TEC Weekend

TEC - Teens Encounter Christ - is coming up March 24th-26th. Students who are in 9th -12th grade are invited to come to this weekend centered on the Gospel. Students will go through the progression of Jesus' last days on earth: Good Friday - Easter Sunday. There are a number of talks by youth and spiritual directors (pastors/ youth leaders), designed to guide the candidates through this progression and help them to see God’s love and Christ’s sacrifice for them. There are also many other events throughout the weekend that help the candidates understand the concepts presented in the talks. We also have lots of fun!

You can find this information and much more about the TEC weekend at www.interlakestec.org. Our youth director, Doyle Burnside, will be working the TEC weekend as a Spiritual Director. You can contact him for more information at doyle@kingofglorysf.org.


Saturday Nights Alive

Saturday Nights Alive (SNA) is an event put on by the SD District of AFLC. It's purpose is to be a place where youth from across the district can get together to hear God's Word and to Fellowship. It would also be a great place for students who attended Pickerel Lake Lutheran Bible Camp to reconnect with their friends from camp! 

WHERE: We will meet at Christ the King Free Lutheran Church in Pipestone, MN (804 8th Ave NE, Pipestone, MN 56164)

WHEN: Saturday March 4th from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

WHAT: The evening will include supper, games, worship, a message and a campfire. Each person who attends is asked to bring $3 for the meal. 

WHO: any age students in your youth ministry, and youth leaders (like parents, pastors and/or youth workers)

Please RSVP to Doyle Burnside (doyle@kingofglorysf.org) by Thursday, March 2nd so we can be sure to have enough food!

February 22 Recap/Update


Our schedule coming up gets a little messing in March.

Ash Wednesday March 1st - We will not be having youth group next week as KOG is having an ash Wednesday night service. The service begins at 7:00 Wed. night. 

March 4th - Saturday Nights Alive is almost here! We will be heading to Pipestone for this months SNA. Each student is asked to bring $3 for the meal. We will be leaving town around 3:45 and returning home close to 9:15 Saturday night. If your student would like to come this month please email me to registar. 

March 8th - Regular Wed. night activities begin again. Our 5th grade students are invited to join our middle school group at this time, and our 8th grade students are invited to join the high school group as well. This is up to you and your student. They can feel free to check it out for a week, decide to move up for the rest of the spring, or decide to simply wait for summer activities/next fall.

March 22 - There will be no regular Wed. Night activities this Wednesday. There will be a meeting hosted here at KOG for conversation on denomination/vision documents. We are in the process of finding something for our children/youth either that Wed. night or possibly planning a family event for that weekend. As we get more details I will let you know! 

Wednesday night recap. Last night our high school group joined the middle school students to share some of their wisdom regarding high school. The middle school group came up with a lot of great questions on school, balancing schedules and faith. If you would like the attachment of questions our middle school students asked please email me. This may be a great way for you to ask what they learned and to share some of you wisdom on the questions as well! 

As our students continue to grow in relationships with one another on Wednesday nights and learn truths from scripture about their lives, please be in prayer for each of our middle school students. We will be starting a new series titled "Change your Hashtag" as we search scripture on our identity in Christ. All of our students are hearing titles or labels for themselves throughout middle school. This series will take our focus on the titles and labels that God has for us!

Please let me know if you have any questions about our youth ministry at King of Glory please feel free to email me!

Doyle Burnside

Middle School Recap (Feb 8th)

Good morning everyone!

Our middle school group finished up our series "Winning Life" this week and we saved the best lesson for last. 

Last week we discussed a losing mentality and discovered that when we try to be the coach or in control of our lives we fall into sinful nature. We learned we need a new coach, a new game plan and when we do it brings winning results.

That is what this week was about. Starting off with our new coach - God. God is the best coach of all time and has a perfect record when it comes to keeping his promises. We are called to humble ourselves and surrender our lives to God. And when we do we get to partake in His game plan!

And the best thing about Gods game plan is that we can already profess victory in it. This is great because God has already done all the work and has chased after us rather than us trying to chase after him. Knowing our sin, and our wrong doings he sent his one and only son, Jesus Christ, into the world in order to be the propitiation of our sin! Ask your student if they remember what that means! It means he is the sacrifice through his blood in order that we may proclaim righteousness through Jesus Christ! 

This game plan is a winning result. It brings a purity and perfection into our lives. Something we could never have done on our own! And through Jesus, we get to proclaim victory! Our sin, our unrighteousness no longer has the last say or word in our lives because Jesus took our place on the cross! HE has conquered the grave and now we get to celebrate in that victory here and now as we wait for his second coming! 

This series got into the core of the gospel. The sinful nature, and the redemption through Jesus Christ. I would ask that you be pray for our students this week. Pray that this good news of Jesus would sink in and begin or continue to mold your student as they soak all of this in!

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime!

Doyle Burnside

Winter Retreat

The date is set and the cabin is booked! We have reserved a lake cabin on Lake Poinsett for February 10th - 12th. The cost of the trip will be $20 a person which will cover the two nights stay as well as food/travel. The final day to sign up for the retreat is Wednesday February 1st. Your student is more than welcome to invite a friend along with them as we head a little north for a weekend free of the ordinary distractions.

Our retreat is for our 8th grade - 12th grade students. We will leave Friday evening around 6:00 pm and return home Sunday close to noon.

While away, the theme of the weekend will be monsters as we talk about 3 spiritual traps when it comes to our personal relationship with God. We will discuss our relationship with others and how we act while in each group, the separation between our personal faith and faith of those around us, and the trap of using what we do to be our saving grace rather than trusting in the Grace of God.

This weekend is also a great way to step away from distractions of our everyday life and refocus on our relationship with God as the business of school, work, friends, family, sports, activities and so much more are put on hold.

If you have any questions about the retreat please email me at doyle@kingofglorysf.org

Doyle Burnside