Children & Youth Ministries

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Educational Resources for Families:

Lifetree Kids – YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIlweo9SxziGxoi16kE4HEQ

This site has over 300 videos, and brand-new Sunday school curriculum called Empowering Courageous Kids. The lessons are 20 minutes long including an object lesson! 

 

Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church in St. Louis, MO, has put together a nice resource based on some of our Concordia Publishing House (LCMS) curriculum. https://www.chapelofthecross.org/enduring-faith-sunday-school

 

Bedtime Bible Stories with the Skit Guys: https://skitguys.com/sgtv/show/bedtime-bible-stories-with-the-skit-guys

The stories take about 15-20 minutes and they can actually get kids a little goofy, so you may want to do this as one of your first steps in your nightly routine rather than your last one.

 

RightNow Media is a wonderful resource for all ages, but it has some wonderful videos for children. We recommend Owlegories, What’s in the Bible? and Bible Man. This traditional is a paid for resource, but they are offering a limited selection for FREE due to COVID-19.  https://www.rightnowmedia.org/

 

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Children’s Message:

Every Sunday, during worship, we offer a “Children’s Message” in which the pastor explains the message in a way that the children can understand.  After the children’s message, children 5 years and younger are encouraged to “follow the cross” to their children’s church time, where they listen to a bible story and do a craft.  The children are brought back into the sanctuary after the sermon, before communion so that the entire family can come to the altar together.
We also have a staffed nursery for younger children.
 

Bible Study Classes:

We offer Sunday School classes between our two services, for children K-5th grade. Sunday school classes run during the “school year” (September – May).
 
As a part of our “Family Night” we offer Wednesday night Christian education classes for children K-5th grade. For more information on “Family Night” click here.
 

Vacation Bible School:

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an annual, week-long educational event that takes place in the summer.

 

 
 

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Bible Study Classes:

We offer Sunday School classes as well as youth groups for middle and high school students.
 
As a part of our “Family Night” we offer Wednesday night Christian education classes for middle and high school students. For more information on “Family Night” click here.
 
 

Confirmation Classes:

Confirmation is a 3-year course of study for students in grades 6th – 8th grades. During these classes, the students will grow in their faith as they learn more about the Church and their relationship with Jesus.
 
 

High School Youth:

For students in 9th-12th grades