Faith Connections (Christian Education)

What is Faith Connections?

Faith Connections is an hour on Sunday Mornings (9:15-10:15 a.m.) to make connections with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

FAITH CONNECTIONS ARE ABOUT:

  • Relationships
  • Fellowship
  • Refreshments
  • Growing in faith
  • Welcoming newcomers and inviting them into conversation
  • Discovering how God is at work in our lives

FAITH CONNECTIONS WELCOMES ALL AGES

Faith Connections is our Sunday morning learning time for all ages, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. Stay after the 8:00 a.m. worship service, or come before the 10:30 a.m. service, for Christian growth and learning. Faith Connections is an invitation to come and talk with your brothers and sisters in Christ, enjoy coffee and refreshments, and deepen your relationship with Jesus. The mission of Faith Connections is: Building and sustaining our faith community one relationship at a time.

We offer coffee and treats every week at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Visit with your church family, welcome visitors, and enjoy catching up with each other. Then the learning groups begin. We encourage consistent attendance for all ages at Faith Connections, but if your schedule doesn’t allow that, all of the groups are open to you to attend whenever you are able. There is always an open seat for you!

Something for everyone

Monthly Faith Connections Congregational Gathering

In order to gather as a whole church, monthly we will meet to have brunch, learn, and celebrate together.  Age based small groups do not meet on those days. These monthly gathering are designed for all ages of the congregation to GROW IN FAITH TOGETHER.

Faith Connections Kids groups are divided into age/grade groups.

3 years old – Kindergarten meet Renee Ziegler and Katrina Cousin.

Everything we teach our preschoolers is based on one of three simple, but powerful, truths. God Made Me, God Loves Me, Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever. The entire program is constructed to incite wonder in a preschooler/kindergartner and meet them where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, they are building their spiritual foundation.

1st Grade – 3rd Grade meet with Donna Hendricks and Rebecca Kalmbach

4th Grade – 6th Grade meet with Ted Hendricks and Judy Runkle

The program for our 1st to 6th graders is based on one of the three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52. I need to make the wise choice, I can trust God no matter what, and I should treat others the way I want to be treated.  The program is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus, Build stronger relationships, and Develop a deeper faith.

Confirmation Preparation

This two-year program for 7th and 8th grade youth meets with Church Barb Rhodes and Claire O’Neal.  The Confirmation class prepares youth for re-affirmation of their baptism and becoming full members of the church.  For more information see: Confirmation

Post-Confirmation/High School

Bible-based, culturally relevant, and personally challenging the post-confirmation group for youth in 9th to 12th grade meet to discuss a variety of topics that relate to the weekly lessons or to relevant happenings in the local community.  This group helps youth understand how to meet with God face-to-face. They learn how to experience God actively, firsthand–in a way that relates to their lifestyle and how they communicate. They discuss the messages of the Bible and how it relates spiritual truths to the world around them.

Adult Education and Bible Study

This group will meet with various faith, worship, community, and topical leaders for discussion on various topics related to the Bible, faith, and life throughout the year. We hope you will come for the Adult Bible Study so you can learn from your brothers and sisters in Christ and offer your stories to encourage others.  Come when you can, but we hope that you come often.  For more information see: Adult Forum and Bible Study

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