Let the children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
Educational Ministries reach, teach, and nurture all of God’s people as we equip them to be disciples of Christ for the Glory of God.
What Lutherans Believe about Christian Education
Lutherans believe that Christian Education:
--Guides and supports the whole people of God through a lifelong process of forming faith in Jesus Christ;
--Equips believers to proclaim God’s grace revealed in Jesus Christ for all people;
--Helps individuals to live faithfully in relationships with God, one another and all of creation;
--Is rooted in Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions that have shaped our faith and continue to be passed from generation to generation.
What Lutherans Believe about the Bible
--The words of the Bible point us to the Word incarnate, Jesus Christ.
--When we read the Bible, we do more than learn about God—we meet God!
--God has given us the Bible: Psalm 119:105; Luke 11:28, Romans 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:15
--The Bible alone is the only rule and guiding principle according to which all teachings and teachers are to be evaluated and judged.
--God speaks to us through the Bible so that we may believe in Jesus Christ as Lord.
It all Began at Baptism
By the waters of Holy Baptism we are claimed as God’s own and brought into a new community.
Parents have been given the privilege of primary care for God’s gift of their children. In Baptism parents agree to teach and model for their children a faith based on Scripture, the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, worship attendance, and to provide for their instruction in the Christian faith.
Teachers in our ministry of Christian Education partner with parents to nurture an increase in understanding God’s boundless love, acceptance and forgiveness in Jesus Christ.