Student Ministry at Gloria Dei seeks to bring joy, empowerment, and encouragement to students
so they can be sent as Kingdom missionaries into their schools and into college!

Sunday Mornings

Sunday | 9:45-10:45am | Student Center

Each one of our Sunday morning opportunities is setup in a large group/small group format. Students hear God's Word in large group and then - through questions, activities, and object lessons - learn how to apply it to their own lives. Check out the weekly classes below and find what's available for your age! During this time we are doing out best to offer opportunities online and in person. Check out the individual class listings to see what online and in person looks like for each class!

Middle School Summer Bible Study | Student center 292/294

All Middle School Students, grades 6th-8th, are invited to join us as we take deep dives into faith and what it means to have a relationship with God. This is a great opportunity for Middle School students to connect with each other while being able to ask questions and explore their faith in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Online Option for Summer Sunday Morning Bible Study 
During the summer, we will be offering a special online experience catered towards those who would wish to learn virtually. This Zoom-based Bible Study offers students the opportunity to experience a class completely catered to them. They will not be attending a live class virtually. Rather, they will be attending a virtual class focused completely on them. For info on how to join the virtual class, please contact Matt Kortze


High school students are invited to join us as we grow deeper in our walk with Jesus! While we go through various series throughout the year, each week we have specific challenges and next steps that can help us all grow in our lives as disciples. We are starting out the year with a renewed theme in Sunday morning – Pursuit. We will be taking time each morning to talk about how God pursues us and how we, in turn, are called to respond in pursuit of a relationship with Christ. We will meet in the Chat Room.

Online Option for Sunday Morning Bible Study
We will be hosting a livestream on Discord each Sunday morning. Discord allows groups to connect online through video calls and group chats and can be accessed via web browser, PC, Mac, and mobile applications. Please follow the steps below to sign up for Discord and join the GDLC Student Ministry Group.

 Sign Up On Discord You will need to create a login with an email and password. Click here to sign up on Discord. Before proceeding please go to your email and verify your account.

 Join The Group – GDLC Student Ministry has a specific group (called a server on Discord) for your student to join. This will be where they will find our Bible study live stream and a group chat to ask questions on Sunday morning. Click here to join our server once you have signed up.

 Read the Rules – Before you can see anything else on the server you need to read and accept the rules. Click the #rules channel on the left hand side of the screen. Once you read through the rules you will need to click the green checkmark to accept the rules, followed by the yellow circle to receive a “HS Student” tag. 

Change Your Nickname – In order for us to know who you are online we need you to change your nickname. To do that right click on your username on the right hand side of the screen and select “Change Nickname”. Change your name to your first name and last initial. Hit save.

Join Us for Bible Study -  Our livestream will be posted under the High School Bible Study category on the left hand side. Clicking on the “HS Bible Study Room” will bring up the video for our livestream. To ask questions during Bible study simply click on “#hs-bible-study-questions”. This will minimize the video and bring up a text box to chat with other students and leaders who are watching online. To leave the “HS Bible Study Room” click on the phone icon with an x it in the bottom left hand corner. Note: Students joining online will not have access to share their video or microphone. It will be a one-way stream. Any communication will need to be done via text.

Sunday Nights


Students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us on Sundays throughout the summer for devotion, dinner and games. Every evening is different so make sure to show up to join in the fun! There is something for everyone!

July 25th | No Sunday Night
August 1st | Tie-Dye Night | Wear white and bring some stuff to tie dye
August 8th | Bubble Soccer
August 15th | Archery Tag and Family Olympics
August 22nd | Paint Wars | It's going to get messy
August 29th | Pool Night

Phase Podcast

Did you know Gloria Dei has a summer podcast? Each week we will be taking a look at the phases, or grades, of our kids. In each conversation we will highlight the changes in their development emotionally, mentally, physically and socially as well as share some stories from parents who just finished that grade with their child.

We hope that you are encouraged, supported, and informed as you enter the next phase in your child's life. We also hope that through this podcast you see that you aren't alone and maybe pick up some tips and tricks from other parents. This parenting journey is rewarding and sometimes hard, but it is never meant to be done alone.

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