High School Hangout

High School Hangout (Grades 10-12)

Wednesdays | 8:00-9:00 pm
Come as you are to High School Hangout! It is a place where all senior high youth can grow in relationship to God and others, and share their unique gifts, talents, vitality, and passion. This is a community where you can bring friends and make new ones. ALL are welcome to join in the learning, loving, serving and worshiping! There will be snacks! Come to the hangout!

Each month we will dig into Normandale’s four core pillars (love, learning, worship, and service) through fellowship activities (Glow-in-the-dark Nuke ‘Em! Gaga Ball! Ice Skating! Bonfires! Bike rides!), small and large group Bible, faith, and life discussions on important topics, experiencing different styles of worship and prayer (and even attend a concert or interfaith worship service somewhere new!), and participate in on or off-site service projects.

Questions? Contact Maggie Jones, Director of Youth & Family Ministry, at mjones@normluth.org.

2018-2019 High School Hangout Registration

Join us for High School Hangout! Use our NEW All-in-One Children, Youth, and Family (CYF) Registration form to sign-up today!


High School Leadership Team


Interested in serving as a peer leader this year? 

11th and 12th graders who regularly attend High School Hangout are encouraged to apply to be a part of the High School Leadership Team which will meet monthly starting in October. The HSLT will have one Leadership Retreat in the winter, and one in the Spring, and will have opportunities to grow as leaders and build confidence by leading one High School Hangout, helping to lead lead one of "the Word"s for Confirmation Large Group, and being counselors in our Summer Stretch program OR our Summer Fest camp for middle schoolers this summer.

High School Leadership Team | 2017-2018 | 11th & 12th Grade Students who regularly attend High School Hangout | Application Deadline: Sunday, October 8

apply here

Summer 2018 Youth Trips!

National Youth Gathering

We’re so excited that it is a ELCA National Youth Gathering year! Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. This year, the ELCA Youth Gathering will take place in Houston, Texas. The theme of the 2018 gathering is This Changes Everything based on Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”Read more about the theme and the plans ahead for the Youth Gathering at http://www.elca.org/youthgathering/About/Theme.

Where:  Houston, Texas
When:  June 25 - July 1, 2018
Who:  Students who have completed grades 8-12 by Summer 2018

All spots have been filled!

About Houston:
Some might know it as Beyoncé’s hometown, others as the world hub of the energy industry, some for its prominence as the flight control center for all of NASA’s manned space missions, but we know it best as the host city for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering! We also know Houston to be a diverse, multicultural metropolis with thriving performing arts and culinary scenes, over 55,000 acres of green space, large and growing international community, and so much more.


Adventure Trip to The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA)

NLC is going back to the BWCA! We're happy to announce that we will be returning to Wilderness Canoe base for another week of adventure in the beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area. This year's trip will be a one-week combination service and adventure trip for all youth who have completed grades 9-12 by Summer 2018.  This trip offers a truly unmatched experience in one of the most unique, beautiful and untouched wilderness areas in the entire world and a treasure of Minnesota.  It will feature 1-2 nights and days spent in service and fun in and around Wilderness Canoe Base followed by 3-4 days and nights camping and canoeing in the BWCA. To see photos of our trip in Summer 2016, check out our Facebook Photo Album (link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/normluthyouth/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1043568065726986). For more information about the BWCA, check out http://bwca.com/ and for more information about Wilderness Canoe Base, check out http://campwapo.org/camp/wilderness.

Where:  Wilderness Canoe Base, Grand Marais, MN
When:  July 23-29, 2018
Who:  Students who have completed grades 9-12 by Summer 2018

All spots have been filled!