Hello I’m Steven Peterson, the part time youth leader at Calvary Free Lutheran Church. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be your youth leader at Calvary. Thank you. I’m originally from Thief River Falls, MN where I went to church at Our Saviors Free Lutheran Church. After that I went to AFLBS and got to know Brady and Kyle better. I had seen them before on the drives down to FLY Convention in Colorado, but I never got to know them until AFLBS. I’m very thankful for them both and their influence on my life. Bible School is where my passion to serve Jesus started. Before that I just served to help people, but now I serve to give glory to my King . I was on summer teams all three years at AFLBS. I also attended a third year called MTI, Missions Training Institute, where I studied youth ministry in-depth. During my first year on summer teams one of my team members asked me if I had ever thought about pursuing youth ministry. From there I prayed about it and I knew that I loved teaching others about how great Jesus is. Since then I have been serving as a volunteer in youth groups in many different churches. I’m thankful that God has been with me throughout this whole process and has guided my steps bringing me here to Fosston to teach youth group. Thank you for this opportunity.
Calvary Saints – Youth Group meets Wednesdays during the school year from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We minister up to approximately 40 youth. This takes a host of volunteers that includes our youth leader, small group leaders, fundraising, events and snack coordinators and a Youth Council. A great group of parents and prayer supporters makes this ministry thrive.
Sunday School – We have a great group of students that meet Sundays at 9:15 a.m. for time in God’s Word and how it applies to everyday life. Students in 7th-12th grade are welcome to attend.
Confirmation Classes – A two year rotating curriculum is taught focusing on the fundamentals of God’s Word, the Catechism, Bible passages and Scripture memory. Ideally students are in 7th and 8th grade but numerous students are also freshman and sophomores that have been a part of the class. Classes are offered Fridays at 8:30 a.m. or Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
Youth Gatherings - There are a number of events that Calvary youth participate in that includes our district youth retreat in February in Bemidji and Senior Camp in June at our district camp, Bethany Bible Camp, near Bemidji . Two national youth events in the AFLC have been a part of our ministry - Free Lutheran Youth (FLY) Beyond which occurred this past summer in Wisconsin and the FLY Convention which many of our youth will attend next summer in Colorado.
Opportunities connected with the High School – The Fosston Ministerial also offers times to gather with other youth in our community at See You at the Pole (SYATP) in September, after home football games at 5th Quarter and after basketball games for 3rd Half. Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) also happens Thursdays at 7:40 a.m. at Hope Lutheran. All students are welcome to come for a hot breakfast and devotional.
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