Faith & Education
Christian education is provided for preschool through adults during the months of September through May. We offer Faith Trek Learning(Sunday School), Discipleship Training (Confirmation) classes, “The Group” for high school youth, and adult Bible study each week. Everyone is invited to participate and friends are welcome to join us. No prior experience or knowledge is required. Come and learn! Come and strengthen your relationship with the God who desires a close relationship with you! Come and get to know Jesus, whose death for us and his glorious resurrection make that relationship possible.
Faith Trek Learning (Sunday School)
Faith Trek Learning, for preschool through 6th grade, meets from 9:30-10:25 a.m. Our school year kicks off in September as children and their families participate in service projects for “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday. Each December our kids present a Christmas program to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
The curriculum is a three year rotation. Spirit & Truth which includes skits, stories and activities that teach our children what we do in worship and why. They will also become more familiar with the worship service so they can become fuller participants throughout the church year.
The next curriculum takes them on a journey through the Bible using curriculum based on THE STORY. This curriculum tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves his children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity. Each story reveals the God of grace–the God who speaks; the God who acts; the God who listens; the God whose love for his people culminated in his sacrifice of Jesus, his only Son, to atone for the sins of humanity.
And the curriculum, Believe. Students will spend 30 weeks going through 30 big ideas in the Bible that have unified believers around the world for over 2000 years. Through the personal reading, the pastor’s messages, and in every classroom and small group, we will explore 10 key beliefs, 10 key practices, and 10 key virtues that help us think, act, and be more like Jesus.
Third Grade Bible Presentation
Each fall, our third grade students receive an age appropriate Bible as a gift from the congregation. This is in keeping with the promise we made at baptism to help parents keep their promise to place the Holy Scriptures in their child’s hands. In a brief rite at the 10:30 a.m. service, parents receive a Bible and then present it to their child. One week prior, parents are invited to attend a brief Bible class led by Pastor Roy.
All ages are welcome to receive Holy Communion at All Saints. Our practice at All Saints is to invite fourth grade students to enjoy a fun morning of First Communion instruction. We learn about the Lord’s Supper, bake communion bread, and decorate First Communion cups.
Discipleship Training (Confirmation)
Discipleship Training at All Saints Lutheran Church is not just about information, it’s about faith formation. It’s not just another class, it’s about building community. It’s not just learning about God, it’s about experiencing God. Discipleship Training for students in grades 7 and 8 is held on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning in September. Evening sessions include large group instruction time led by Pastor Roy and small group sharing time led by adult guides. Fun nights and service project nights are also part of the Discipleship Training experience.
Discipleship Training is a two year program – one year of Biblical study, and one year of “Lutheran stuff” known as the catechism. In the spring of their second year, students affirm their baptismal vows on Confirmation Sunday.
”The Group” for high school youth meets on Sunday mornings during the education hour for fun, fellowship and conversation. Those in the group look at current events and how they relate to one’s faith. The schedule for each month includes a service project and a fun social event.
Adult education programs are open to all men and women and their friends, regardless of prior knowledge or experience. Our current groups (that meet during the school year) include an adult study group on Sunday mornings, Wednesday morning 10:00 a.m. Bible Study and the monthly Men’s Saturday Breakfasts (MUGS – Men United in Grub and Scripture) at 7:30 a.m.
Youth Ministry at All Saints offers activities and opportunities for our high school youth. Led by lay leaders, the focus is growth of faith through worship, fellowship, education and service to others.