Christian Education for Children at St. John's

From September through May, Sunday School begins with our all-ages Gathering Time in the Parish Hall at 9:00 AM: music, prayer, breakfast fare, and an intergenerational lesson. At 9:15, kids go to the Undercroft for their classes.

 

Christian Education preview: 9:00 a.m. on September 8. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. on September 15

 

Godly Play

GodlyPlayGodly Play is an approach to Christian formation that enables children to experience the presence of a loving God and discover how to speak the language of their biblical faith. The goal is to teach children the art of using religious language; parable, sacred story, silence, and liturgical action to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence around them and in their lives.

Three-year-olds through Kindergarten meet in the Blue Room.

 

Bible Basics

Bible_youth_handsOur Lower Elementary (first through third grades), Upper Elementary (fourth and fifth Grades) and High School (ninth through twelfth Grades) focus on Bible study basics.

This year in Sunday School, these three classes will use David C. Cook’s most widely used curriculum, Bible-in-Life. Bible-in-Life provides our youth with a Sunday school experience that deepens their Bible study skills and Scripture knowledge. Expanding on students’ foundation of faith gained in childhood, this class will offer real-life application and supports our youth’s perspective of the world and how they fit in. No matter where students are in their walk with Jesus, Bible-in-Life communicates the gospel with life-changing clarity and motivates them toward life application. When the Bible is in your life, God’s Word transforms your
heart and mind.

First Grade through Third Grade meet in the Purple Room.

Fourth and Fifth Grades meet in the Green Room.

High School (9-12 Grades) meets in the Youth Room.

 

Confirmation Preparation

Confirm3Jeanne Webber and trained lay leaders will lead the Middle School class, focusing on those who are preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. (The class will also accommodate High Schoolers who have not been confirmed.)

The class requires a year-long commitment and focuses on learning more about our faith, as expressed in the Anglican tradition. Areas of emphasis: basics of the Christianity, the Bible, the sacraments, and discipleship. The Bishop visits to confirm after Easter each spring. 

For more information about Christian Education at St. John’s, please contact Jeanne Webber at 214-321-6451 x444 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .