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Early Childhood Ministries

Trinity Children/Youth Ministry Scope & Sequence


Birth through 3 Years:

Our goal is to connect and begin relationships with families even before their first child is born. Our scope and sequence plan through age three includes Baptism Instruction and Baptism, activities during worship services, monthly emailed newsletters, and nursery services on Sunday mornings during the school year. 

In grateful response to God’s promise of new birth into a living hope through the sacrament of baptism, and our promise to “place into their hands the holy scriptures,” Trinity is excited to connect with all 2-year old children and their parents.  Age-appropriate Bibles will be distributed at this event as well as tips to help parents make Bible stories become alive for their children.  We will chat about everyday faith and life and ways Trinity can be a supportive partner.  Parents and children will have opportunity to get to know others in same stage of life.  Date/Time to be announced.

Likewise, an event for all 3-year old children and their parents will continue to keep us connected.  It is being developed this summer and details will be shared this fall.

Nursery

Sunday Mornings
For children ages six weeks through four years old. Children experience the love of Christ through tender care, joyful music, creative dance, meaningful stories and a child-choice play area.

Baptisms

Baptism is an important part of our life together at Trinity. Through baptism we are claimed as God’s beloved people and joined together in God’s mission to love the world.  As a Lutheran community of faith, we welcome infants, children and people of all ages to be baptized into the body of Christ.  We set aside a special time in worship on the second Sunday of each month and every Saturday evening to celebrate baptisms. Because baptism is a milestone that connects a person to the community of faith, we strongly encourage baptisms to be celebrated in worship.  However, in consultation with a pastor, it is also possible to schedule a baptism following the 10:30 a.m. worship service on most Sunday mornings. If you are interested in scheduling a baptism, please contact Jeannie Wendorf or the Church Office at 651-439-7400.


Lake Area Discovery Center at Trinity

LADC strives to support parents and children through a creative environment that promotes and teaches Christian values, honors diversity and fosters fellowship within the total community.

Goals:

  • To provide a safe and stimulating environment that nurtures the natural wonder in each child.
  • To create a setting that fosters the child's physical, social, emotional, cultural, spiritual and intellectual development.
  • To honor and respect the diversity within each child as well as all of God's creation.
  • To facilitate enjoyment of school and model a positive attitude toward learning which will allow children to face future experiences with skill and confidence.
  • To acknowledge the parent(s) as the first and most important teacher and to support them on their parenting journey.