Education

Education for Children

Zion Lutheran Church offers Sunday Morning Christian education for children aged four years through the completion of twelfth grade. The curriculum syllabus is as follows

Grades Pre-K –5 
Children in both the primary and intermediate level groups receive instruction using Augsburg Fortress’s Spark curriculum. Because this curriculum follows the church’s lectionary cycle, children first learn the day’s Bible lesson in Sunday School before hearing the lesson read during the church service. This helps children have a better understanding of the day’s lesson.

Grades 6–9 
Catechism classes are offered for those in sixth through eighth grades.  Augsburg’s Here We Stand curriculum is used to prepare this age group for confirmation.  There is a one year of study of the Old Testament followed by a year of study of the New Testament.  The third year is an intensive study of the Ten Commandments, the Creed, and the Lord’s Prayer.  Following three years of Catechism instruction, students are then ready to receive confirmation.

Grades 9–12
After confirmation, students join the high school class.  This group focuses on the study of how the teachings of Christianity impact our daily life and our dealings with others. Videos are often used as the springboard for discussion.

Education for Adults

Sunday Morning Education
Adult education is in the Chapman Room.  Facilitator: Eugene Ferg

 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Meeting from 10:30 a.m. to noon year-round, the Wednesday Morning Bible Study welcomes everyone for conversation and study in a relaxed atmosphere. Participants read the upcoming lectionary readings (i.e., Sunday readings) together and discuss how those reads affect persons in their daily lives. Zion’s pastors facilitate this study.
   Facilitator:  Pastor Jane