Immanuel Lutheran Church LCMS
Fairview/Allen, TX
Youth Page

Check the bulletin board for the schedule of youth events! Camp-outs, Lake trips, Sunday School lessons, Bible Study, servant events...join us for some fun, but more importantly learn of Jesus' forgiveness for YOU!


The dreaded words, "I had a breakout!" Well it wasn't a bad breakout but a fun one. In Feb 2017 we went to Breakout! and both groups escaped their rooms. Sam's group brokeout the quickest but we were assured they had an easier room!The yogurt was a nice way to finish the day. 




Here I Stand logo

June 27-30

Trinity University*
San Antonio, TX

Here I stand." That's daring to be...Lutheran! What words! What a theme! So on this 500th anniversary of Dr. Luther's firing the Gospel shot heard around the Church, Higher Things is excited to continue to stand and confess the Gospel with Dr. Luther at our 2017 Summer Conferences.

We will head south to Pastor's hometown of San Antonio TX to hang out with some other youth and teachers and learn about Jesus. It will be a great time to explore a college campus and the Word of God.




The youth painted the church shed in the back of the property last Sunday. Luckly, somehow, more paint was on the shed than each other!


- At our last monthly meeting, Pastor Ottmers taught a class on how to evaluate different denominations and their confession. We learned to define and evaluate Formal principles and material principles. Prezi here...



The first meeting of the group was held on April 21, 2013 with 5 youth, Pastor, and parents attending.  A yummy dinner was provided of mac and cheese and hot dogs.  Pastor lead the devotion entitled "Sheep Don't Keep Track".  

It was decided to have at least 2 fun outings during the year with one in the Fall and one in the Spring/Summer.  The group will  participate in the Muscular Dystrophy walk on May 18th.

Higher Things was discussed.  Their retreats and conferences are an opportunity to get together with other LCMS youth groups.

Pastor beat all of the boys at ping-pong.

The Group will meet again on May 19 for dinner and Pastor will present a video on Higher Things.



Confirmation Camp-out was an explosive time! We camped, fished(a little), threw the football, hiked and just had fun in March in Corsicana Texas. 


VBS 2012

VBS was July 30-Aug 3, 2012 - We heard of Christ and him crucified.We played games, learned songs and made new friends.


July 27-28, 2012 - Confirmation Trip to Lake Tawakoni

We traveled to Lake Tawakoni for fun on Sea-Doo's and boats - fishing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, tubing and kneeboarding. Pastor Ottmers encouraged the prayer life of the students as he towed them on the tube.  We also studied The Office of The Keys and what that means. Check the picture page for pics!


March 24, 2012

God's No and God's Yes - A Higher Things High School youth Retreat

Our Redeemer Dallas is hosting an area/Texas wide retreat for students of high school age. The one day retreat will look at what the distinction between Law and Gospel means and why it is important. The speaker will be Dr. Carl Fickenscher from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne Indiana. Let Pastor Ottmers know if you would like to attend. The congregation will cover the cost to attend. Visit for more info.


Vacation Bible School was in session from 7/11 thru 7/15.   There were 22 children and 11 adults taking part in this fun activity.  See more pictures of this activity on the Photo Album page.   Be sure to click on each picture to see a larger version of the picture.



Youth Trip to Creation Museum in Glen Rose TX

Then canoe trip down the Paluxy River.

Bring your brains for some Creation Science and you swimsuits to enjoy that which God created by his word.

Details to come via email.