The mission of KOG’s Children, Youth, and Family Ministry is to help youth and children to learn how to share their gifts, grow in life skills, develop a positive self-image, overcome prejudices, develop respect for differences, serve those in need, and foster social change all in following the lead of Jesus.
Some of the ways we achieve our mission are:
1. Participate in the sacraments
2. Develop a personal spirituality and prayer life
3. Apply faith to their daily life
4. Participate in Church
5. Develop a personal relationship with Jesus
Parents are the primary faith mentors in a child’s life and we partner with parents to build children and youth programs which supports faith formation and growth across generations.
Children & Family
Kids Time is held at our 10:30 a.m. Worship Service on Sunday mornings. During Kids Time children who are toddlers through Elementary School age leave the sanctuary during the sermon and are given the same concept of the sermon in a developmentally appropriate way. All of the children rejoin their parents for the offering and communion. At King of Glory we feel it is important to worship as a family yet to spiritually feed our children on their level.
*Communion Milestone-Communion Workshop takes place in the fall to prepare our children third grade and older to participate regularly in our celebration of Holy Communion
*Bible Blessing Milestone-Fall (Students going into Kindergarten and Confirmation are gifted an age approprate Bible)
*Driver’s License Blessings
Our congregation is cross+gen friendly. This means that youth and children are welcome and encouraged to participate in all of our congregational events and worship.
Special Events take place throughout the year for our children and families. Examples are: Backpack Blessing Sunday, Fall Festival and Christmas play.
Protecting Our Children and Youth
Any leader, volunteer or parents who helps with transportation, serves as a chaperone for youth trips or overnight events, leads or supervises a small group of students or must be at least 21 years of age.
Middle School Youth have Youth Group during the summer months. This is held on Wedsday evenings and is a time for fun fellowship and spiritual growth!
Middle School Special Events
Examples are the Middle School Youth Gathering, Winter Camp, Back 2 School Party and Teenage Thanksgiving Feast. Along with fellowship events, the Middle School Youth also host community service and outreach projects throughout the year.
Confirmation Youth, Parent's Roles and Expectations
A Youth’s Role in his/her Own Faith Formation and Confirmation:
To attend to his/her best ability all confirmation classes and related activities
To be open to learning and asking tough questions about his/her faith
To respect all adults and fellow youth
(Faith Begins at Home-PARENTS become PARTNERS)
To support their child in the confirmation process by being non-judgmental, asking questions and emphasizing their involvement and attendance in all activities
To model making God, church and faith a priority
To get involved through Home Huddles (Faith5) and Growth Groups
- Attend Wed. Classes
- Sunday Morning Worship Services
- Be an active part of Growth Groups and Lent Services
- 4 Worship Notes before summer 2020
- Serving on 4 Sundays (acolyting, reading, ushering or serving HC)
- Attend the Mexico Mission Trip, Family Farm Camp or Middle School Winter Camp
- Write a Faith Statement for Confirmation Sunday (9th Grade)
- Be present for Confirmation Sunday to support your peers
- Home Huddles and “Homework”
High School Youth have opportunities to participate in Youth Group every Sunday Afternoon from 12:30-2:30 pm. This is a time of fun, fellowship, Bible study and worship just for high school students. It is important to unplug from the world and recharge with God.