Children’s Ministry

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Good Shepherd’s Sunday morning ministry class times are 9:30-10:40 am.  Each class will share a song, reading, skit or message in worship two or three times during the school year.  We love to see our young people share their energy and talents with the congregation!

Little Lambs, Preschool & Pre Kindergarten– (starting at age 2 as of August 1st) classes begin and end in their age-level classrooms (upper level of church building)

SundaySchoolBoys

K-5th Grades- Kindergartners through 5th graders begin their morning with music and a large group opening downstairs in room 150. We use the SPARK rotation curriculum …  Each week your child will be looking at the bible story in a different way featuring Bible Skills & Games, Science & Cooking, Movies & Art, and Church Chums (Buddies Together Worshiping). Rotation schedules are posted around the church building with scheduled grade level pick-up place. Each story ‘rotation’ will last three weeks.

 

 

FAITH MILESTONES is an important part of our Children’s Ministry program.  Through these age-level milestone events, we partner with parents to learn, grow and then to CELEBRATE these events.  Following is a listing of the Faith Milestone Events:

LITTLE LAMBS FIRST BIBLE FAITH MILESTONE – Our youngest Sunday School class receive a Children’s Preschool Bible from their parents as a  reminder of the baptismal promise of “putting God’s word into the hands of their children.”

FIRST GRADE SMALL CATECHISM / LORD’S PRAYER FAITH MILESTONE – Our first graders and their parents are introduced to the Small Cat (children’s version of Luther’s Small Catechism) with a special emphasis on The Lord’s Prayer.

THIRD GRADE “BOOKS OF THE BIBLE” FAITH MILESTONE – Our third grade families spend three Sunday morning classes walking through the bible, learning a key verse from each book.

SECOND AND THIRD GRADE FIRST COMMUNION FAITH MILESTONE – Our third and fourth grade families will meet for three consecutive Wednesday evenings to learn more about this sacrament that is so important to our faith.

Shine (formerly P.R.E.P.) – 2nd – 5th Grade

Wednesdays | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Register here for Shine

Our Shine program strives to help our youth develop and nurture positive relationships with God, peers and adults. This program helps them understand that they are awesome children of God with unique gifts to share.  We meet in two 8- week sessions.

Our evenings at Shine begin with energetic large group music gathering in the choir room from 5:30- 6. They join SOS youth for a  family-style meal in the gym from 6-6:35. After dinner, the youth break into grade level classes for bible discussion and fun from 6:40-7:30.

For more information about these programs or registration please contact Becky Howard at bhoward@gslcelca.org