Christian Formation for Children
Christian formation for children at church takes place in at least three places: worship, education, and ongoing interpersonal relationships with mentors and peers.
Children are also welcome and encouraged to attend worship at the special services throughout the year, particularly around the major feast days of the church.
In addition, children may go deeper by helping to lead worship. Beginning at age 11, children may become acolytes, crucifers, scripture readers, and so forth. Read more about Worship Ministries here.
There is no better way to learn to be a Christian than to be in relationship with other, mature Christians. Parents are, of course, their children's biggest role models when it comes to religious education. But clergy, Sunday School teachers, youth mentors, and other adults they encounter at church are also influential. And building connections with peers who also strive to live as Jesus taught means so much to kids, especially in the modern world.
Sunday School (September-May)
Our Christian Formation experience during the school year includes programs for Kindergarten through 8th grade during the Sunday Spiritual Deepening & Fellowship time of 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (Learn more about this time here.) Follow the signs to the south end of the building (the education wing), where we have special curricula for each age group.
- Scroll down to read about the three classes*
- Sunday School Registration Form
- Subscribe to the weekly children's ministries eNews
- Spark House Bible-reading plan for kids: Sample for the month of May or subscribe here.
Youth Group for Grades 6-9: See the Youth page.
Godly Play: Ages 3 & 4 years old
Toddlers will have a brief overview of many different Bible stories through play and making a variety of crafts. With this new added class, young children are sure to have some fun exploring the stories of the Bible while interacting with children their own age.
Godly Play Plus!: Ages Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Children will expand and dig deeper into a variety of Bible stories. By examining further into these stories, children will learn what they are trying to teach us and how they still apply to every day life.
Connect: Ages 3rd - 8th grade
Teens tend to do try and blend in but Jesus stood out every day. By looking at Jesus’ life, teens will learn that to follow Jesus they need to step out of their comfort zone. Such areas of study include examining their identity, overcoming temptations, attitude of gratitude, epic journeys of life, the holidays seasons, among many others.