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Childrens' Faith Formation

Children’s Faith Formation at Trinity follows a scope and sequence ministry plan informed by common developmental characteristics of children and the recommendations by the Trinity Faith and Family 2020 Team.  (see recommendations below)  

Between October and April, we offer weekly sessions for Pre K – Grade 2 (Sunday mornings, 9-10am) and 3rd – 5th Grade (Wednesday evenings, 6:15-7:30pm).  More details about these ministry curriculums, calendars and other faith forming opportunities for children can be found on the following pages.

Recommendations within our “Matters” Statements:

FAITH MATTERS:

  • Share stories of Christian faith and future hope
  • Honor telling and listening
  • Worship welcoming, representative and inclusive of all ages
  • Equip and train “leaders”
  • Model and walk alongside families to demonstrate living a life of Christian faith

 

CONNECTING GENERATIONS MATTERS:

  • ”One table” focus for all generations
  • Ages embedded in all experiences
  • Mentorship/Reverse Mentorship opportunities provided


PARENTS MATTER:

  • Accent and name parents as faith leaders
  • Increase hospitality and engagement with new parents (Baptism/New Baby/ Child)
  • Equip parents with education, guidance, instruction and resources for nurturing faith at home for all stages of parenting


IMPACT ADULTS MATTER:

  • Name their importance
  • Train and equip adults
  • Emphasize a shared/divided responsibility and return


OUTWARD, MISSIONAL EXPRESSION MATTERS:

  • Invite and weave together all ages in mission experiences
  • Give more than we receive
  • Emphasize strengths-based leadership development across ages that incorporates a scripture-based, Christian purpose


CONTENT MATTERS:

  • Equip adults to be comfortable, confident and articulate as faith leaders
  • Biblical Literacy
  • Faith practices
  • Exploration embedded
  • Attend to the meaning of prayer in our daily lives
  • Provide instruction for Christian identity/Lutheran identity