At Gethsemane Lutheran, we celebrate many milestones throughout each child's faith journey. According to Vibrant Faith Milestone Ministries, "a faith milestone is a marker along life's journey that says, 'This is something important and God is here too.' Marking a milestone is a Biblically-based, spiritual practice in both home and congregation, which helps all generations recognize God's presence in all of life."
In addition, each Sunday School class attends faith formation classes with parents/guardians each year, which focus on a variety of faith building activities. the classes focus on many topics, ranging from forgiveness to The Lord's Prayer. Many of the classes have a church aspect, where the class will lead the congregation through one part of the worship service. We often use Child in Our Hands curriculum, but also plan to incorporate the Vibrant Faith Milestones Ministries curriculum, which correlates with our mission as a Vibrant Faith Congregation.