Family ministry opportunities at St. Paul:
- Faith Trek
- Intergenerational Sundays
- Faith Stepping Stones
- Summer Camp
- Wednesday night meals and monthly fellowship opportunities
In addition, there are many ways families can serve together. Some possibilities include volunteering on Friday nights at the Sharing Center; hosting dinner one night during an Operation: Homes week; singing Christmas carols at a nursing home; or helping get the Transition House ready for the next family.
When parents bring their children to be baptized, they promise to help their children grow in the Christian faith and life. Parents promise to:
- to live with them among God’s faithful people.
- bring them to the word of God and the holy supper,
- teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments,
- place in their hands the holy scriptures,
- and nurture them in faith and prayer,
- So that their children may: learn to trust God,
- proclaim Christ through word and deed,
- care for others and the world God made,
- and work for justice and peace.
(Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal, page 228)
Family ministry at St. Paul is centered on helping parents to keep these promises. St. Paul’s family ministry is designed with the following goals in mind:
- to equip parents to grow and understand their faith in Jesus so that they are able to share it with their children.
- to provide opportunities to build relationships with other families and to support one another in living a Christ-centered lifestyle.
- to offer resources and courses so that at each new stage of their children’s development, parents are able to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus and learn what it means to follow Christ in daily living.