Our goal is to guide youth in their identity as servant leaders and to nurture their spiritual gifts of service, justice, and witness while equipping families with best faith practices.
We provide many education, service, worship, fellowship, and travel experiences for our youth and families at Christ the King Church. The CTK Luther League is open to all youth in 6th-12th grade. We meet on most Sundays at 12:30 p.m. in the basement youth room for lunch, fellowship, games, films, discussions, Bible Studies, and time to relax and connect with peers.
We have monthly special events such as lock-ins, fundraisers, and off-site retreats. The group is a combination of youth who are members and non-members of this congregation.
Families and youth are given an opportunity to serve in multiple roles in the community. We support the Houston Food Bank, Sea Farer Ministry, Bright Stars of Bethlehem, Freewheels Houston, Lutheran World Relief, Lutherhill Day Camp Ministry, and Feeding the Homeless. Service opportunities depend on the needs of the community and the passions of the youth ministry.
Youth are given an opportunity to serve in multiple roles in worship through service as acolytes, crucifers, servers, bell ringers, greeters, and ushers. More opportunities can present themselves throughout the year.
Youth have an opportunity every summer to challenge and grow their faith. We follow a three-year rotation cycle between trips to Germany, ELCA Youth Gathering, and Adventure Trip. Throughout the year the youth work hard to raise money to help cover half the costs of these trips.
Youth have an opportunity to travel to Germany during spring break once every two years. The days are framed by morning and evening prayer in historic churches where Luther lived and taught.
Throughout each day there are all kinds of options ranging from recreation and service to history, art and hands-on in-person learning and fellowship. Day trips are offered to Eisleben, Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Erfurt, Dresden, Berlin, Wittenberg, and Leipzig.
Highlights of the trip include staying overnight Augustinian Monetary in Erfurt where Luther studied, visiting Wittenberg to see the famous door where Luther nailed the 95 Theses, white water rafting in Leipzig, Wartburg Castle Tours in Eisenach, staying with host families in Leipzig, and so much more.
Our next trip is June 18-27, 2023.
Youth who are in 8th through 12th grade are encouraged to come to the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans on July 16-20, 2024.
Each day youth and adult leaders will gather to hear the day’s Scripture text articulated by engaging speakers and Christian musicians, as well as stimulating video and interpretive dance.
During the middle of the day, congregational groups will participate in a three-day activity rotation that includes a day of service in the city, a day of exploratory learning with other groups from their synod, and a day of interactive learning in the Convention Center.
The last ELCA Youth Gathering brought over 31,000 youth and adults to Houston, TX in 2018.
Adventure/Service Trip: Youth and adults are invited to participate in our third year to attend our Adventure/Mission trip in the United States.
Our next Adventure/Mission Trip will be in the summer of 2025.
All youth that participates in Luther League activities need to fill out a permission form. Our volunteers follow Safe Haven guidelines, and policies of our volunteers and staff to protect children and youth from abuse.
For more information, please contact Deacon Ben Remmert.