Resurrection's Student Ministry offers the youth of our congregation spiritual-based meetings and fun activities ideal for their age groups.

IGNITE (6th-8th grade)

BREAKAWAY (9th-12th grade)

Contact: Jenny Piontek, Youth Director

Sunday Morning

Join us for Sunday School from 9:30-10:30 am!

We are excited to have Youth Sunday School again in-person. Thank you to all the teachers who have volunteered to lead this year. Children, 4 years and older, are asked to wear masks. Sunday School for children, preschool-high school, runs September through May from 9:30-10:30 am in the Family Life Center.

IGNITE (6th-8th Grade) will be led by Tom Kolb and Troy Hirt in Room 246, Family Life Center.

BREAKAWAY (9th-12th Grade) will be led by Jenny Piontek in Room 253 (The Warehouse), Family Life Center.


Youth Groups

IGNITE gets together once or twice per month for on/off campus activities for youth group fellowship throughout the school year.

Why Ignite?

6th through 8th graders are in an important stage of faith building. The goal of Ignite is to spark that faith flame and watch it grow! We will have fun, ask questions, build our team and group up, learn, serve, engage, grow and take that faith spark out into our homes, church, families and community.

Ignite GroupMe

This is a private page that you must sign up for with Ms. Jenny. We will utilize this page to send out last minute information, direct messages, or pictures of events. This format is open to youth (who have cell phones and permission) and Ignite parents. Just contact Ms. Jenny with cell phone numbers to add.

Warehouse Wednesdays

Warehouse Wednesdays are in full swing! From 6:00-6:25 pm every Wednesday, all 6th-8th graders can come, play, and hang out. At 6:25 pm, our 7th and 8th graders will be released to their appropriate confirmation classes with Pastor Zach and Pastor Alan from 6:30-7:30 pm. The 6th graders can stay with Ms. Jenny in the Warehouse from 6:30-7:30 pm for a time of small group, devotion, games, and team building.

Monthly Events

This is youth group. Each month, we will have one large youth group event for all 6th-8th graders on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 pm. There will be a theme to each event and we will get to know each other, play some games, and make some memories.

Servant Events

Servant events will be offered to the Ignite group on a monthly basis starting in October. There will be a Sign Up Genius that goes out 2 weeks in advance for all service projects.

Mission Trip

Mark your calendars! From June 26-July 1, 2022, we will be participating with YouthWorks for the Blue Ridge Mountain mission project. This in state opportunity will be such a blessing for youth, adult leaders, and the Taylorsville, NC community we will serve. More information will be coming out soon!

Participation/Health Forms

Please fill these out as quickly as possible. Here is the link:

Masks will be worn anytime our activities are inside the church building. When we are playing outside, depending on the activity, masks will be worn when we cannot be physically separated. Basically, the youth will always need to come to campus with a mask and be prepared.

I am really looking forward to an exciting year with Ignite. Any questions, please feel free to contact me at  .

Click Here for Ignite's Picture Gallery!



Health forms needs to be filled out now to participate in all Breakaway events. Here is the health forms link:

We have had a great start to the 2021-2022 Breakaway year. I am so excited that we are able to meet in person and do God’s work of growing our faith, serving and having fun with our faith. As a parent, I appreciate all of the hard work you do on your end and I also appreciate how many emails you probably receive in a week regarding your youth. In an effort to eliminate some of the headache, Breakaway emails will come out once a month and highlight all that is happening for the month. GroupMe and Instagram will be used to provide quick news, changes, opportunities that arise during the month. We have a Youth GroupMe page, a Parent GroupMe page (highly recommended), and our Instagram @rlcbreakaway. I am looking forward to an amazing year!

September Upcoming Events:

No Events Labor Day Weekend, September 5

Sunday School:

Starts September 12, 9:30-10:30 am! IN PERSON! Woohoo!

We will be looking for families to take turns and sign up to donate/bring some kind of breakfast treats (donuts, bagels, pop tarts, etc.). We also would love one more or two more teachers to join the rotation. This makes it easy to only teach once in a while!


September 12, 6:30-8:00 pm - Theme: Team Night (Wear Your Fave Jersey)

September 19, 6:30-8:00 pm - Theme:  Connections

September 26, 6:30-8:00 pm - Theme: Tropical Night (Dress Accordingly)

Note the new time. Please wear a mask and bring your own water bottle.


Next meeting is September 19.

National Youth Gathering 2022

Paperwork and $150 non-refundable deposit are due by September 15!

We are looking for one more adult male leader to travel to Houston with us in July 2022.

If you are considering going to the 2022 NYG, contact  as soon as possible.

The National Youth Gathering is sponsored by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) every 3 years and allows youth and their leaders to congregate in a city to celebrate their faith, learn and grow in their faith, worship and praise their almighty Creator and be surrounded by youth from all over the world that are a part of Christ’s epic story. In July 2022, NYG will be meeting in Houston. However, the planning, prepping, and building our team begins now.

This is a private group (rlcbreakaway), so please request access.

Click Here for Breakaway's Picture Gallery!

I am available to you through email ( ), Instagram (@rlcbreakaway), GroupMe, or text/phone (check RCB).



Youth Confirmation at RLC is a 2-year program that traditionally begins ("Confirmation 1") at Grade 7 and finishes at the end of Grade 8 ("Confirmation 2").  After a pandemic year, we recognize that some flexibility in Grades as young people enter this structured faith formation process is warranted - thus our rebranding each class "Confirmation 1" and "2."

If you are interested in Confirmation this year, please reach out to Pastor Jonathan at .

LEARN MORE about our Confirmation program.


For Service


Acolytes are not needed at this time.



SCRIP is a gift card buying program that allows families to earn money through the purchasing of gift cards or e-cards. You just need to change your mindset a bit! When you plan to go shopping for the things you are already going to buy (groceries, Amazon, home improvements, etc.), purchase a gift card or e-card first through Scrip and then shop. You earn a percentage of the gift card/e-card purchase for your youth's account. This money adds up fast and can be used as payments towards NYG, camps, events, etc.

Our next LCMS National Youth Gathering (NYG) is less than 1 year away! This is a great way to earn the money now and have little to no expense later. Just to give you an idea, our 2019 NYG trip cost $1,400 per person to go to Minnesota.

Don’t have any youth, but still want to help out? You CAN!
You can direct your earned rewards to the church’s love fund, RLS, RLP, RLC Youth, or designate one youth’s family. SCRIP is an easy way to help out with Resurrection Lutheran youth programs.

If you are interested in joining SCRIP or finding out more information, please contact Jenny Piontek ( ).


Mission Trips

Mark your calendars ~ June 26-July 1, 2022!

On June 26-July 1, 2022, we will be participating with YouthWorks for the Blue Ridge Mountain mission project. This in state opportunity will be such a blessing for youth, adult leaders, and the Taylorsville, NC community we will serve. More information will be coming out soon!


2019 YouthWorks Mission Trip - Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

June 16-21, 2019

Such an exciting adventure and thank you for being a part of the team! It was a fantastic week of doing God’s good work with our hands! This mission trip was open to youth in grades 6-9.


Middle School Mission Trip 2018

YouthWorks Raleigh


Questions? Contact Jenny Piontek, High School Youth Director, or Middle School Youth Director.