The 56ers is a group for kids in Grades 5 and 6. The curriculum is called "Connect" and each lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make. Each week, tweens focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a witty video, exploring biblical text, and creating projects that range from games to art and more. All 56ers also have the opportunity to participate in mission projects, such as Compassion International, Operation Christmas Child, or The Giving Tree. This is also a special time for our 5th graders who will be instructed on, and partake in, their first Holy Communion on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week.

If you have any questions regarding 56ers, contact Al O'Connell, Youth Director at or 701-235-7389.

Crusader Choir (Grades 1-6)

First Lutheran Church celebrates the angelic voices of children with the Crusader’s Choir! Singing shapes a child's spiritual life and they learn scripture because they sing it. No audition required.