St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is located in the heart of beautiful Austin, TX. Our 127-year history makes us a fixture of this dynamic community, but we’re also committed to growing and adapting as Austin does. The way we do that is by focusing on empowering our youth to love and serve God and others in and out of church, and in their lives as they make their winding way to adulthood.
Our Confirmation program educates and guides kids through those tricky middle school years. The Sunday school curriculum operates on a three-year cycle, so that each student can learn about the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Lutheran History & Catechism. Students also participate in worship as acolytes and attend Confirmation Camp at Lutheran Camp Chrysalis. At the end of their 8th grade year, students select a Bible verse and complete a faith statement, and on Pentecost they affirm their baptism during worship. It’s a beautiful rite of passage that ushers them into adulthood in the church. Sunday school is held on the first level in Room 148 at 10 am.
Our Senior High youth come together in Sunday school to look at faith and scripture in light of current events and personal experience. They struggle with some difficult questions that are of importance to their generation and their communities. In addition this group takes one major trip every year and attends the ELCA Youth Gathering every three years. Our goal is to incorporate study, service, and social aspects into all that they do, while growing together in faith. The class meets in Room 150 at 10 am.