experience which includes service-learning, cultural immersion, worship, Bible study and fellowship. Recently, we have experienced time in Kansas City, Nashville, Houston and San Fransisco. This immersive experience is available for youth in grades 8-12.
Current Ministry Needs
Check out iVolunteer for other opportunities.
Sound Volunteers Wanted-Curious about what happens behind the scenes in worship? We are currently in need of some help with audio during services. If you are curious or want to learn something new, contact Jared Rechsteiner.
Hospitality Needs – We need door greeters, Welcome Desk helpers and hosts to make sure each person feels welcome and valued. Contact Brenda Carpenter.
OneSent Volunteers – Volunteers are needed to work one Sunday per month in our OneSent Market. Training is provided. Consider this fun way to help us offer this unique shopping experience for our community and artisans around the world. Contact Kathy Paisley.
Advent Event – Sun., Dec. 1, 10:45am-1pm. Adult and youth volunteers are needed to lead Advent crafts and wreath making. Don’t want to lead an activity? Donate chicken noodle soup, chili, cinnamon rolls or cookies. Servers are also needed. Sign up online.