Mount Olive has a vibrant and long history of active children, youth & family ministry. This ministry centers on faith formation through education, but also through fellowship and service.

Upcoming Events

Honkers Game

On July 10th the Rochester Honkers host the St. Cloud Rox at 6:30pm. High Schoolers are invited to come root on the Honkers and enjoy a summer night at the ball park. Please let Luke Hollander know if you will be able to join before July 4 and he will arrange for tickets. Email Luke at


Game Night

Do you like board games? So do we! On Saturday, July 27 we will order pizza and play some excellent board games following 5:00 pm worship. This event is intended for adults and youth aged high school age and up. If you have any questions or are interested, please email Luke at

Fellowship Opportunities Throughout the Year

Little Leapers

Little Leapers, a group for parents of newborns through age 3, (not yet in Sunday School) will now be having their meetings in “The Pond”. The Pond will be in classrooms 3 & 4 of the Education Wing. This will be a space for the little ones to play and their families to build relationships. The group meets monthly on the third Sunday of the month from September through May during the education hour.


Summer Trips

In order to get youth out into the world, exploring and serving our neighbors, Mount Olive offers a variety of summer trips for middle and high school youth. Each year two trips will be offered: an adventure and a service trip. Every third year, beginning in 2018, the ELCA Youth Gathering will be taking the place of one of the trips. Trips will typically last between 5-10 days, depending on the destination. Fundraisers are provided to help with the cost.

Service Projects

Service is a regular routine for both the middle, high school youth and families.  Service opportunities include Channel One, Family Promise, just to name a few.