Discipleship MInistries


Pastor Alyssa Quade, of Watford City, leads the High School Youth Group (LYO) for the whole Lutheran area  Parish (including Keen, Gardens, Banks, and Watford City's First Lutheran Church). Pastor Alyssa leads a monthly LYO event with games, movies, music, and learning. The kids get to experience team building exercises and fun competition as they grow their faith and strengthen relationships with peers. Please stay tuned to our calendar page and facebook page for the next High School LYO event. If you would like to be on the youth or parent group text or group facebook message, please text your name to Pastor Alyssa at 605-467-0374, and she will gladly add you.

Pastor Mark of Watford City, leads the Junior High Youth Group (Junior High LYO). See the calendar and facebook page for upcoming Junior High LYO events. You can call the church, Monday - Friday to get a hold of Mark for more information.

During the school year, Pastor Rob & Pastor Mark lead confirmation, for 7th-9th graders, on Wednesday evenings. See the Calendar for the start and end dates of confirmation.
If you are looking for a place to plug your youth into, please call or text Pastor Alyssa Quade at 605-467-0374

Children’s Program

    During the School year, Pastor Alyssa Quade leads the Children’s Program. All Lutheran perish churches have Sunday School at 10am. The kids get to participate in music, the Lord’s Prayer, videos, Bible stories, and related activities.
    Every 1st Sunday of the month, at the First Lutheran Church (FLC), the kids have “Game Day” where they play Bible related games to help them get better acquainted with God’s Word. Every 3rd Sunday (at FLC), the kids lead the 11am Family Service in a song. If you have any questions or would like to sign your kids up for Sunday School, please email Pastor Alyssa Quade at pastor.alyssaquade@gmail.com

Around Christmas and Easter, the kids practice and put on a program for the parents.

In the Summer there are many Bible Camp opportunities for kids. You can visit the UMM website to learn more about camp opportunities (http://www.campumm.org/). We also have Vacation Bible School for kids from July 16th-20th from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, with Pre-K going from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. At VBS, councilors from the UMM Camp come and lead the kids in a three day program of fun and adventure! The kids also get snacks, music, and loads of games!
To registrar for VBS, please fill out the form found here and send it to Pastor Alyssa at pastor.alyssaquade@gmail.com

Special Services

Through Advent and Lent there are Wednesday evening meals and worship services. These services help prepare the Church family to prepare for the coming celebration – to simplify one’s life and come back to the God’s purpose for us, to have a meaningful relationship with Him.

Woman’s Bible Study

The Last Wednesday of every month, Pastor Alyssa lead’s a Woman’s Bible Study / Discipleship group.

Men’s Group

One Wednesday a month, Pastors Mark and Rob, put on a Men’s Wednesday discipleship group.

Watford City Area Lutheran Parish - ELCA
The Congregations of First, Banks and Garden
First Lutheran - Church & Office:  212 2nd St NW
PO Box 441 - Watford City, ND 58854 - 701-444-3244
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