Disciples of Jesus Christ don’t “just happen;” they are made. We grow as disciples of Jesus through study of his word, through intentional discipleship relationships, through topical and application oriented studies, and by our individual spiritual disciplines. As we learn and grow in the knowledge of our Lord, our lives become transformed into his likeness.
- Children: Sunday School is held from 9:45 to 10:15 AM most Sundays during the school year for children ages 4 years- 6th grade.
- Adults: A series of classes are offered throughout the year that focus on a deeper understanding of Scripture. Contact: Father Tom at email@example.com.
St. Paul’s nursery provides care and Christian teaching to children ages infant through 3 years and/or completely potty trained. Your child is a special gift from God, and we provide the highest quality care to honor this gift.
The nursery is open from 10:15 am until after Worship, usually 11:45 am.
In the nursery, the babies and toddlers are given the opportunity to Grow in a loving and nurturing environment. Our nursery staff uses the “Spark House” curriculum, which is designed for babies and toddlers 0-36 months. This curriculum is a two-year program, and it introduces the little ones to the foundational biblical stories of Jesus’ life.
The nursery staff are specifically trained in the protection and care of little ones. Our nursery minister, Savanah Shearouse, is a certified Montessori teacher. You may contact Savanah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children are welcome to attend church with their parents, or they may attend worship services in the classroom wing designed for their age:
- PreK – Kindergarten:
- 1st – 2nd graders: Each Sunday during the 10:30 service, children in first and second grade meet for Children’s Worship for the first half of the church service. During this time, the children will explore a Bible lesson from one of the lectionary readings. They will also participate in games and have a time of Praise & Worship. We participate in service projects throughout the year and learn together with family activities for Lent and Advent. Children in first and second grade also meet for social events like pool parties and bowling.
- 3rd – 4th graders: The 3rd/4th Grade Children’s Ministry strives to engage our older elementary school-age children as they grow in their understanding of our Lord. Children this age are wonderfully curious and this Ministry loves to help them explore the Bible and the lessons within it for how God wants us to live our lives. In these weekly gatherings, we connect to the Lord in prayer, song, video, and scripture. We use the stories of the Bible as parallels to our daily lives and discuss how each child can use God within them to bring His love to our family, friends, other kids we may not know, and also those less fortunate than us who may need our help. In addition to our Sunday gatherings, we have quarterly events where we can just have fun together, strengthening our relationships with each other and with God.
- 5th – 6th graders: 5th and 6th graders focus on a deeper understanding of the Bible and actively serve others in the name of Jesus by helping to prepare meals for the homeless, among other ministries.
HOLY COMMUNION CLASS
This annual class is designed for all learning styles and geared toward 7-10 year olds. This class is not a prerequisite for a child to receive Holy Communion since every baptized person may partake of The Lord’s Supper.
St. Paul’s Youth Ministry meets Sunday evenings to connect with each other and grow their faith.
Contact: Kate Smith at email@example.com
The thing about Youth Group is that you get to ask these questions while looking to scripture, prayer and Christian friendship to help you answer some of these. Of course, as we all know, life often deals us suffering and road-blocks, but how much better is it, when you’re dealing with something, and someone you trust can see when you’re faking an “I’m fine”, and just listen to you?
So, Youth Group has been happening. 5-7 on Sunday Nights. There has been hilarity, eating and good conversations and Christmas Gift Exchanges. This winter session we’ll be going through the Youth Alpha Series Together, and going to the gathering again in February. If you can do anything, you can pray for the teenagers in our church. Look them in the eye on Sunday’s and have a conversation with them. Even if it’s awkward or about some video-game you’ve never heard of, it shows them that our church is a place where they are cared for as they navigate this complex season of life.
Oh, and you can always drop off a pizza:)