At Hope, all Middle Schoolers are welcomed and nurtured. We worship, learn, serve, and play together. We go to camp, we sing loud and off-key, we do silly skits, and we tell VERY corny jokes. Middle School is awesome because Middle School kids are awesome, and ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!!
QUEST is Hope's Confirmation ministry for students in grades 5 through the beginning of grade 9. QUEST is built upon the idea that questioning leads to deeper faith; students are encouraged to explore their beliefs,challenge assumptions, and acknowledge their doubts. QUEST culminates in a service of Confirmation (or "Affirmation of Baptism") in the fall of the 9th grade year.
QUEST has five essential and interlocking parts:
- and FUN!!
QUESTers worship together every Sunday night in a service that is geared toward and led by youth. They participate in engaging discussions and other learning activities as they explore and decide what they believe. They build relationships with each other and adults in the Hope community through small groups and team-building challenges. They take part in frequent service to others (lunches for the homeless, blankets for victims of human trafficking, cards for service members, etc.) since we follow Jesus, who said he "came not to be served but to serve." And we have a lot of FUN together--silly games, dumb jokes, goofy challenges!!
If your child is in grades 5-8, they can join QUEST at any time! Students who begin in 5th grade will have the full 4-1/2 year program. Students currently beginning 6th, 7th, or 8th grades will simply start where they are right now.
QUEST meets on Sunday nights from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. during the school year.
There is a $50 activity fee for QUEST (please speak confidentially to Pastor Rob or Susanna if this would be difficult for your family.)
Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, 2016- Service Saturday Out and Service Sunday In (click here)
Friday-Saturday October 7-9, 2016- 9th Grade Lock-in at Hope
Friday, October 21, 2016- Three Cedars Cider Mill Trip
Wednesday, October26, 2016- Service Opportunity: Help at Hope's Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 28, 2016- Service Opportunity: Help at the Matrix Center's Harvest Fest (click here)
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 4 pm - Confirmation Rehearsal
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 5 pm - Confirmation Reception
Sunday, October 30, 2016, 9:30 am - Confirmation Service
Sunday, October 30, 2016 , 6-7:45 pm - Quest Halloween Party--wear your costumes!
Saturday, November 5, 2016- Paintball Trip
Saturday, November 12, 2016- Service Opportunity: Help at the Alternative Christmas Fair
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 6-7:45 pm - Youth Service Project
Sunday, December 18, 2016- Caroling and Hot Chocolate!
Sunday, January 22, 2016, 5 pm - 40th Anniversary Celebration Service and Dinner
Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2017- YouthQuake in Wisconsin Dells (click here)
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - Easter Egg Hung
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - Easter Breakfast (Youth Fundraiser)
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Last Day of Quest - Youth Worship and PARTY!
June 25-30, 2017- Confirmation Camp at Stony Lake (click here)
July 24-29, 2017- Leadership Lab (click here)
More events to be announced!!!
Dates and times are subject to change!
If we need to change any published dates we will try to let you know well in advance!
Do your middle schoolers enjoy singing, dancing or acting in order to praise the Lord?
We have a few different groups that your middle schoolers can be a part of.
Click here to get more information about the Middle School Performing Arts Groups.