Faith Stepping Stones
Baptism is a beginning. It’s a commitment to a life of faith spent learning who God has created us to be and how to live with our sisters and brothers as God’s children. The Faith Stepping Stone ministry helps parents fulfill the promises they made to nurture faith in their children, helps kids joyfully discover their identities as children of God, and helps all adults grow in understanding of their baptismal vocation.
During the Sunday School year, each grade level (starting with age 2) makes a deep dive on a topic named in the baptismal promises. Some have an intergenerational format, in which parents participate alongside their children. Some are accompanied by an adult class which approaches the same topic from a more sophisticated perspective, giving parents and any adults who wish to participate a chance to delve into their own foundations of faith. Growing in your own faith is the most powerful way to nurture faith in your kids!
Each class includes a special blessing in worship which acknowledges the growth and learning that have taken place and engages the whole congregation in supporting the faith of the participants.
Adult Faith Stepping Stones classes are designed to parallel the children’s classes and are offered the same weeks as the Faith Stepping Stone is offered for their children. However, everyone is encouraged to attend the adult classes to learn more about what Lutherans believe about each topic.
- Apostles’ Creed
- A three-week class on the Apostles’ Creed looks at how we understand the Apostles’ Creed and confess what we believe. Does the Apostles’ Creed reflect what you believe? How does what you believe effect how you live?
- The Ten Commandments
- A two-week class on the Ten Commandments that looks at how the Ten Commandments were first understood, how Jesus understood them, and how we might understand them today.
- The Lord’s Prayer
- A three-week class on the Lord’s Prayer is for all who would like to learn more about prayer. The class will explore the meaning of The Lord’s Prayer as well as look at ways to incorporate prayer as part of our daily life.
- This class will look at how we live out our baptism every day and ask the questions about how are we different because we are baptized.