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Sundays at 10:40 a.m.

The year 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses (“complaints”) on the church door in Wittenburg Germany, a moment that is often cited as the start of the reformation of the church. 

Over the centuries the Holy Spirit has been continually reforming the church. We feel that the Spirit is blowing at Good Shepherd and is calling us to reform how we form faith in our kids and parents. As we engage with the leading of the Spirit we are planning some BIG reforms to our faith formation program. And we want you to be a part of it!

Here’s what we know for sure:

  • We are reforming our vision: Rather than just teaching kids Bible stories, we want whole families to engage more deeply in the Biblical narrative, and find their place in God’s story of salvation. We want to strengthen confidence in how we live our faith every day of the week. 

  • We are reforming the philosophy: We are reforming the idea that Sunday morning is a time when kids go one way and parents go another when they enter the church. We want Sunday to be a time when families can enjoy learning and growing together through a variety of faith formation experiences. We want Sunday to be a “laboratory” where you engage in and learn practices for growing faith that you can use at home.

  • We are reforming the time: Faith Formation—now called “Manna”—will be held on Sunday mornings from 10:40AM to 11:30(ish). This new format will allow families to attend worship at 9:30AM and attend faith formation classes at 10:40AM. A Little Lambs Preschool class will gather at 9:30AM for our youngest learners to engage in play-based learning about the bible. 

  • We are reforming the format: Instead of kids heading to individual classrooms according to age for faith formation, we will all be meeting together in the fellowship hall (parents and kids together) for 50(ish) minutes for a blend of worship and education that will be active, hands-on and will equip you to live faithfully going into each new week.



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