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Middle School

“I have called you by name, you are mine.”

Isaiah 43:1

Many adults claim that middle school was their favorite time at church. Judging by the laughter heard throughout the building from this group, we can see why that would be true. It’s an exciting time as middle schoolers begin to lean into their own identities. 

It’s also an important time of spiritual formation, which is why we encourage all youth and their families to commit to beginning the confirmation process at the end of their fifth grade year. This process of connecting faith with everyday life continues into the fall of ninth grade. 

Middle schoolers also gather for outings, summer camps, and other fellowship opportunities. 

Get Involved

Ready to check us out? We hope you will! You’re welcome to visit any time. View our calendar for middle school student event dates and times. (They’re coded in light blue.)

Not sure where to begin? We recommend completing the Household Registration Form. This form includes options for multiple children and activities such as church school, Wednesday afternoon programming, and confirmation. 

Looking for Confirmation details? Our program runs from 6th through 8th grade and youth are confirmed in the fall of their 9th grade year. Note: You can start our program at any time during 6th – 8th grade. 

Prefer to speak to a pastor first? Contact Pastor Sarah Goldammer via email or by calling our office at (605) 371-3737.


Download our Worship Notes or complete it online

Download our Service Project Form or complete it online.

Download our Statement of Faith Packet. 

Download our Affirmation of Baptism Information. 

Find all the details and register for our current Summer Camps at Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota.

Download our Milestones handouts for ways to celebrate important rites of passage.

As we look ahead to 2024, we invite you to consider your level of giving. At Gloria Dei, we believe that everyone plays a crucial part in our community. Faith Matters.

Christmas at Gloria Dei

Join us for Christmas Eve at Gloria Dei on Saturday, December 23 and Sunday, December 24. Find worship times and information about everything happening this Advent and Christmas season