F.I.R.S.T. Ministry

F.I.R.S.T. Children's Ministry

Friendly, interesting, religious, and spiritual teachings for our youngest friends, infants through 5th grade. 

Sunday School resumes on September 24, 2017

Sunday School - Sundays at 9:00 during the school year

Children study Bible lessons and themes through play and activities using the Spark Sunday School curriculum by Sparkhouse (Augsburg Fortress). Classes meet in the Fellowship Hall 9:00-9:50 a.m. on Sundays during the school year (see calendar for exceptions). Children are grouped by age, and all teachers have completed appropriate child protection training and background checks. 

Faith Steppingstones

The Faith Stepping Stones are a series of courses celebrating the student's development at different stages of life. Each Stone concludes with a blessing service during worship. Most classes are designed for parents and children to attend together. If you are interested in attending any of these Faith Stepping Stones, please email Kyle Olson or call the office at 785.537.8532.

Stone 1: Birth and Baptism

Scheduled individually with pastor. Please contact the office to make arrangements.

Stone 2: Preschool

Offered at the beginning of the school year for children preparing to enter preschool. This is a class for parents; childcare is provided.

Stone 3: Kindergarten

Offered at the beginning of the school year for children preparing to enter Kindergarten. Both parents and children are invited to attend.

Stone 4: Bible

For all elementary-aged students. This is a series of 8 sessions designed to walk parents and children through the Bible and introduce reading Scriptures to a daily shared ritual of sharing highs and lows, prayers, and blessing. 

Stone 5: First Communion

Offered the last week of October for children (usually in 2nd-6th grade) who are ready to begin receiving Holy Communion. The classes cover the meaning of Holy Communion and the importance of forgiving and being forgiven. First Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday in November.

Stone 6: Surviving Adolescence

For parents and children entering confirmation classes. The purpose of this course is to help parents and youth develop a survival plan for adolescence that includes healthy communication skills. This course is scheduled to coincide with the beginning of each new class of confirmation students.