Director of Faith Formation: Cindy Lippke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Council Representative: Julie Thiele (email@example.com)
Welcome to Christian Education at First Lutheran Church! At First Lutheran Church, we strive to encourage, inspire and nurture people of ALL ages in the Christian faith as we build relationships with one another and study the word of God.
Christian Education is lifelong process – a journey in which our faith grows in an unfolding relationship with our creating, redeeming and sanctifying God.
We believe that lifelong learning is essential to spiritual growth and offer many educational opportunities for people of ALL ages.
Christian Education involves passing on information, but it is more! It also enables people of faith to build relationships with others who journey with God. We see education as a means of expanding and strengthening relationships, encouraging believers to grow.
At First Lutheran..
We guide and support the whole people of God through a lifelong process of faith formation. We equip believers to proclaim God’s grace for all people. We help individuals to live faithfully in relationship with God, one another, and all creation. As a congregation we strive to achieve an effective partnership between the church and the home, strengthening families and supporting them in their nurture of faith and values in children and youth.
It is our joy to make families and children feel welcome and loved! Jesus said “Let the children come to me!” We offer:
Sunday School for children and youth from age 3 through high school. Classes meet during the school year on Sunday morning from 9:00 – 9:50 a.m. Midweek Life Long Confirmation (LLC) Opportunities. Children in Grades 1-5 meet on Wednesday evenings for a time of friendship which includes activities, a meal, music and learning time.
Confirmation classes for youth in Grades 6-8 meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, with a meal being served. While content is important, we also encourage our youth to serve within the church and out in the community at large. Youth Group meets weekly for youth in high school during the school year as a time to gather with friends, enjoy a meal, while learning and growing in faith.
Adult Forums are generally held the first Sunday of each month and cover a wide variety of topics. These events are generally held in the Fireside Room.
Several times throughout the year, intergenerational events are held to bring people of all ages together for fellowship, a meal, learning and an activity. These intentional intergenerational gatherings engage all generations to work and learn together, utilizing the strengths of one generation to meet the needs of another generation.