GC Students 6th-12th grade

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Our student ministry offers a variety of activities for students 6th-12th grade to grow in their faith and relationships with one another.


At Gethsemane we believe in taking fun seriously. Almost every Sunday evening from 6-8pm, students (grades 6-12) get together for laughter, games, singing, teaching, and guided small groups. Our goal with Connect is to create a consistent night where students can have a great time, bring friends, and still dive deep into the Gospel message.

Serving the Community

As a church, we believe it is vital to serve and give back to our community. We serve at opportunities like Feed My Starving Children and during events like the 30 Hour Famine.


Our junior high and high school students have a variety of opportunities to go on adventures, retreats, and camps throughout the year. We believe these types of events tremendously enhance the effectiveness of GC students spiritually and socially. Check our calendar linked above for specific dates and events.

Confirmation Retreats

Confirmation is offered for students in 7th and 8th Grade.  This is an opportunity for students to make a public profession of their faith.  Confirmation includes digging deeper into the Christian Faith. Students will study from the Bible and Luther’s small Catechism.  Topics included are: Baptism, Communion, The 10 Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer and the creeds. This material will be taught in two yearly intensive sessions that will include large group teaching, small group discussion, worship and experiential elements.

  • Fall Intensive: October 26th (6-9pm) and October 27th (9-11am)
  • Winter Intensive: March 1st (6-9pm) and March 2nd (9-11am)

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 For questions please email Dave Minster at dminster@gctempe.org.