Faith Stepping Stones

There are times when your child “steps” from one developmental stage to the next. As they step forward physically, mentally, emotionally and educationally, our goal is that they step forward spiritually as well.

Each Faith Stepping Stone includes four elements:

Naming: We identify and recognize the event to give it holy significance.   
Equipping: Adults and children (as they are able) learn stories, skills and habits that encourage growth in faith appropriate to the event.
Celebrating: In worship, community and at home through liturgy and time together, the congregation recognizes the new faith stage.
Gifting: The child receives a tangible symbol of the event as a reminder
of its holy significance.

Faith Stepping Stones

Into God’s Family
Baptism Orientation for parents. Contact KoG Main Office to schedule.

Into Education  September 
2 year old children, beginning Sunday School, will receive a Beginner's Bible to take home and read together with their family.    

Into Worship  August  
Children entering 1st grade will explore worship from an age appropriate perspective.  The children will receive an Into Worship Lanyard and be recognized during worship.

Into Communion  January
Communion Education is for 2nd graders and older. Children will explore communion as instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper and the meaning of communion from a Lutheran perspective. Three workshops followed by a First Communion Celebration Breakfast. Children and their family will receive communion first at the 11:00 worship service.  Children will decorate a white stole keepsake. Look for the Celebration RSVP in January.

Into the Bible  October

Two workshops for 3rd graders and older on how to navigate through the Bible. Children are presented with an Adventure Bible and decorate a Bible cover. 

Into Confirmation  September  
Youth entering 6th Grade will begin confirmation classes. Youth will receive a Lutheran Study Bible at their preferred worship service.

Out in Faith  October 
Youth will celebrate their Confirmation on Reformation Sunday. 

Into the World Mother’s Day
Sr. Year Graduation/Flanket Ceremony