Proverbs 22:6 says to "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." We believe that by presenting the Word of God to children in an exciting way and leading them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that we can train a generation in the way it should go.
We also believe that teaching children about ministry is not enough. By involving them in service to others in ways that they enjoy, they see that Jesus can use them and that they are important to Christ--now! Children are not only the church of tomorrow, they are very much the church of today!
Babies are special at LUMC. The nursery is open during worship services and Sunday School, as well as most church events. It is staffed by loving and caring workers.
Our 2's & 3's Sunday School class is a time of fun and hands-on exploration. Sunbeam Service, our toddler worship service,
happens during both adult worship services and it features Bible stories, singing, movement activities and instruction of God's Word by caring teachers.
"The Road" is a Workshop Rotation Sunday School. In a rotational learning setting, the same Bible story or theme is taught for several weeks. Each week, learners rotate to a different station. The story remains the same, but children encounter it in different ways in each station. Repetition is very important, the more ways children explore a story or concept, the more it is reinforced in their memories. The variety of experiences keeps interest high throughout the unit.
"The Road" is comprised of six themed rooms:
Jericho Falls - Storytelling, Puppets and Drama
Marketplace - Art, Cooking, and Science
Studio 7 - Recording News Reports and Talk Shows
Cyberworld.God - Computer Lab
Jammin' Jungle - Music, Movement, & Video
Boardwalk - Games & Bible Skills
Children are dismissed from each worship service to go to their own age-appropriate service. These services for Grades K-6, paralell the adult services in many ways. They feature praise & worship, prayer time, offerings, object lessons, and illustrated sermons that teach the Word of God. Our services stay exciting for the children by including skits, science, games, crafts, and a multi-media experience to get kids on the move for God. We are blessed to have dedicated adults to lead kids by their example.