Christian Education Ministry

From our nursery to Adult classes, our congregation and visitors have many ways to learn about God, the Bible and our faith. We offer Sunday School year-round, and provide a variety of opportunities to learn and share with each other.

Children’s Classes: Pre-K through 5th Grade

We have FUN in Sunday School! Bring your little ones to Sunday School to learn stories, verses, songs and more. Following the One Room Sunday School curriculum, we have three classes for Pre-K through 5th Graders:

  • Pre-K (4 years and up) and Kindergarteners
  • 1st and 2nd Graders
  • 3rd to 5th Grades

We have a professionally staffed Nursery for those little ones not yet at Sunday School age.  

Middle and High School Classes

Our 6th through 12th graders learn from the youth-inviting re:form Curriculum with DVD and Anti-Workbook series. This class is cool…come and see!

Youth Group

Middle and High School students also participate in the Youth Group. Meeting monthly, our Youth Group have bowling outings, bonfires, pizza and game night, and other fun events in the Youth Group Lounge.  The Youth Group hosts the egg hunt for the children at Easter, helps serve at various events throughout the year and assist with the Trunk or Treat event. Youth Group members participate in service projects in our community, including Love Lunches, Souper Bowl of Caring, Caroling, Gleaning and other service projects. 

Adult Classes

In addition to Bible Studies during the week, there are three options for Adult Sunday School classes at St. James:

  • Adult 1 Class with a traditional Bible Study and music in Room 127
  • Lutheran Men’s Class in learning about the weekly Gospel; Class meets in the Kitchen and breakfast is served! 
  • Pastor’s Class studies a variety of topics, including group book studies, comparative religion analysis and general Bible study

Come check these classes – there’s one just right for you!

Other Christian Education Events and Activities

  • Confirmation and first communion classes
  • New member/seeker classes
  • Rally Day kicks off our Sunday School year each September
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Reformation Day Activities
  • Christmas Play
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Backpack Buddies, helping to feed children in the community
  • VBS Donations for ELCA Good Gifts

Moving Forward

Christian Education continues to grow at St. James, as does our faith and understanding of the God and the Bible, which can result in changes for individuals searching for answers. Please pray for this ministry and consider participating whether as a student, a helper, a teacher or a committee member. We are always in need of Sunday School teachers, VBS volunteers, and extra hands for events. Contact the office if you are interested!