Next Gen
We are passionate about helping the Next Generation connect with one another, their world and with God in ways that impact their lives

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The Next Gen ministry provides teenagers to young adults a place where they can be themselves while discovering the truth of who they are in God’s eyes and how He desires to give them guidance in their daily lives.

Junior High Live – 7th and 8th grade students meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Worship Center.

Senior High Live for high school students meets on Sundays from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Worship Center.

The SPOT: High School students hang out from 4:00-6:30pm every Tuesday in the Youth Room.

If you are new to our Next Gen Ministry, welcome! We look forward to meeting you. If you would like more information, please contact our NextGen Ministry Director, Austin Dukes.

Junior High Live
Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm, 7th and 8th graders come together in the Worship Center at Thanksgiving to discover God’s truth and how it can change their lives. Throughout the year, they will connect with God, one another and their world in various ways. Pizza is served from 6:00-6:30pm for those who want to grab a quick dinner and relax with friends.
Confirmation is a part of our Lutheran heritage that junior high students can choose to participate in. The confirmation teachings occur on four retreat days, held in the Worship Center throughout the year.

For Lutherans, confirmation is an important milestone in a student’s life where they are encouraged to publicly profess their faith before the congregation. Confirmation is generally a two-year process. If you would like to learn more about your child being confirmed, please complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Senior High
Just as with the adults at Thanksgiving, we encourage our senior high students to participate in Life Groups called D-Teams. These groups meet in homes about once a week.

D-Teams provide an opportunity to connect with others who are desiring to learn more about God and ways they can live out their faith in their schools and friend groups. Additionally, senior high students are invited to “Senior High Live” the first Wednesday of the month in the Worship Center at church. Here, they will come together to worship and experience God in meaningful ways.

Young Adults
The transition from high school to adulthood can be difficult. We gather a group of young people about twice a month to have fun while encouraging one another to live in a way that expresses the promises that God has for each one’s future. Your first step to connect with other Young Adults at Thanksgiving is to complete the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Contact Next Gen

Thanksgiving Church  |  3702 S. 370 Plaza  |  Bellevue, NE 68123
402-292-2695  | GIVE NOW