Raising kids is one of the hardest jobs out there, and it is also one of the most important. At First, we believe that one of our callings as a faith community is to come alongside families and support, encourage and equip them in this most holy of tasks. We have put in place a comprehensive Christian education program that is centered on Christ and based on relationships. The following is an overview of our children, youth and family programs.
- For children 6th grade and under: Meggie DeJong, Director of Children's Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org
- For students 7th grade and older: Kaitlyn Lundeby, Youth Director, email@example.com
- Additional questions: Pr. Matt Cordes, Family Life Pastor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nursery (0-5 years)
The purpose of FLC Nursery is to provide a safe, loving, fun and comfortable environment for both you and your child. It is open during worship and for special events and Bible studies. If you would like to volunteer for the nursery, contact Meggie DeJong at email@example.com.
FaithTalk (3 years - 4th Grade)
FaithTalk is all about the Bible. Our story based curriculum takes students through all the major stories of the Bible in 6 years– that’s how many years a child is in the program! Our rotation model of learning seeks to capture all learning styles. We don't just talk about the stories: they're also seen, touched, tasted, and acted out! FaithTalk is offered Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
CrossTalk (5th - 6th Grade)
CrossTalk takes kids deeper into the Bible, themselves, and each other. Using SparkHouse’s "Connect" curriculum, we take our students deeper into the Bible stories and teach them to ask questions about faith- and find answers! Covering the whole Bible in two years, we’ll discuss how it relates to our lives as well as where to find it in scripture! The key components of our program are community building, prayer and Bible navigation. Bring your Bible and join the party! This class is offered Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.in the CrossTalk Café.
Servant Leadership Academy (7th - 9th Grade)
Servant Leadership Academy at First Lutheran Church helps people explore, engage and encounter faith as they study side by side with people of all ages. The goal is not to reach a destination; the goal is the journey itself.
The opportunities offered in this Academy resemble the university model of “credits,” which we call “steps.”
After completing the 40 steps of Servant Leadership Academy, participants will be able to articulate their faith through creating a personal mission statement, defining their values, and establishing practices in their daily lives. Participants will also be encouraged to publicly celebrate this segment of their journey through the Rite of Confirmaton.
Servant Leadership Academy is offered for all members of First Lutheran Church, but it is also used as our Confirmation program.
You can register by clicking the link below. If you have any questions about Servant Leadership Academy, please contact Kaitlyn Lundeby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Youth Group (9th - 12th Grade)
Youth Group is an opportunity for high school students to be supported and encouraged in their growing relationship with the Lord. We meet weekly at 8 pm, unless otherwise noted, for Bible Study, Service Nights, and just plain fun! Our schedule can be found here: (insert link here). Never let the cost of an event keep you from attending. If you have any questions or have a request for financial assistance for an event, let Kaitlyn know. Friends are always welcome and encouraged!