Faith Kids Ministry exists to:
- Assist and equip parents in keeping their baptismal promises
- Create a safe and positive church experience for children
- Give children a solid Biblical foundation through intentional teaching and modeling
- Provide children with an opportunity to discover and nurture their gifts
Below is information about some of our children’s ministries at Faith Lutheran.
2023 – 2024 School Year
Sunday School is offered to children 3 years old through 6th grade from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. We are using a curriculum written by our very own members who know the children and the ways they learn best. The children learn about the Bible passage for the week in their classrooms through fun and interactive games, stories, crafts, science, and snacks. Children start Sunday School off with Faith Rocks Worship where they will sing fun Christ-centered songs and hear about the days’ lesson.
B23 – This is a meeting during the educational hour from 9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. in the Nursery on the third Sunday of each month where parents and their little ones can come together for fellowship and learn how to incorporate their faith into the home to help their toddlers and babies grow in faith.
Nursery – a staffed nursery is available from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. This is wonderful for parents with babies and toddlers who want to attend a Digging Deeper class and have less distractions during the 10:10 a.m. worship services.
Faith Seeds – This is a time during worship services when children of all ages are invited to come forward for a lesson geared towards them. Parents are invited to come up with their children.
Sprouts – This is a time during the 10:10 a.m. Foundation service sermons (immediately following Faith Seeds) when children ages three-year-old through 1st grade, may join a leader for an age-appropriate lesson on the sermon text. Children will return to their parents shortly after the sermon ends. Volunteers are always needed!
Her is the link to sigh up to lead Sprouts: Sign Up to Lead Sprouts
Activity Bags – These are available for children to use during the services. They can be found at the front and back of the sanctuary and both the right and left entrances to the foundation.
Great Start – Let’s have a Great Start on your 2 hour late starts! Great Start is a morning ministry for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade during scheduled 2 hour late start days. The program runs from 7:45 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.. Parents will drop off their children at church and then the morning will be filled with breakfast and rotations of Bible story time, crafts, games, and snack, led by volunteers. A bus will pick up the students from church and dropped them off at Park, Tiger and West Elementary. Due to the possible demand of this program, we will have a maximum capacity of 45 students.
This ministry is to replace Faith Lutheran Church leading Release Time for the 2nd – 5th graders.Great Start Registration Link
56er’s is an after-school group for 5th and 6th graders on Wednesday. Children are invited to come to Faith once school is finished and enjoy games, fellowship, snacks, and lessons about God. A bus will drive the 6th graders over from the Middle School and the 5th graders can walk over from Park Elementary. All are welcome!
Please fill out a Connect card with emergency contact information: 56er’s Connect Card
Faith Family Fun The Children, Youth and Family Ministry team puts on events for families of all ages to join in fellowship with others. Upcoming events are: a pizza lunch and Operation Christmas Child box packng on Sunday, November 5 right after the 10:10 worship services and a Happy Birthday Jesus Party on Sunday, December 10 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. for babies through 5th grade. Parents can drop off their children and enjoy and evening out. Registration forthis event will come out later this fall.
2024 Summer Activities for Children
At VBS Scuba, children will dive into friendship with God where they will learn that God is a friend who’s real, He is a friend who loves, a friend we cna trust, and God is afriend forever! We will explore all of this through amazing Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks, and worship.
June 24 – 27 from 9 a.m. – noon at Faith Lutheran for children who have completed the first year of preschool through 4th grade. Cost is $15/ child ($40 family max.)
Faith is going to Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps this summer. This is for children who have completed 2nd – 6th grade. Tune in later this year for the week that Faith will be going and a registration link.
This popular program is for children who have completed 5th – 7th grade. Students will go on a three-day mini mission trip from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Each day students particpate in a service project and participate in a fun activity. Cost is $100/student, and this event has a limit of 40 students. Tune in later this year for dates and a registration link.
Want to experience camp but do not want to stay overnight for a full week? Sign up for Day Camp! Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps staff members will lead a fun week of worship, games, crafts, and Bible studies about our amazing Lord!
Tune in later this year for the dates of day camp which will run from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Christ the King for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade.
Children come to hang out, play games, eat snacks, and learn about God. Like 56er’s during the school year, all are welcome!
Wednesdays (June 12 – August 7) from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at Faith Lutheran for 5th – 7th grade students. Not meeting July 17.