Baptism is only the beginning of the faith journey for a child. Our church practices infant baptism, as Scripture speaks of baptism as entirely God's work—it is not dependent on our belief, on our acceptance of Jesus or God's truth, or on our choosing to follow Christ. Although many are baptized as infants, we also baptize older children as well as adults.
At Immanuel, membership is not required before bringing a child to baptism. The parents will receive counsel from the Pastor regarding baptism and the ongoing Christian training of the child. We look forward to walking alongside parents as they guide their children.
God's Kids Club classes meet from September through May from 10:15 am to 11:15 am and are available for ages toddler (with parent) through 8th grade. Please see the GKC page for more details.
Immanuel Lutheran Preschool has been a vital and exciting ministry of our church since 1975. Please see the Preschool section of our website to learn more about the curriculum and various class offerings.
Immanuel Lutheran VBS is usually held in June and classes are available for three-year-old preschool through fifth grade. It is always an uplifting week as the young students learn about Jesus, enjoy games, crafts, and snacks, and praise God with fun songs! Please see the Vacation Bible School page for more information and pictures from previous years.
Our approach to confirmation seeks to encourage conversation and curiosity that leads to lifelong faith formation.
Each of the six Chief Parts of the catechism is handled in its own module, with a module running a total of 4 sequential weeks. Three modules will be offered each year so that a student could conceivably complete the educational component in two calendar years, if desired. In a season of life that is busy for both youth and adults, we believe this is the best way to account for full schedules without sacrificing any content or context for faith formation.
A set of capstone projects must also be completed before the confirmation ceremony. Once all of the requirements are met, a young person will be well-prepared to make his or her confirmation, which can be scheduled either for Reformation Sunday (in the fall) or Palm Sunday (in the spring).
Click here to view the current four-year schedule of modules.
Click here to view and download the Memory Work Checklist.
High School Youth
A bible study group for the high school youth meets on Sunday mornings. Other activities are planned based on the interests and schedules of the group. Please see the Youth page for more information.