Describe the educational program/faith formation vision of your church.

It is our vision to engage every age group in programming that promotes Biblical literacy, spiritual maturity, and nurtures a deeper understanding of our relationship with God. Our Faith Formation programming is centered on the shared values of nurturing faith as a lifelong journey and engaging with Scripture. These roots sustain our efforts to live those values, to lead with love, embrace diversity, share joy, hope, and kindness, all while holding sacred God’s creation.

Since October 2019, Faith Formation programming for youth and adults has been assumed by Transitional Pastor Michelle McNamara with administrative assistance from temporary part-time staff. We have two new Co-Directors of Sunday School who have brought energy and excitement to our programing and dedicated lay volunteers have enriched our Sunday School and Confirmation programs. The Faith Formation Ministry has laid the groundwork for a program recovering from the loss of momentum due to the pandemic. 

We envision our new Minister of Faith Formation working toward building a cohesive program connecting the same theological framework across all age groups. Our current programming includes curricula for all ages and could be the basis for a reimagined Faith Formation journey.

  • Children from age 3 through grade 3 attend weekly classes utilizing Godly Play or Picture the Bible curriculum
  • Children in Grades 4, 5, and 6 attend a more discussion-based class utilizing Echo The Story.
  • We have an annual Vacation Bible School presented in a variety of formats. 
  • We have a two-year confirmation program for Grades 7 and 8. 
  • Our junior high and senior high youth groups have included weekly fellowship and mission projects.
  • Church Without Borders is an online adult Bible study averaging 90 participants per week.
  • Read Through the Bible is our latest in-person Bible Study focusing on each of the Biblical authors.