Children's Christian Formation
Children’s Christian Formation
Sundays, 10:00 am—10:45 am
Please note that promotion only occurs once a year in September. The class that your child is assigned to is determined by age as of September 1, 2012, and this will be the class in which your child will remain in until September 2013.
Little Lambs (age 2 by September 1, 2012):
Our young children learn about God's world through music, play, storytelling, and art activities. In this class, two year-olds explore basic, age-appropriate themes such as “God Made Me Special” and “All God's Children” providing a strong foundation for future religious learning. Little Lambs is open only during the 8:45 am worship service and the 10:00 am Christian Education hour.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Level I (3K, 4K, and 5K):
Atrium of the Good Shepherd -Room 208 and Atrium of the Light - Room 209
Discovering and deepening the child’s relationship with Jesus as the Good Shepherd is the primary focus of the level I atrium. The children will explore how we respond to the call of the Good Shepherd through liturgy and will study the Kingdom of God through scripture selected with the 3 to 5-year old child in mind.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – Level II (grades 1-3):
Atrium of the True Vine—Room 205 and Atrium of the Kingdom—Room 207
The second level of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is designed to help the child further his relationship with Christ by figuring out his own part of God’s plan. The child at this stage of development is very black and white and is developing his sense of right and wrong. The Atrium at this level offers Christ’s teachings as a way of exploring the child’s moral sense. The child is called to draw on the relationship he has built with Christ and allow it to grow and develop in this new way, leading the child to see his responsibilities in the Kingdom of God.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd – Level III (grades 4-6):
Atrium of the Mountaintop
The Mountaintop Atrium is designed for the child that is rooted in his relationship with Christ, has explored his responsibility in this relationship and wants to expand his understanding of the call of Christ. The child will continue to explore his place in the world, will look further to peoples of the world and the History of Salvation, and how we all fit in the Plan of God. We will examine stories from the Old Testament and think of what they mean to us today. The child in the level III atrium will also think about the origins of liturgy and how worship as we experience it today developed.