Family & Youth Ministries

Junior Youth Ministry  | 2022-2023 Junior Youth Schedule (PDF)

The Junior Youth Group is open to all youth (church members and their friends) in grades 5-8. We meet regularly to enjoy each other's company over supper, through discipleship groups and music. We have fun events on and off campus as well as community service projects.

Jenny Sutherland |
Aaron Sutherland |

Senior Youth Ministry  | 2022-2023 Senior Youth Schedule (PDF)

The Senior Youth Group is for youth in grades 9-12. It is open for church members and their friends. We feed our faith through regular small group gatherings, service projects, field trips and occasional special events.

Peggy Todd | 757-869-9069 |
Rachel Lomax | 757-871-9898 |
Josh Lowman | 757-532-2542 |


Youth Confirmation | 2022-2023 Confirmation Schedule (PDF)

Join us to celebrate our 2023 Confirmands!  Mark Sunday, May 28, 2023 (Pentecost Sunday) on your calendar to congratulate and celebrate our newest confirmed members of Gloria Dei!

Typical schedule:
  • 2-year program
  • Wednesday evening classes from 6:55pm to 7:45pm

During confirmation classes, youth explore their faith and relationship with God by studying the Bible and using Martin Luther's Small Catechism. These resources are guides for learning about the:

  • Lord's Prayer
  • Apostle's Creed
  • Ten Commandments
  • Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion

Questions? Contact the Church Office.