Mission Trips & Retreats


Confirmation Retreat

The Confirmation Retreat is on Saturday, October 28, 8:30am-9pm. This year will be at Base Camp, with transportation to and from Family of Christ.

Join us for goofy games, archery, prayer, high ropes course, Bible studies, faith conversations, and of course a campfire with S’mores! It will be a fantastically fun day!

All 6-9th Graders are invited to participate, with the 9th graders taking more of a leadership role. LifeGuides, parents, and other senior high students are welcome to join as chaperones and leaders.

The fee for this retreat was included in your confirmation registration...so that means it's free!! Please eat breakfast before arriving at FoC. Wear comfy clothes with lots of layers and sturdy shoes. Meals will be provided.

CLICK HERE to register before October 6. 


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National Youth Gathering (brochure)

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

 Tentative dates are Sunday, June 24 to Monday, July 2.


 Feel free to call or email Andie or Leann if you have any questions!  

REGISTRATION is now open.

 Hope you join us on this faith building, service learning, large church event!!! 




Soul Sisterhood Event

Soul Sisterhood is hosting an event for girls in 6th-12th grade over MEA. Former Miss Minnesota Megan Torgerson and Lisa Van Ahn, Us National Kickboxer are keynote speakers, as well as music from Rachel Kurtz and Sparrows Rising. Thursday, October 19, 9-4pm at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN. $35 if you register before October 1st, $45 Oct. 1st and later.  https://www.thesoulsisterhood.com/register



Duluth Luthercrest Trip (brochure)

This year Family of Christ is partnering with Luther Crest This is a Lutheran-based organization that offers mission trips around the country.  A typical day begins breakfast and devotions, followed by serving at a worksite.  The late afternoon and early evening have time scheduled for showers, free time, dinner and a variety of evening events.  The day concludes with worship.

This trip is for current 6th-12th graders

July 28-August 3

Estimated cost is $500

CLICK HERE to register


El Salvador Adult Mission Trip (brochure)

This summer, Family of Christ youth and adults will travel out of our comfort zones into a unique adventure of faith, learning, and self-discovery.  We’ll fly to San Salvador, where we’ll be met by Salvadoran church leaders. Each day we’ll go out in microbuses to explore the treasures of El Salvador and walk alongside our Salvadoran friends. Daily activities: service, sponsorship parties, visits to historical sites, hearing testimonies, small group devotions, singing, worship, and more.

For current Juniors in high school and older

Thurs., July 12 to Sat, July 21

Estimated cost is $1700

CLICK HERE to register

Please read view our photos and read our stories of the beautiful people in El Salvador. https://seedsofhopeschools.wixsite.com/foc2017

1st Trip Fundraiser: Cub Foods bagging on Sunday, October 29, 10am-5pm (various shifts). Students that are 15 and older are welcome to earn money towards this summer’s trips. 2 adults also needed. Please sign up here. 





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