Children & Youth Ministries

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If you are interested in learning more about Children’s or Youth Ministry, or for additional educational resources for children and families, please email Rebekah Bajwa.  Rebekah.bajwa@holycrossclayton.com
 
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Children’s Message:

Each Sunday, during worship, we offer a Children’s Message in which Rebekah explains the theme in a way that the children can understand.  Then starting in the fall, after the children’s message children 2-years-old through 3rd Grade are encouraged to follow the cross to their children’s church time, where the children will get to participate in their own worship experience.  This happens each week at the 8:30am Worship.  
 

Family Night:

Christian Education which happens each Wednesday at 6:45pm – 7:30pm.  We offer classes for children K-5th Grade in Classroom 4 & 5.  For little ones we offer childcare in the Children’s Church Room. For more information about Family Night click here.
 

Vacation Bible School:

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an annual, week-long educational event that takes place in the summer.  VBS combines crafts, games, songs, and Bible study to enhance children’s walk with God. Rising Kindergarteners through 5th graders attend daily sessions. Children discover the wonders of God’s love and grace.  For more information on VBS, please visit our VBS page 
 

 

Family Night:

As a part of our Family Night we offer Wednesday night Christian Education (6:45pm – 7:30pm) in the Youth Room for high school students. Middle school students participate in Confirmation classes on Family Night, and will be assigned a Classroom 1, 2, or 3 based on their class size and year (CY1, CY2, CY3).   For more information on “Family Night” click here.
 

Confirmation Classes:

Confirmation is a 3-year program for middle school students in grades 6th – 8th, where they learn the foundations of the Christian faith.  The goal of the Confirmation process is to engage youth in a life-long journey of faith including participation in the body of Christ (the Church). The purpose of confirmation ministry is to provide an intentional opportunity for baptized Christians who desire to deepen and explore their faith, read and study scripture in community, and learn about Christ’s church through the lens of the Lutheran tradition. During the first year (CY1) the students will learn about the Lord’s Prayer, Sacraments, and Bible fundamentals. Second year students (CY2) learn about the 10 Commandments and the Apostle’s Creed (a statement of faith).  Third year students (CY3) learn how God’s Word applies to their life today.  In CY3 students select a Bible verse which has significant meaning to them to be their confirmation verse.   At the end of Confirmation the students stand before the congregation and confirm their faith.

High School Youth:

The Gathering: Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. The next Gathering is in July, 8th – 13th, 2022.  All high school students (even those graduating 2022), and those rising into 9th Grade age 14+ in 2022, are able to attend the Gathering. 

Gathering Registration and Information Meeting: September 26th at 1pm, in Reese Hall.