Faith Formation Ministry
Faith Formation, sometimes referred to as Christian Education, is a core ministry for us at Christ Lutheran. We believe it is vitally important for every Christian to have a basic understanding of the Bible and of what it means to be a Christian. Our Faith Formation Ministry is designed to go beyond the traditional concept of “Sunday School”. It is intended to help believers of all ages in their exploration and development of their faith, regardless of who they are and wherever they are in their faith journey. As such, baptism or membership in our Lutheran fellowship is not required nor expected to participate in any of our Faith Formation programs.
Join us each Sunday during the school year for our Faith Formation Hour from 9:15 to 10:15 AM. We have programs for disciples of all ages!
Please note: From July 7 through September 1, 2019 the Adult Faith Formation Hour will begin at 10:30 AM.
Our adult program concentrates on gaining better knowledge and understanding of the Bible and of our Christian faith. We also explore the works of Martin Luther and other theologians to understand the differences and simularities between Lutheranism and other expressions of the Christian faith.
The adult class also includes occasional guest speakers on topics that illustrate living our faith in our everyday lives as well as classes on specific Bible books, stories and concepts.
Beginning Christians is a program of subjects and activities designed for kids ages 4-11 and their parents to become familiar with Bible stories and the Christian faith.
Confirmation Class is a study of the basic tenets of the Lutheran Faith including the Ten Commandments, Apostle’s Creed and the Lord’s Prayer. Designed for youth ages 12-14, but open to any who wish to participate.
Post Confirmation classes designed for high schoolers and young adults. A variety of topics centered on how your faith can help you deal constructively with life challenges in contemporary society.
Other Opportunities for Learning and Fellowship
Trinity Gathering Bible Study at 10:30 AM on the second Thursday of the month. Followed by lunch and fellowship.
”Off-Topic” mid-week Bible Study. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. An informal discussion focusing on current events in light of the gospel readings for the week. Please Note: The Off Topic group will not meet during the summer.
ACTS classes (Ambassadors Community for Theological Study). Advanced Bible study through the Virginia Synod, ELCA. Join participants from across the Virginia Synod for an in-depth study of important theology topics such as the Old and New Testaments and the Lutheran Confessions (Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism). There are two sessions each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. There are no pre-requisites for these courses, but advanced registration is required. Details will be available on this website as information becomes available.
Fall 2019 session will be on Biblical Models of Leadership.
New Member and First Communion classes as announced. Please contact the church office to schedule with the Pastor.
Bible and Brew. Opportunity for Christian fellowship for those over 21. Locations vary. Bi-weekly on Tuesdays at 6 PM. Details posted on the web calendar as information becomes available.