At Christ Lutheran Church, we realize that the church is not a building or a specific place. The church IS people and relationships and our faith formation does not just happen inside these walls, but also in our own homes and communities. We are here to help equip families to develop good faith practices at home.
Splash Class (Infant through 36 months)
All parents of infants are invited to this class to help with introduction of faith to their family. This group meets every 5-6 weeks and includes songs, fingerplays, prayers, and directed play to introduce little ones to the world around them and to God’s love in this world. It’s also a wonderful time for parents to enjoy meeting and interacting with other new parents.
Faith Growers (Ages 3 through Grade 4)
Through interactive arts activity, children learn the stories of the bible and how these stories impact our lives. Each Sunday, our kids visit two different classrooms and approaches to Christian Education: Art, Music, Science, Drama, Cooking, and Bible Skills and Games. Each of the designated learning areas are taught by a variety of adults from our congregation who may be a professional in their field of study or passionate about their subject.
Middle School (Grades 5-8)
The Middle School youth meet on Sundays during Education Hour and one evening a week with small groups in our confirmation ministry. At Christ Lutheran Church this interactive and family-oriented program is called Journey. Parents and other adults in our congregation are invited to join on Sunday mornings with these youth as we all continue our journey in our faith. In addition to our study time, we also have several social events, including bowling trips, pool parties, and lock-ins!
High School (Grades 9-12)
Our high school youth enjoy meeting every Sunday during the Education Hour, and also with several fun outings throughout the year (bowling, snow tubing, “kidnapping” the incoming class, and many more). The high schoolers are involved in service projects throughout the year, including baking pies for The Caring Center at Thanksgiving and going on a domestic mission trip. The youth are given the opportunity to attend an ELCA National Youth Gathering during their high school years.
During our Education Hour on Sunday mornings, adults are welcome to join in the lively discussions in our Adult Education Classes, covering topics that include the Bible, baptism, communion, the Holy Spirit, parables (stories) taught by Jesus, faith in everyday life, forgiveness, and how to understand and receive God’s grace.
Adults are also welcome to come to Journey (see above for more information).
Two Tuesdays a month, women in our congregation are invited to Women’s Bible Study at 11:30am. The coffee is always on!
Children and Youth Protection Policy
The intent and purpose the Children and Youth Protection Policy at Christ Lutheran Church is to protect all children and youth who participate in activities sponsored by our church, to ensure proper training of all paid and volunteer workers who work with minors and to establish a procedure for reporting any suspicions of child abuse or neglect to authorities in compliance with Indiana laws. Click here to view the Children and Youth Protection Policy in full.
Forms for Working with Children
Permission for Criminal History Check