Kids love it at Faith Lutheran because they’re highly loved and valued by our staff and volunteers. The nursery is well-equipped and led by loving caregivers. Preschoolers and elementary-age kids have a blast learning about Jesus in a kid-friendly environment. And students take part in different activities and do all kinds of fun stuff.

 

 

Click the tabs below to learn more about our kids and youth ministries:

 

 

Kids

 

 

Kids

We have fun. We learn about Jesus. We get to know each other. We always keep in mind that the church is here to help parents, not replace them. Your kids are going to love it at Faith Lutheran Church, and Faith Lutheran Church is going to love your kids.

 

 

Our Mission

FLC Kids Ministry exists to gather kids into age-appropriate community and equip parents so that kids can come to know Jesus and serve others the way God shaped them to bring glory to God. Another huge priority for us is fun. We pour ourselves into the task of creating experiences and teaching lessons your child will talk about on the ride home.

 

 

 

Child Safety

Our first and highest priority is every child’s safety.

– Every volunteer submits to a thorough background check.

– We train and orient volunteers about safety and security protocols.

 

 

 

 

What We Offer

At Faith Lutheran Church, our goal is to work alongside parents to help instruct your children in matters of faith. Our curriculum has interactive lessons that include Bible verses, fun songs, games, and crafts. Our volunteer Sunday school teachers strive to show children how special they are, that God loves them, and that He has a special plan for their lives.

 

 

 

Nursery (Age 0 – 5 years)

Every Sunday during 8 am service & 10:30 am service

Main level across the hall from the office

 

We are committed to providing a fun, safe, and secure environment for your children. If parents want to attend Adult Sunday School, we have nursery staff on site during this time as well.

 

 

Sunday School

Every Sunday at 9:15 am (September – May) & 9:00 am (June – August)

Different rooms (see below)

 

3-5 Years Old: Room B-5 in the basement

1st & 2nd Graders:Room B-2 in the basement

3rd & 4th Graders:Big Room in the basement

5th & 6th Graders (FLY 56): Room B-1 

 

 

FLY 56 – 5th & 6th Grade

First Sunday of every month (September – May)

Meets at tba

 

FLY 56 is our 5th and 6th grade youth group where our youth can fellowship and create friendships within our Church as well as bring their friends to events. FLY 56 allows the kids to develop independent relationships within the church community and help them feel that Faith Lutheran is their church, rather than just a place they have to go to with their parents.

 

We want to provide preteens an opportunity to develop relationships with those who can encourage them spiritually and point them towards God.

 

 

If you’re interested in more info or would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Shannon Fielding

 

 

 

Middle School

 

 

Middle School

 

Confirmation Class 

Sunday Mornings @ Faith Lutheran 9:30 – 10:30 AM 

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is the Affirmation of Baptism, which is a much more descriptive name for what we’re doing. Basically, it’s an opportunity for people to affirm for themselves the promises that their parents, sponsors and congregation made for them at their baptism. At baptism, parents make this promise: “…to live with them among God’s faithful people, bring them to the word of God and the holy supper, teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Ten Commandments, place in their hands the holy Scriptures, and nurture them in faith and prayer, so that your children may learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for others and the world God made, and work for justice and peace.”…in a nutshell, we are asking youth to affirm the promises made at baptism, the same promises families made in having their child baptized. Although we mark this as a one time event, Affirmation of Baptism is something we should do on a regular basis, Luther would argue everyday.

 

Through the Confirmation Ministry youth will explore some themes throughout their 2 years. Everything from the Bible and creed to the tough questions of faith. Exploration of faith is our focus, which leads to knowledge and understanding. Our Confirmation teachings will focus on involvement and understanding through experiences and activities. There is also an opportunity for all of our youth to engage in a Mentor Ministry during the season of Lent.

In the summer of the 8th grade year, youth will participate in the Confirmation Worship (Affirmation of Baptism Worship).

 

You can find all of this information in our confirmation orientation. While we do have a list of “things to do” during the Confirmation Ministry year, we would like all families to know we will work with you to give your youth the best possible experience in faith formation we can. (If there are any concerns regarding this please contact Pastor Ebassa.)

 

While confirmation is a time-honored rite of passage in our Lutheran tradition, we tend to treat confirmation like the finish line when it is really more like the starting gate.

If you are interested in learning more about our Confirmation Ministry, please email Pastor Ebassa. He can also be reached via the church office 303-688-3476.

 

Sunday School 

Sunday Mornings @ Faith Lutheran 9:30 – 10:30 AM 

Our Sunday School Class for Middle School students operates on weeks when our Confirmation Class is not meeting. This class focuses on working through a book of the Bible slowly and helping students understand the meaning of the texts they are reading. Our Sunday school classes are lighthearted and often involve a fair amount of laughter. 

 

 

Community Night 

Wednesday’s 6:00 – 7:30 

Community Nights are an event for young people, middle school aged and older. Each week we have a different theme ranging from ‘Olmpics’ to ‘Spoons’ and play games based around this theme. We spend the first-hour playing games and the last half hour catching up about our weeks and having a conversation about faith.

