Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
– Proverbs 22:6
Every member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is a vital part of the Body of Christ regardless of age or height! Not only do the young people in our church bring much joy to the congregation, they also represent our future. We are continually looking for avenues to encourage, educate and enjoy each one of the boys and girls that attend or visit our church. The following list highlights a variety of programs and activities designed to benefit children at St. Paul’s from tiny infants to confident, capable teenagers.
ALL YOUTH & CHILDREN
Sunday School classes for children begin at age 3 and go through High School graduation. Classes held each Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in rooms located on both levels of the church. Please see the Sunday School page for specific locations and descriptions of the various classes offered.
Vacation Bible School
St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School is held each July and we eagerly anticipate sharing the Gospel, the giggles, and the great music with children from Pre-School through 5th grade! Older youth and teens are always needed as volunteers who assist teachers and help with activities. Please see our Vacation Bible School page for further information.
St. Paul’s Child Care Center
Since 2007 our church has offered care for children from birth to 12 years old in a Christian atmosphere. Please see our Child Care Center page for further information.
Happy Times Magazine
Bursting with tell-me-more-about-Jesus moments for preschoolers and parents, Happy Times provides stories, hands-on crafts, songs, and kid-friendly recipes for faith-filled family fun. Published 6 times a year.
Happy Times is provided to member families at no charge. Please visit www.cph.org/happy-times/ for more information or to order additional subscriptions.
Weekday School of Religion
Our Weekday School of Religion classes for grades 1-6 are held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday from September through May. Please see the Weekday School page for further information.
Children’s Choir meets each Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. from September through May and includes young people from 1st-6th grade who want to have fun and make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Please see the Children’s Choir page for further information.
MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL
Confirmation Classes for grades 7-8 are held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday from September through May. Please see the Confirmation page for further information.
Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO)
This group invites young people age 7th-12th grade to participate in service opportunities and fun activities that constantly guide our teens to depend on Jesus. Please see our LYO page for further information.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church has long enjoyed fellowship with Heit’s Point Lutheran Ministries whose facilities are located on 172 beautiful acres in Benton County, Missouri (80 MM of the Cole Camp Arm of Lake of the Ozarks). Over the years, many young people from our congregation have enjoyed and benefited from summer camp. Heit’s Point continues to build on the theme of “Strengthening the Connection with the Vine,” by offering many different types of camp such as Horse Camp, Paint Ball Camp, Fishing Camp, Water Week, Night Owl Camp, Choral Camp, Family Camp and Special Needs Camp. Please see the Heit’s Point page for further information.
Calvary Lutheran High School
Calvary Lutheran High School is a Christian high school located in Jefferson City, Missouri, featuring a college preparatory curriculum presented by experienced and caring teachers. By the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Calvary Lutheran High School is building a lifelong network of young adults centered on spiritual growth, fellowship, stewardship, and learning. Please see our Calvary Lutheran High School page for further information.