Welcome to the Children’s Ministry Team! St. John’s Lutheran Church (SJLC) could not exist without the many people who give of their time in service to God and He has placed each of you here in children’s ministry with the potential to change lives! We are thrilled you are joining us to help families grow closer to Jesus.
The contribution you will make is crucial to the mission of our church. You can play an instrumental role in kids and parents finding their way to God. God is honored by your commitment and we’re confident He’s going to do an amazing work through you!
St. John’s exists to invite people into a deep meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another, and to be the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus in the world so that all will know they are loved. We see St. John’s filled with diverse people living relevant lives expressed by their vital faith and compassionate acts of love. The Children’s Ministry mirrors this vision and opens our doors and hearts to all children. You can feel comfortable bringing your children to this safe loving environment and allowing them to build relationships with one another and with our Savior, Jesus Christ. All of our lessons are age appropriate and filled with fun and meaningful messages of hope and love.
Our values describe and prescribe qualities we want to create in our community as we live into our mission and vision.
- We are a church centered on Jesus and centered on scripture
- Our lives are based on pursuing a healthy, vital today so we may thrive tomorrow
- Our lives are shaped in the authentic Christian community as a necessary context in which spiritual growth can occur.
- We choose to believe the best about others
- Our faith is expressed through action as empowered by the Holy Spirit to express God’s love compassion and justice in our world.
- We live as the hand's feet and heart of Jesus
- We reflect the diversity of God’s family that surrounds us, appreciating all God’s people in joy SJLC holds these values not as a set of rules, but a standard to which we have been called
Children’s Ministry is a place where children can get excited about Jesus Christ – a place where children have so much fun learning how awesome God is, that they don’t want to miss a single week! Our mission is to bring children closer to Jesus.
The two greatest commandments given by our Lord Jesus are to love God with all that we are and to love others as He loves us. Our curriculum will always be designed to give our children an understanding of the flow of Bible events, so they are able to know God and recognize how He has worked throughout history to restore a loving and right relationship with his people.
Come and see us or for further information contact the Church Office at 925.757.3070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday School for ages 3 to 10 is offered every Sunday morning beginning at 10:00 a.m. Meet in the Fellowship Hall for an interactive, exciting opportunity for children to learn about the love of Jesus. We offer a clean, safe, loving environment for children. Parents can have peace of mind that their children will be cared for while they enjoy their friends and grow their faith. Activities for children are coordinated by a staff of incredible volunteers and a leadership team who want to know each child personally – building a relationship that helps reinforce faith and truth in a Savior who loves them. Parents are welcome to stay or spend time in fellowship or worship.
Dig in @ Home
1st Quarter 2018
Lesson-1 Jesus Meets Zacchaeus
Lesson-2 Jesus' Triumphant Entry
Lesson-3 The Poor Widow's Offering
Lesson-4 The Plot to Kill Jesus
Lesson-5 Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
Lesson-6 Jesus Is Betrayed and Arrested
Lesson-7 Jesus Is Put on Trial
Lesson-8 Jesus Is Crucified
Lesson-9 Jesus Rises From the Dead
Lesson-10 The Road to Emmaus
Lesson-11 Jesus Appears to Disciples
Lesson-12 Jesus Talks With Peter
Lesson-13 The Great Commission
Last Quarter 2017
Lesson-1 Jesus Feeds Five Thousand
Lesson-2 Disciples argue about who will be the greatest
Lesson-3 Jesus Forgives a Woman Caught in Adultery
Lesson-4 Jesus Visits Mary and Martha
Lesson-5 Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman
Lesson-6-Jesus Heals a Blind Man
Lesson-7 Jesus Claims to be God's Son
Lesson-8-Parables of the Lost Sheep and Lost Coin
Lesson-9-Parable of the Prodigal Son
Lesson-10-Jesus Raises Lazarus from the dead
Lesson-11-Jesus Heals 10 Men of Leprosy
Lesson-12-Jesus Blesses the Children
Lesson-13-Jesus Heals Blind Men
We also offer a nursery for our younger children during our 10:00 a.m. Contemporary Praise & Worship (Family) Service. The nursery opens at 9:40 a.m. and is managed by a team of volunteers who love working with infants and toddlers. With the same care and support as our Sunday School our nursery offers a clean, safe, loving environment for children right outside our worship center. Parents are welcome to stay in the nursery or enjoy time in fellowship or worship.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School is a yearly event that takes place in the summer months. For more information on Vacation Bible School, please see our events page.
All volunteers, leadership and assistants are screened to provide comfort for parents. If you would like more information on the steps we take to ensure the safety and care of your child, please reach out to the church office and ask to speak to the Council Ministry leader, Audra Goldstein.
Parenting Christian Kids Newsletter
Thank you for teaching your children to Treasure Jesus. To help you to nurture your children in this way, we offer our Parenting Christian Kids newsletter. This newsletter includes insights, ideas and information for parents to explore what matters most in life and in faith. The newsletter will also offer reviews of new books, movies, apps and other forms of entertainment popular with children today. We hope you enjoy the newsletter. Please let us know if we can provide any assistance or you would like to learn more about our Children’s Ministry.
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For further information on this ministry, please call the church office and ask to speak to Council Ministry Leader, Sherrie Downie.For further information on this ministry, please call the church office and ask to speak to Children’s Ministry Director, Eileene Blue or Council Ministry leader, Audra Goldstein.