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Youth Ministry

"NextGen" is First Lutheran’s ministry to middle and high school youth (6th - 12th grade). It is a Christ centered ministry devoted to connecting students and their families to Christ, the church, and the community. We plan and encourage ministry events that nurture these relationships, setting a foundation of faith as young adults. NextGen meets monthly for movie nights, casual parties, games nights, and service projects. (A current medical consent and release form must be filled out in order for youth to participate in off campus events.)

Remember, "it's not as much fun, without YOU!"

Contact the the Board of Youth through the Contact Form, below!


Monthly & Annual Events

Middle and High school youth are encouraged to take part in the many activities and events (both social and service oriented) planned throughout the year. No matter what the event it always centers around faith, food, and fun. Some events include: NextGen Fall Retreat, District Gatherings, Youth Led Worships, Youth Christmas Party, summer whitewater rafting trip, and much more!

Confirmation &
First Communion

Students in 7th & 8th grade may choose to take part in our confirmation program. Upon conclusion of the program, students publicly confess their baptismal faith during the Rite of Confirmation. For more information about the confirmation program at First Lutheran contact Pastor at (310) 545-5653 x237 or


To view the current confirmation schedule for 2022, click here.


Service to First Lutheran

Several times per year, the NextGen Youth assist in Sunday Worship during a Youth Sunday. The older youth of First Lutheran act as acolytes (assisting with Holy Communion, lighting the altar candles, etc.) as well as usher, gather offerings, greet at the entrances, and often perform a special Children's Message!

This is a wonderful opportunity for the young women and men of the church to become active leaders of First Lutheran Church.

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