Sunday School

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The Sunday School Program is a Christ-centered program. Our curriculum used is about Jesus and each week children will hear the Word of God. Our program goal is to tie His Word into their daily lives, teach of God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus Christ, and grow in faith. Our teachers work in traditional classroom settings for all ages 4K – 5th /6th Grade. Together they open up the Bible, relate and refer to the Small Catechism, and learn the traditions of the Lutheran Church by helping the in services, the Pastors, and the church community.

Our teachers are faith-driven Christians who graciously share their time and talents with all the children. Without them our program could not exist as it does today. Many of our teachers have found this experience to be extremely rewarding beyond words. Children have a way of teaching us… even though we are supposed be the ones teaching them. We welcome all those who are interested in teaching or serving the Lord in this most wonderful way.

The ease of our curriculum, the flexible lesson layouts and easy-to-use materials along with online support makes Growing in Christ perfect for our teachers. Children are sent home with the story & lesson taught each week. We encourage and welcome parent participation in all classes.  Our classes take place during the 9:15 am service; children are dismissed for Sunday School after the children’s message. Our class schedule consists of:

  • Welcome time & Prayer time
  • Reading of the week’s Scripture verse and Bible story
  • Getting to the heart of the Bible teachings and engage students with age-appropriate discussions
  • Games, crafts, etc that reflect or relate to the weeks story
  • Review basic teachings – Lord’s Prayer, 10 Commandments, Books of the Bible, etc.
  • Close with prayer

Commitment & Responsibilities:

There are expectations on all people; students, teachers and parents. Although there are security rules that must be adhere to, we like to keep things simple:

Parent Commitment:

  • To participate in your child(ren)’s Christian Education
  • To bring your child(ren) to Sunday School every week so that they may hear the Word of God, learn the stories of the Bible, and grow in faith.
  • Help them in studies & memorizations

Student Commitment:

  • To attend class every week with open hearts, show respect to fellow classmates and teachers
  • Learn the memorizations

Teachers Commitment:

  • To teach the Lutheran Christian Faith, show respect & compassion to all students, parents and all community members, to follow the policies & procedures set by OSLC

OSLC Responsibilities:

  • To provide a Christian environment for teaching, to provide safe classrooms, to provide policies & procedures for all staff

Current Curriculum:

Each week students of all age levels will study the same Bible story.  Families with multiple kids can then share the lesson and grow in faith together as individuals and families.

 


4 K – Pre-School – Kindergarten

Our starting age is 4 years old as of Sept. 1st
They must be fully trained to use bathroom facilities
One (1) parent/guardian must be in the church and/or facilities while child attends class due to this age level.

Memorization:

The Lord’s Prayer

Teacher/Helper Needs

Number of Teachers – adults = 2 minimum
Number of Helpers – students = 2 minimum 
 
 

1st & 2nd Grades

These two grade levels share the same curriculum level and the study guides will be the same.

At the end of year 2nd Graders will receive a Student Faith Alive Study Bible. This is for their continuing Christian education as they move forward Growing in Christ. This book will be used throughout the remaining years of Sunday School & Confirmation.

Memorization:

The Lord’s Prayer
1st Grade: Ten Commandments: 1-5
2nd Grade: Ten Commandments: 1-10
 

Teacher / Helper Needs

Number of Teachers – adults = 1 minimum
Number of Helpers – students = 1 minimum

 


3rd & 4th Grades

These two grade levels share the same curriculum level and the study guides will be the same.

At the end of year 3rd Graders will receive a Luther’s Small Catechism. This is for their continuing Christian education as they move forward Growing in Christ. This book will be used throughout the remaining years of Sunday School & Confirmation.

 Memorization:

The Lord’s Prayer
3rd Grade: Ten Commandments: 1-10
4th Grade: Apostles’ Creed

Teacher/Helper Needs

Number of Teachers – adults = 1 minimum
Number of Helpers – students = 1 minimum


5th & 6th Grades

These two grade levels study a custom designed program. This program was developed specifically for grade/age levels.  It is based from the book called “A Bible History”. It includes Old and New Testament Bible stories along with stories of the early church.  Each grade is give different chapters to study over the year. The group has open age-appropriate discussion about the chapter, relates to life today, and what lessons learned.

Memorization:

The Lord’s Prayer
Ten Commandments
Apostles’ Creed
Books of Bible: Old Testament & New Testament

 Teacher/Helper Needs

Number of Teachers – adults = 1 minimum
 
 

7th and 8th Grade

These youth participate in the Wednesday Evening Confirmation Program with the Pastors.