Children, Youth & Family Ministry

King of Glory Lutheran Church
Children, Youth & Family Ministry

To support our families in passing on the faith to their children; our committed families drive our ministry to our children, youth and families.

Knowing that parents are the primary faith mentors in a child’s life, we encourage all parents to become involved in our youth and children’s ministry programs.

Sunday School for children meets during the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service on Sunday mornings from mid-September through May. Members share their gifts and time to organize, lead, and teach in the Sunday School program.

Vacation Bible School takes place every summer, usually during August. This is a huge volunteer undertaking and touches the lives of the children in our congregation and community. An army of volunteers are needed to teach classes, plan and operate the craft center, facilitate snacks, take pictures, operate sound equipment and organize games.

First Communion Preparation takes place in the fall to prepare our children entering first grade to participate regularly in our celebration of Holy Communion.

Confirmation classes take place on Wednesday evenings for youth in grades 6-8, with the Affirmation of Baptism service on the Pentecost Sunday of the 8th grade year.

Special Events take place throughout the year for our children and families. Examples are: Rally Sunday, Fall Festival and Special Christmas events.

Kindergarten-Grade 5 Youth have activities and events nearly every month. Parents meet once or twice a year to decide on the events and to distribute responsibilities for leadership.

Middle School Youth have the opportunity to participate in weekly Confirmation classes during the school year. Fellowship events and activities are offered monthly during the school year, through the leadership of the parents.

High School Youth have opportunities to participate in Bible study on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings during the school year. Youth and parents work together to plan fellowship events and other activities.

Youth Group Trip and Event Assistants are volunteers who help with transportation and/or serve as chaperones and ‘an extra set of eyes’. For youth trips, volunteers may be asked to lead small group discussions during study time and supervise a group of students for small group activities. While high school students are encouraged to assist with the youngest groups, volunteers for overnight events must be at least 21 years of age for Synod-sponsored events or be at least one year post high school for other events.

Protecting our children and volunteers, is important to us at King of Glory. To this end, all adults who work with children in any capacity are required to fill out an application, participate in an abuse prevention workshop, and pass a criminal background check.

Cherish Our Children is a program throughout the ELCA in which King of Glory participates. The focus of the program is the protection of our children from abuse and exploitation, through education, advocacy, and prayer. We have members assigned to pray for each one of our children, youth, and young adults through age 21. We pray by name for a handful of our kids on each Sunday morning, and we have educational events throughout the year for parents and children.

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