Children & Families
This ministry exists to partner with parents and caregivers to help children learn how to begin and develop a relationship with Jesus, and to lay the foundation for a missional lifestyle while nurturing the relationship of children and their families. Read more about our vision for this ministry.
Resources to Build Faith in Your Home
God calls us to nurture the faith of our children, not only in community, but in our homes. Updated weekly, these RESOURCES supplement what we do in our Sunday school classes and support you in nurturing the faith of your children in your home.
Sunday Nursery – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Children birth through 3 years are nurtured in the love of Jesus in a safe, loving environment. Toddlers experience the love of Jesus through movement and fun. They learn songs and discover Bible truths through intentional play. For more information, contact Dee Ann Lord.
Sunday Children and Preteen Classes – 10 a.m.
Kids start off in the sanctuary with their families. This allows families to enjoy worship music together. Before the sermon begins, kids will be dismissed to their groups for their age-appropriate lessons and activities. Kids return for Communion and then join their families to close the service.
Classes for three age groups:
- Pre/Kind — Classroom 2
- Grades 1-2-3 — Classroom 2
Kids will explore what it means to have a lifelong relationship with God. As they explore God’s character throughout the Bible, kids will discover what it means to reflect the heart of God in everyday life.
- Grades 4-5-6 – Classroom 1
In addition to the group time on Sunday mornings, we will be intentional about empowering parents to live out the story of Deuteronomy 6 with their families.
Program runs from September to May. For more information, contact Dee Ann Lord.
FAITH Milestones are significant events in the lives of children, youth and families that celebrate and nurture faith development. Faith formation is a life-long journey. By celebrating milestones along the way, we recognize how God is always present in our lives, equip families to practice their faith at home and encourage engagement in our community.
- Baptism – Parents who wish to have their child baptized are encouraged to visit with Pastor Jane.
- First Bible – One of our responsibilities as parents raising a child in the Christian faith is to place God’s Word in their hands. As your faith community we would like to help you in this endeavor. Be watching for our next First Bible opportunity for all families with children 1st – 6th grade. First Bible includes a blessing of the Bibles to be given to your child/children and family Bible activities.
- First Communion Workshop – Celebrating communion is a part of our weekly gathering, and we encourage families with children first grade or older to join us for a morning of discovery and learning together to prepare children for taking part in this important gift Jesus gave. First communion workshops happen once or twice a year.
Join us for Rocky Railway in Summer of 2021.
Kids Camp 2020 is July 12 – 16, 9 am – 1 pm. The theme is Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through. For kids 4 years of age through those entering 6th grade. We also love volunteers. Must be entering 7th grade to volunteer.
Kids Camp is filled with unforgettable Bible-learning experiences. Kids will see, hear, touch, and even taste! Plus, hands-on service projects and mission work. For more information, contact Dee Ann Lord. Plan to join us!
A Rainbow Trail camp experience is like no other. Your kids will deepen their faith, make new friends, develop valuable leadership skills and experience life-changing moments, all while surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation, the love of Jesus and the grace of the incredible staff of RTLC! Camps for kids entering 2nd grade—high school. Camps for kids and families. Summer Registration opens November 1st each year. Watch for camp dates and then Register online!
Memorial Day Work Weekend: Each year a group from FAITH goes to RTLC to help with final projects to get ready for the upcoming camp season. In exchange for our service, the entire weekend is FREE. We stay in cabins and are fed like kings and queens! (If you haven’t heard yet, food at RTLC is awesome!) This weekend is a great opportunity to see camp and meet some of their amazing staff. Enjoy worship….camp-style, s’mores, fellowship and much more! All ages welcome…families, grandparents, couples, singles.
Faith Lutheran Church operates South Table Mountain Preschool, a faith-based learning environment for children ages 2½ to 5. Our program is designed to develop the whole child’s spiritual, socio-emotional, cognitive, and physical needs. Individuality and learning styles are honored and nurtured through play, exploration, and child-initiated and teacher-directed activities. Visit the South Table Mountain Preschool website.