Faith Formation

Children’s Ministry

Sunday Morning 10:30am

Preschool – 5th Grade
This year preschool – 5th grade students will learn through a variety of Bible stories about God’s commandments and discover His triune nature.
 
 

Youth Nights

PJ’s and Prayer (preschool – 2nd grade)
Once a month, on a Friday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm our youngest children and students gather to learn about God’s love for them, watch a short movie, eat a snack, and do a short activity.  Parents are encouraged to stay.
 
Elementary (3rd – 5th grade)
Once a month, on a Friday evening from 6:30 – 7:30 pm elementary-aged students get together to study various topics from the Bible, have a snack, and play some games.
 
Fall Dates for PJ’s & Prayer and Elementary:
  • September 13 
  • October 11
  • November 8

Youth Ministry

Sunday Morning 10:30am

Confirmation (6th – 8th grade)
This  year confirmation students will learn the six chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism and explore how they impact their Christian life.
 
High School
This year high school students will study the core doctrines of the Christian faith.  They’ll dive deep into the Apostles’ Creed, the Augsburg Confession and Luther’s Large Catechism.
 

Youth Nights

Middle School
Once a month, on a Sunday evening from 5 to 7 pm Middle School students get together to study the Bible, eat dinner, and play games.
Fall Middle School Youth Nights:
  • September 29 
  • October 27
  • November 24
  • December 15 (Middle/High School Christmas Party)
 
High School
Once a month, on a Sunday evening from 5 to 7 pm High School students get together to study the big questions of the Christian faith, eat dinner, and hang out.
Fall High School Youth Nights:
  • September 15 
  • October 13
  • November 11
  • December 15 (Middle/High School Christmas Party)

Adult Ministry

“1 Timothy”
An in-depth study of Paul’s First Letter to Timothy
  • WHEN: Sundays at 10:30a
  • WHO’S TEACHING: Wayne Johnson
  • WHERE ARE THEY MEETING: Media Room
  • IS THERE MATERIAL?: You and your Bible
  • HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?: Until it’s done  

 

Bible Study:  “Hard Questions”

Last January, Kyle Jones (Calvary’s Director of Youth and Family Ministry) offered a three-week course for adults, focused on how to study the Bible, how to identify themes, etc.   That series was so well received that Kyle will again be leading a series of four classes (with a possible 5th session) in January on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. This time we’ll be exploring the answers to the following hard questions of the Christian faith:

Tuesday, January 14 – Can I know that the Bible is true?

Tuesday, January 21 – Can God and evil coexist?

Tuesday, January 28 – Can Christianity and science coexist?

Additional week if desired:  Tuesday, February 4 – Can I know God outside the Bible? 

How would you answer? Join us for some new insights and interesting conversation!  These classes will meet in the Sanctuary on the dates listed above at 10:30 am and will last approximately an hour. No materials or preparation are needed. Come to as many as you can!

 
 

NEW!  Sunday Morning  Study with Pastor Ken

Pastor Nelson is leading a five-week course on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. entitled “Understanding Lutheran Worship – Scope and Sequence”.  The class will meet in the Media Room, #110.   No preregistration or materials required.   The class will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Liturgy
  • Liturgical Posture, People and Furnishings
  • Church Calendar and Colors
  • Special Occasion Liturgies
  • The Liturgy in Daily Life


The sessions will help participants discover the historical and biblical foundations of Lutheran worship – the integrity of our worship rituals, and how the liturgy mirrors the experience of the Christian life.