Education and Youth

Youth Education

Mid-weekChildren's Minitry
5:00 – 6:00 PM Wednesday

Grades K-2
Teacher: Valarie Petersen

1st and 2nd grade students will begin to learn the basic Bible stories and the love of Christ for them. 

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Seana Wilcken

In grades 3 and 4 youth will continue exploring Bible stories and begin connecting those stories to their lives and family. 

   GraConfirmationdes 5-6 (Confirmation I)
   Teacher: Cindy Baas

Students study lessons published by Concordia Publishing House and have supplemental Bible-based activities to begin their study to become confirmed in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. 


Grades 7-8 (Confirmation II)
Teacher: Pastor Jenks

When youth enter the 7th grade they enter into Catechism II with the 8th grade. Here they begin their two year journey through Luther’s Small Catechism. Exploring the chief parts and explanation. At the end of the two years, upon completion of all assignments, the youth are Confirmed. 

  Sunday School

Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday

Grades: Preschool to 6th 

Preschool: Rita Dougan and Katie Friedrich
K-3: Seana Wilcken and Ryan Latuska
4-6: Lindsay Roach

Each week the youth will go through a lesson from Concordia Publishing House “Enduring Faith” curriculum. Lessons are taught with activities and each week youth are given a leaflet to take home to continue their study. 

Middle School Bible Study

Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday
Grades: 7 & 8

This year the Middle School students will begin a new chapter at St. Paul’s. We will be implementing a new curriculum for the middle school. Each week the students will engage in age-appropriate activities that will help them experience the lesson point in fresh, fun and meaningful ways! 

20:9 Blaze (High School Small Group)faith_formation

Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday
Grades: 9 to 12

Starting January 2020 the High School Group will be diving into a Bible Study called “Jesus: A Study on the Words of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.” This study features 24 lessons, including questions and answers, that compare what each Gospel writer wrote about Jesus and presents Jesus’ ministry in chronological order. Readers come away with a better understanding of the New Testament Gospel message and why it is 100 percent reliable. Both Christians and skeptics gain a better understanding of the reliability of Scripture, and in particular how the Gospel writers presented Jesus as the Savior of mankind with powerful proofs and authority.


Adult EducationAdult Christian Education

Adult Bible Study

Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday

On Sundays

This Bible study immediately follows the 9:30 Coffee Fellowship. Various topics are studied, with topics normally taking one to four weeks to cover. Many of these studies include small group discussions.

On Wednesdays

This group meets at 10:30 a.m. and studies a variety of topics from a Christian perspective. Topics range from contemporary issues to specific books of the Bible. The studies usually last from 4-8 weeks. Topics are chosen from suggestions offered by the group or the pastor.

Bibles are available for those who have not brought their own copy.

Parents Bible Study

Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday

This is a Bible study parents can attend while their children are in Sunday school. Each “semester” the parents work through a topical book. Recent books include: “Gospel Centered Family: Becoming the Parents God Wants You to Be” and “The Gospel-Centered Parent” (both books are available for individual study through the Family Life Office. 

Men’s Bible Study

Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.

The men select a book of the Bible and work through it.

Women’s Bible Study

Time: 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.  every Monday of the month (Sept – May).

The format of this study varies some from year to year depending on the current resource that has been selected.

Senior Fellowship

September to May on the 2nd Wednesday of the month after the Wed. morning Bible study (about 11:30 am).

Seniors bring a dish to share for lunch and have a short devotion.

SAFE (Safe And Friendly Environment)

To ensure that St. Paul Lutheran Church provides a safe and friendly environment for our children, youth, and dependent adults, the Board of Directors has approved the SAFE Policy and Procedures.

*All individuals (paid or volunteer, adult, or teenage) who work with children, youth, and/or dependent adults at St. Paul must attend training sessions to inform them about the SAFE Policy and Procedures.

The following applications are available for download. Please fill out forms and return to the church office.

St. Paul Volunteer SAFE Worker App

St. Paul Teen SAFE Application