Provides for and encourages the life-long development of every person's faith in Jesus and everyone's life of serving Him. Designs and guides Faith's baptismal ministry (Faith's Footsteps), the teaching of self-care, parenting, Faith Lutheran Youth and marriage ministry. Plans our Sunday morning educational offerings and all other opportunities for growth in Christ.
An excerpt from the Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Constitution: "There shall be a team on Christian Education. This team in association with the pastor(s) shall oversee the conduct and promotion of Christian Education for people of all ages and the educational activities of all organizations within the congregation."
Christian Education Team Members:
• Attend Christian Education events at Faith Lutheran Church
• Have an idea for a Christian Education Event
• Are Interested in Christian Education opportunities at Faith
• Love studying and discussing scripture
• Enjoy meeting with people from our congregation
Adult Forums: Sunday mornings after the 9 A.M. service: The curriculum is designed to Inspire, Inform and Educate; and from time to time to Celebrate Festival Days and Special Occasions.
Sunday School Teachers: Are responsible for teaching one of our classes (Ages 3-5, 6-8 or 9-11) regularly or as a substitute, guided by an easy-to-follow curriculum, facilitating lessons, crafts, games or songs on Sundays from 10:30-11:30 A.M either during the school year or during the summer months for One Room Sunday School.
Children's Place Volunteer: Can lead or assist in leading the children's weekly Gospel Lesson during the worship sermon time.
Bible Studies: Currently we have an English language Bible Study on Tuesday mornings, a Spanish language Bible Study on Wednesday evenings, and an English language Bible Study on the 1st and 4th Thursday evenings of the month. We study books of the Bible and other educational materials. Opportunities are available to lead a session which usually lasts four to six weeks. All are welcome!
Baptism Classes: we offer programs for people of any age to help them learn about the promises God makes to us in our baptism.
First Communion Classes: for children ages 7-11 (or younger with the consent of the parents & pastor). We learn about how Communion began, why we celebrate it and the promises Jesus makes to us through the bread & wine. Parents also attend to be part of a discussion group at the same time their children are in class.
Confirmation: Available to young people ages 12 to 18 for a two-year course. We strive to learn what "Living Lutheran" means, but most importantly learn what God wants from us as Christians.
New Members Classes: for adults who are new to Faith or to the Lutheran Church. We study what it means to be Lutheran, and we review the promises God makes to us in our baptism and through bread & wine of Holy Communion. We also learn about the opportunities to be involved in the life of Faith Lutheran.
Vacation Bible School Volunteers:
Can do anything from helping to plan and coordinate VBS to lead children in song, help with different age groups as needed, or assist with the daily lessons and segments that consist of crafts, dramatic plays, readings and word games, or provide refreshments.