 

 

Retreats! 

Dates in Fall and Spring

We have fall and spring retreats for our middle school students. These retreats are great opportunities for students to solidify relationships and have intensive discussions about our confirmation materials from Sunday mornings. The tradition is to spend a night at YMCA of the Rockies either in Estes Park or Winter Park, both are great facilities with lots of activities. These weekends go quick and energy levels are high, but every year we see some amazing growth in students from a short weekend away. 

 

 

High School

 

 

High School

Our High School Ministry is growing along with our students. We focus on providing opportunities for students to learn in the context of community and work to provide an array of programming that will connect with any student. We have built strong traditions that our students are proud of, but each year the group continues to create new traditions and memories. 

 

One of our common expressions is that students come to church to learn how to live. As high school students begin transitioning into adulthood, they are often filled with questions, and we provide space for conversations and development. How can I live a life of purpose? What can God help me learn about myself? What does it mean to follow Jesus today? 

 

We welcome, accept, and celebrate students wherever they are in their faith journey. In the Gospels, Jesus does not immediately tell people what they need to believe, but simply invites them to ‘follow him’, knowing that they will learn along the way. For our students, we invite them to follow in Jesus’ footsteps by going and serving others. We hope and pray that just as Jesus’ disciples, they will learn by following. 

 

The early church in Acts models the simple joy of ‘being’ together in community. We focus on providing three pillars to create community; eating together, praying together, and celebrating together.  Community takes time and investment, but we find that these elements create a strong foundation. We hope you will join us for an event or meal sometime. 

 

 

FLY 

Sundays @ Faith Lutheran 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM 

Our Sunday night youth group meetings are affectionately referred to as FLY,  an acronym for Faith Lutheran Youth. This is one of our weekly events that serves as a foundation for many of our students, it is also a great first event to try out at the youth program. We play games, share a meal, and have a discussion about faith. We hope you will build your weekly routine around being at church on Sunday Nights. 

 

 

Community Night 

Wednesday’s @ Faith Lutheran 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Community Nights are an event for young people, middle school aged and older. Each week we have a different theme ranging from ‘Olmpics’ to ‘Spoons’ and play games based around this theme. We spend the first-hour playing games and the last half hour catching up about our weeks and having a conversation about faith.

 

 

Small Groups 

Various Times and Locations 

We offer several different small groups for our high school students. Many of our graduates list their small group as being one of the most influential portions of their time at church. Small groups provide the opportunity to go deeper with members of your community and also spend a prolonged period of time talking about a topic. We ask that people are committed to their small groups and prioritize them. So, if you decide to be a member of a small group, please take this commitment seriously. 

 

 

Service Opportunities 

Various Times and Locations 

Serving as a group is one of the cornerstone pieces of our community. We focusing on serving both in our immediate community, as well as serving in our broader context. We divide our service programming into what we refer to as ‘NEAR’ which are organizations we can visit in a day and ‘FAR’ that are organizations and groups that require traveling to visit. 

 

Throughout the year we focus on offering NEAR service opportunities once per month and we offer a five-day long, NEAR service trip over the summer. We have several groups and organizations that we routinely visit, but we will also work to provide students with new opportunities every year. 

 

Each summer our group holds our Summer FAR service trip, which typically happens in July. We focus on going to a new context and serving as a way of both being a blessing and learning in a new context. Our students will regularly refer to the FAR trip as a life-changing experience. Each and every year, it is incredible to see the ways that students encounter God and leave changed. In recent years we have served in Seattle and New Orleans. For the summer of 2019, our group is heading to Puerto Rico. 

 

 

Special Events 

Various Times and Locations 

We have special events around once per month. The ideas for these events typically come from our students and range from indoor rock climbing to laser tag. 

 

 

Retreats 

October and April 

We offer Fall and Spring retreats each year. These retreats are incredible opportunities to take a break from the busyness of everyday life and get away for a weekend. Each retreat we focus on a different theme for the weekend and use that to guide our discussions. On a recent retreat, our theme was “All Will Be Well” and we focused on trusting that God will care for us in times of trial. 

 

 

OUT Program 

Various Times and Locations 

With the Rocky Mountains out our backdoor, we provide students opportunities to get outside and learn about God in creation. Throughout the year we will have a number of events and each summer we take our students on a summer backpacking trip. These trips are physically challenging, but accessible to all of our students. Spending a few days walking, thinking, and praying can bring an incredible amount of clarity. Join us and see why these trips are so popular with our youth. 

 

 

Events

Bible Verse

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

 

Upcoming Events Sunday School Ministry

 

Join us for our Back to School Bash at the Aurora Reservoir on August 11th after church!

Let’s kick off the new school year with good food, fun and fellowship!

Please contact Gretchen Lozano (glozano@faithcrco.org) for more information!

 

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