Christian Education

July 2017 Youth PowerPoint

Spaghetti Dinner

Thank you to everyone who organized and supported the Spaghetti Dinner.  $2,561.00 was raised for our youth to attend the National Youth Gathering held in Houston, TX in Summer 2018 and Camp Lutherlyn summer camps.















Scholarship Opportunities


Wittenberg University, nationally recognized for the liberal arts and sciences and affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offers scholarship opportunities to qualifying Lutheran students.
  • Martin Luther Scholar Award $20,000
  • Lutheran Pastor/Church Worker-Parent Grant $18,615
  • Lutheran Scholarship Partners Program Up to $1,000
Lutheran students are eligible for these awards regardless of synod affiliation. For more information and to schedule a visit to Wittenberg University, please visit www.wittenberg.edu or call them at 877-206-0332.


ELC Scholarship,  Started by the Dale & Rose Kaufman Estate - Scholarship Applications are available in the church office and are due back to the church office on/before April 15th. This scholarship application must be renewed yearly, up to a total of four (4) years. If you have any questions, you may speak with Mrs. Susan Dinger or Pastor.

To qualify for a scholarship one must…

  1. Be an active, confirmed member of English Lutheran Church. For the purpose of this scholarship, “ACTIVE” means the following:  a) Have you been a regular worshiper? (Attending a minimum of 12 times a year)   b) Have you served the congregation in some capacity on a regular basis? (Acolyte, Choir, nursery care, usher, lector,   committee, youth group, VBS, SS, mission project, Council)
  2. Be accepted by or a participant in an accredited college, university, or trade/technical program leading to an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s degree or professional certification.
  3. A full–time student carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintaining a 2.0 or C average? (Any applicant who falls below the C average requirement in a given semester, must bring their grade point average (GPA) up to a 2.0 within the following semester.)
  4. Graduating high school students must present proof of acceptance in a college, university, or trade/technical program.
  5. A person may NOT apply if they are receiving full scholarship from their institution or are being reimbursed by their employer.
  6. Application must be filled out and returned to the church office no later than April 15th of each year.
  7. All applicants must submit a copy of transcript for each year they apply. (This will be the previous year transcript in some cases.)
  8. Recipients who drop out of their school, other than for health reasons, within the first semester of any year, are required to refund at least 50% of their scholarship.
  9. One can only apply/receive a scholarship four (4) times.
The English Evangelical Lutheran Scholarship will be awarded during the annual recognition the first Sunday in June.


ELCA Youth Gathering June 27-July 1, 2018

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering.  Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.  An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities. 

2018 Youth Gathering Preview Video