Youth Group

"the ave" - (8th Grade through High School Students)

These sessions will be held at the Copper Rock Coffee Company on College Avenue, downtown Appleton, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on a number of Wednesday nights throughout the year.  The ave. is open to all high school aged students in the Fox Valley.  It is organized and led by WELS pastors and leaders but independent of any particular WELS congregation.

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Annual Youth Group Activities and Retreats

  • Summer Retreat at the Wichman Farm - This summertime event is held the first weekend in August for youth in grades 6-12th. Our youth enjoy outdoor recreation including swimming, kayaking, the annual scavenger hunt, campfires, great food and time in God’s Word in Marion, WI.
  • Winter Retreat at Wichman Farm - This event is held each winter, weather permitting, in Marion, WI. Our youth enjoy outdoor recreation including sledding, broom ball, snow-shoeing, campfires, great food, time in God’s Word and other outdoor fun!
  • Mission Trip - Each summer our youth have the opportunity to gain valuable experience sharing their faith, growing in their faith, having fun and serving others by taking part in a mission trip. Our youth have taken exciting and rewarding trips to Fort Worth, TX, for a Soccer Bible Camp in 2011; both Knoxville, TN, for the WELS Youth Rally and Boise, ID in 2012; Milwaukee, WI in 2013 to serve at the Lighthouse Youth Center; The Chapel at UW-Madison in 2014; Racine, WI, for a Soccer Bible Camp in 2015; and Fort Collins, CO, for the WELS Youth Rally in 2016.
  • Youth Group Events - Held at various times and places throughout the year. Activities for various age groups include Bible discussion, bowling, paint-balling, open gyms, game nights, Brewer games and more.

For more information about our Youth & Family Ministry, please contact Pastor Bill Monday at or 920-939-5799.