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

Bible Study Opportunities

“This is Most Certainly True – A Study of the Small Catechism” The Catechism is the focal point of our Confirmation instruction this year – so parents of confirmation students are strongly encouraged to attend and thereby accompany your son or daughter through their studies. But the Catechism is an enduring expression of the theology of the Lutheran Church, and, as originally intended, a cornerstone of faith conversations in the home.  It’s always a good, and relevant read!

  • WHEN: Sundays at 10:30a
  • WHO’S TEACHING: Pastor Ken Nelson
  • WHERE ARE THEY MEETING: Room 113
  • IS THERE MATERIAL?: Yes, but it is optional. The participant books cost $10.
  • HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?: 8 weeks          
“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  
“If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat”
This DVD-based Bible study by John Ortberg begins with the story of Peter’s walking on water when Jesus invites him to come to Him. Have you ever wondered what motivated Peter to climb out of the boat? Have you ever felt God asking you to get out of your comfortable “boat” and take a walk on the water with Him?
 
Sign up in the Narthex and pick up a copy of the book and the participant’s guide. Oh, and pick up a little boat as a visual reminder.
  • WHEN: Two sessions available: Tues mornings, 10:30 AM to noon & Tues afternoons 1:00 to 2:30 PM. 
  • WHO’S LEADING: Grace Gunnlaugsson
  • WHERE ARE THEY MEETING: Media Room
  • IS THERE MATERIAL?: Yes, and it’s free! A book and participant guide can be found in the narthex
  • HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?: Sessions will meet on Sept 10 and 24, Oct 8 and 22, & Nov 12 and 26    
 
Revelation
This midweek Bible study will take up the book of Revelation, one of the most talked-about books of the Bible, and perhaps one of the least understood.  The aim is to present the flow of Revelation so that its visions so frequent (and at times bizarre) are better understood. 
 
Please join us for our discussion, which will make use of solid Lutheran interpretation through the use of a video by Professor Craig Koester of Luther Seminary entitled “Is This the Time”. 
  • WHEN: Wednesdays at 12:30 PM
  • WHO’S LEADING: Pastor Ken Nelson
  • WHERE ARE THEY MEETING: Fellowship Hall
  • IS THERE MATERIAL?: You and your Bible, and a pen for notes
  • HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?: 6 weeks