Middle School (Grades 6-8)


Registrations Now Open for Summer 2023 at St. Andrew’s

Click the image to see all the amazing opportunities available in summer 2023 for children and youth programs. Details are up and registration is open!


Middle school ministries invite youth to grow in faith, strengthen friendships, serve others, and deepen their connection to the St. Andrew’s church family.

Stay Connected

For questions and details about Middle School and Confirmation Ministries, contact Per Nestingen, Youth Minister, at 651.762.9130 or youth@saintandrews.org.

Confirmation Updates

We are in the process of updating all the confirmation materials. We are adding more details in the coming weeks. Click the link below to see what’s happening.

Children and Youth Music Opportunities

St. Andrew’s offers a variety of options for children and youth (Grades K-12) to be involved in vocal and instrumental music groups. For details and registration for choirs, please visit the youth music page.

Skipping Stones Ministry

Our Skipping Stones ministry celebrates six moments in a child’s journey of life and faith, reminding them they are a beloved child of God and part of a church family. Each Skipping Stone includes an interactive workshop to support families in fulfilling baptismal promises to nurture faith in their children. We then celebrate and bless children/youth during worship as a reminder that the congregation also promises to encourage families in the life of faith.

Confirmation Ministry

During the three years of Confirmation, middle school youth begin own their faith journey — learning what it means to be a Christian, what make us Lutheran, and what it means to live out our faith in daily life.

During the fall of 9th grade, students who intend to affirm their faith will have four weeks of small group meetings and a weekend retreat to walk through “what’s next” in their faith journey. Confirmation services are held during worship services on Reformation Weekend.

Community Partners

Scout Troop 89

Scouts is open to all ages 11 (fifth grade) through 18. Interested youth and their parents are invited to stop by anytime to learn more about Scouts. The Troop meets weekly during the school year on Mondays at 7 p.m. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Jim Schuster, Scoutmaster or Bob Cedergren. Information is also available on the Troop’s website.

Mahtomedi Area TreeHouse

St. Andrew’s hosts TreeHouse on our campus. TreeHouse programs are designed to meet social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens. TreeHouse provides a safe environment as well as mentoring for teens to receive support, guidance and practical skills in making better choices today to live as healthy adults tomorrow. For more information on the Mahtomedi TreeHouse and who they serve, visit their website.

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