Additional Information and Resources

At St. Luke’s, we believe in an intentional faith map for kids birth through college-aged. Our STEPS curriculum and programming are designed to move our students through age-appropriate lessons. Here’s a quick outline.

  •  5th-6th Grade – Foundations: We rotate through the Old & New Testament to provide a meta-narrative of the Bible to our preteens.
  •  7th Grade – Confirmation: We talk about where our faith comes from and give students a chance to make a profession of faith in God and membership at St. Luke’s.
  •  8th Grade – Spiritual Gifts: Students respond to their vow of membership by learning about the unique gifts they have to give to the church and beyond. 
  •  9th-10th Grade – Spiritual Practices: We talk about key spiritual practices to help students personalize their faith in a real way.
  •  11th-12th Grade – Spiritual Roots: Students are invited to participate in workshops that help prepare them for college and beyond.

We are kicking off the school year with FUZE WKND, our annual in-town retreat where we fuse together 5th-12th grade for worship and teaching. Middle and High School students will separate for games and activities. They will spend the whole weekend in their small groups - building relationships and growing deeper in faith together. This year's theme is FUZE WKND: Welcome to Wonderland. No matter where you're at when it comes to God, this event is for you. Through all kinds of activities and intentional relationship time, we will explore what it means to live a life of wonder and awe. Join us for this exciting weekend that you won't forget! The weekend ends with family worship in the 9:30am contemporary service. 

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Family Grow Groups help families connect with each other and grow in their faith through monthly service together. Groups meet September through May and will commit to serving with the same ministry partner for the year. Service opportunities are for all ages and are designed to include the whole family! Visit the Group Finder page or email Rev. Mindie Moore, Pastor of Adult Discipleship for more details.

We offer plenty of opportunities to pay for retreats, mission trips, and activities by offering fundraisers that put money into Scholarship Accounts.

  • Pumpkin Sale – Each year in October, our Youth Ministry raises money for students by selling pumpkins. Youth and families who work a shift earn scholarship credit. Sign up here!
  • Stock Sales, Month of January - Invest in our Student Ministry! All donations directly benefit our summer mission trips and those going on them. Donate $50 or more and receive a return in your investment -- a note from mission trip participants while they are on their trip as well as an invitation to a shareholders lunch in the fall where you will hear stories from them in person. All proceeds directly benefit our summer mission trips and those going on them. Donations can be made at link.stlukesumc.com/stocksales or by Texting: STLUKESUMC to 77977.

Want to lead a small group? Think Invite Nights sound fun? Want to chaperone a trip? If you're interested in serving with our Youth Ministry, contact Heather Kenison, Director of Student Ministries or by phone 317-846-3404 .

If your child has any special needs or considerations, contact Crystal Hensley, Special Needs Coordinator.

Troup 56 meets every Monday from 7-8:30PM. They always welcome newcomers to their meetings. Check out their Facebook page.

St. Luke's invites you to our annual Safe Sanctuaries Certification. Safe Sanctuaries is a required certification to work directly with children, youth, and vulnerable adults and recommended for anybody who volunteers in an area where they may encounter these populations. Come get certified in time for the new school year! If you need to be certified but none of these times work with you, please contact your ministry representative or Heather Kenison, Director of Student Ministries.

Register for Safe Sanctuary Training

Click here for the Safe Sanctuaries Policy and Procedures