Christian Education Opportunities
We invite you to participate in our Christian education programs and activities for children, youth, young adults, and adults.
We offer two learning opportunities for adults on Sunday mornings: Adult Forum and a book discussion group.
This year we will also participate in intergenerational service events, teach children about the parts of our worship service, share in an Advent kick-off celebration, rejoice on Easter Sunday with a breakfast and egg hunt, and nurture our faith-mentoring relationships with the preteens and teenagers in our church.
All of our Christian education offerings emphasize the four keys - caring conversations, devotions, service, and rituals and traditions - presented by David Anderson in the book, Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear.
We look forward to a year of exploring and strengthening our faith together! Please join us as we study and share in the wonders of God’s love.
Worship and Education Schedule
Beginning September 11
a congregation we strongly encourage children to participate in and
contribute to the worship service as well as Sunday school classes,
therefore we do not offer classes during the worship hour. It is our
belief that children not only learn how to worship by attending worship,
but that we as adults are also blessed by their presence with us. Childcare
is provided for infants and children up to three years of age during
the worship service.
Nursery (Lower Level)
Infant - Age 3
Childcare is available in the nursery on Sunday mornings from 8:15am – 12:15pm. Infants and children who are three-years-old or younger are invited to visit the nursery for supervised play and snacks. Parents are asked to introduce themselves and their child/children to the attendant if they are new to the nursery and to personally drop off and pick up their child/children.
Pre-School/Toddler Class (Lower Level)
Ages 2 - Pre-Kindergarten
The children in this class will have a playful Sunday School experience, rooted in church life. Each lesson has a Bible-centered approach. The lesson materials and videos are engaging for young children, with animated characters to which they can relate. This class will have an opportunity to participate in age appropriate singing, activities and crafts.
Teachers: Krista G. and Ainsley H.
Class (Lower Level)
Grades K - 4
The Bible will come to life and capture the imagination of children. Lessons follow a four-part sequeence: Discover, Relate, Connect, and Create. Each week, students watch an animated Bible story video, talk about the story, read their Bible Storybook or Bible, and complete a creative activity.
Teachers: Delanie B. and Ainsley H.
Middle School Class (Upper Level)
Grades 5 - 7
Our middle school students will be using the re:form curriculum this year. The re:form videos and the Anti-Workbook provide individual and group activities to help youth engage the tough faith questions, uncover major biblical themes, and discover how the Bible relates to their own lives. It's Bible-centered, with just enough quirky tween humor and activities to hold their interest.
Teacher: Jo J.
High School Class (Upper Level)
Grades 5 - 7
This class will be full of variety as the youth discuss real life issues facing teens and young adults. A series of book studies and DVDs will be used to discover great spiritual truths as they explore C.S. Lewis' magical world and The Chronicles of Narnia. Additional book studies will be used to present scripture-based sessions that will be thought-provoking. Activities will be planned to engage the teens with fun questions, ice breakers and topical discussion starters in the form of a probing question or a real-life scenario they may face. The youth will also have the opportunity to be assistants in the preschool, elementary and middle school classes, as well as joining some Adult Forum sessions.
Teacher: Scott V.
Adult Forum (Lower Level in the Fellowship Hall)
Organized by Mark Hermodson
Adult Forum is an opportunity to interact with speakers who present information and perspectives on a variety of themes selected by the Adult Forum Committee. Some of the topics chosen for the first semester include "The Economy and You" (two different sessions), "Developing Christian Unity" and "Encouraging Diversity in the Church" and "Tree of Life Update." Topics for the second semester will have a Reformation 500 focus.
Book Discussion Group (In the room at the back of the Nave - 10:15-11:00)
This is an opportunity for you to read and react to best-selling works of contemporary fiction and non-fiction in a relaxed setting with others who are interested in sharing their thoughts and questions. Come and participate or simply come and listen.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
300 West Fowler Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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