For Grades 5-12

NextGen Students

Student ministry is such a huge part of what we do at our church. We want to guide our students in developing a personal faith in Christ as they step into their specific roles in the story He's writing with their lives. We work hard to create environments that engage students in good conversation about God, encouraging them to ask questions, search out answers, and truly learn to listen to His leading in their lives.

Grades 5-6

The Big Picture

A special class and events are offered for kids and their parents transitioning to the middle school years. Our curriculum includes a 9:10am Sunday Bible survey class (taught in 2 years by Pastor Doyle & Jeanine Theimer), social activities, First Communion instruction and father/son, mother/daughter retreats. We aim to teach foundational Bible principles along with fun and fellowship for the whole family. 

Click here to read more in-depth about The Big Picture.

Grades 7-8

Ablaze - Middle School

Besides Sunday 9:10am classes (in the Student Center), we also offer fellowship events and other activities geared just for this age group. Also offered are Confirmation classes. For more information  email Shea Pruhs or Christian Bartholow,

Grades 9-12

Abide - High School

Our high school ministry focuses on giving students a strong faith foundation as they prepare to transition to college and adulthood. We offer lots of opportunity for discussion about "real life" and how they, as Christian students, can impact the lives of others  outside the walls of CTK.  

At 9:10am on Sundays, our students meet in our Student Center for a time of worship, study and conversation.  The CTK Student Center is a stand-alone building located on the south side of the church campus.


Students also have the opportunity to participate in CORE Groups (small groups that meet weekly in area homes) and numerous fun fellowship events throughout the year. Every summer we also offer a mission trip to such places as Colorado, New York, and National Lutheran Youth Gatherings. For more information on high school programs contact Shea Pruhs or Christian Bartholow, Directors of NextGen Student Ministeries.