Faith Formation is Family of Christ's term for a coordinated ministry of deepening Christian faith at every age, ability, and interest level within our congregation, centering in the Habits of Faith. In many ways Faith Formation looks familiar - children's ministry, preschool, confirmation, youth and adult ministries, fellowship, worship/music. Faith Formation brings together these sometimes separate programs into a cohesive whole. The Faith Formation Coordinator, Leann Thompson, is the staff person who organizes this focused and intentional church-wide effort to become a place for life-long (cradle-to-grave) faith and learning. To read about the "Catch and Release"
philosophy of faith formation at Family of Christ, click here.
Faith Formation ministry includes all program/ministry staff. A focused Faith Formation team provides ministries to children, birth through graduation and their families. This faith formation team consists of:
Director of Faith Formation
952-934-5659 ext. 24
Minister to Children & Families
952-934-5659 ext. 21
Minister to Youth & Families
952-934-5659 ext. 30
Director of FoC Preschool
952-934-5659 ext. 27
Early Childhood Ministry
- Baby baskets
- Baptism medallions
- Spiritual Safes
- our quality staffed church nursery
- our Sanctuary children's corner
Blessings Along the Way milestone ministry that recognizes and celebrates the significant milestones along our faith journey.
Faith-based preschool for children ages 2-5, not yet enrolled in kindergarten
Quality church school program for 3-yr-olds through 2nd-graders
Christos program for 3rd - 5th graders
Confirmation program that is energetic and exciting. It not only provides instruction in the Lutheran faith, but opportunities for strong faith relationships between our students and their small group adult and Senior High Lifeguides
Mission opportunities reach out to those in need through several youth and adult Mission Trips
Youth, adult and family programs provide opportunities for education, worship, fun, fellowship and service. We will continually seek to grow a coordinated ministry of Faith Formation that touches the lives of all our people and provides for them a variety of opportunities to live out the Habits of Faith that help us to grow disciples who make a difference in this world...making disciples making a difference.
Check out the Faith in the Fast Lane Cabinet and Display in the narthex and pick up new and updated resources to help grow your faith along life's journey.
It is our goal at Family of Christ to provide quality programming for all ages. Much of that programming occurs within the walls of our church building and we continue to explore ways that we can grow those exciting programs. But we also recognize that each of us spends a significant amount of our daily hours outside of the church building. We want to provide resources that will help you grow in your faith when you are on the road of your life's journey...out in the fast lane.
Faith in the Fast Lane Family of Christ's own trade-marked program through which we will provide ongoing and changing tools to help you along the winding curves, straight-aways and occasional potholes on the road of life. Stop by the display and find out more!
Pick up a Faith in the Fast Lane bag that you can use in your car, at the doctor's office, on the airplane, on your daily walk, or wherever you might find yourself each day. Choose the things at the display that you think might be useful along your faith journey: CDs, devotionals, Faithtalk cards to spark conversation, pens, pencils, notepads, habits of faith cards, and more. New resources will be added regularly. Some new things to watch for: pocket Bibles, prayer ideas, travel games, devotions and/or sermons on CD, and more. We'd love your ideas as well!
These bags and resources are provided free of charge through numerous generous donations and through funds from our annual Silent Auction.