When children are baptized, the Church makes a promise to walk with them and their parents on the journey. At Good Shepherd Lutheran, we know it is a privilege to participate in helping to guide children and their parents along life’s many milestones of faith. Whether one’s feet are big or small, fresh or worn, running or crawling:
Good Shepherd is Intergenerational!
Children, Youth and Adults are;
Together on the Journey, Sharing God’s Love
Good Shepherd’s Inter†Gen Ministry Team provides a variety of offerings to help grow faith in children, families and people of all ages. Throughout the year there are events and opportunities for all ages. Jesus is the heart of all our offerings.
Nurturing Life-Long Learning
Sunday School with Worship
Sundays at 9:45am
During the school year, children’s classes are offered on Sunday mornings during 9:45 worship for K thru Grade 4. Faith learning at Good Shepherd is both Christ-Centered and Relationship-Centered to nurture children on their faith journey.
Grace-Filled Actionable Worship
Our InterGen Ministry Team strongly encourages families to worship together weekly. Studies have show that children who worship beside their key adults are 86% more likely to grow up to be faith-filled adults. At Good Shepherd we work to create worship that is meaningful and accessible to all ages. Parents and grandparents can choose to have their children sit with them throughout the entire worship service or begin in Sunday School.
8:30am Sunday Worship
9:45am Sunday Worship with learning time for grades K-4
6:30pm Blended Wednesday Worship (Sept – April)
To intentionally include our children, we are developing a model of learning to include worship. Most weeks children in grades K-4 begin Sunday School learning at 9:45am in the InterGen Hall and then are welcomed into worship for continued learning in the sanctuary with their parents and the congregation. This worship service is creatively designed so that children, youth and adults have the opportunity to worship, learn and share at the same time. We provide opportunities for our children and youth to lead and participate in portions of the worship service, fellowship activities and/or service projects.
Vacation Bible School
Bible Instruction Class
This class is for children who have not yet received a Bible or those who would like a Bible refresher class. We offer a kid-friendly tutorial about the Bible. Children taking this class will receive Bibles as a gift during a worship service.
Next class is Sunday, September 17 at 10:45am. Sign up with Pastor Courtney.
Communion Classes & Celebrations
This Sacrament of Holy Communion class is open to people of all ages, which is current with the ELCA’s communication regarding First Communion. This class provides an overview for those receiving the Sacrament for the first time and others wanting a refresher on its message. We ask that a parent attend class with their child. To read more on this topic, click here
Our next Communion Class will be on Sunday, March 26 at 10:45am. First Communion will be celebrated at Maundy Thursday worship service on April 6 at 6:30pm. Sign up with Pastor Courtney.