Children’s Christian Formation

We believe that fostering the spiritual development of our children is just as important as fostering their physical and mental development. In everything we do, we seek to honor their unique experience of God, and give them the tools they need to explore the possibilities of faith in their own lives. Children’s Formation classes are for children age three – fifth grade. We meet on the second floor of the Formation + Arts Building on Sundays from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Children are welcome to join our activities at any time during the year. During formation, there are several options for parents, including the Community Circle for Parents and the Clergy Forum. Have questions about any of our programs for kids? Please contact Amy Schmitt.

Leaders in Children’s Ministry often find serving to be a meaningful spiritual practice which deepens their own faith. There are currently openings for additional adults and high school students on our leadership team. Curriculum, training, and all supplies are provided. If you are interested in serving, please contact Amy Schmitt.

Sundays, 10:15 – 11:00
Check-in takes place in the second floor lobby of the Formation & Arts Building.

One-time registration for Children’s Formation or Nursery Care

Children’s Formation during the School Year (beginning September 11)

Godly Play
Age 3 – 4: Room 221
Age 5 – Kindergarten: Room 220
Grades 1 – 2: Room 220

Feasting on the Word
Grades 3 – 5: Room 224

During the summer in 2023, children age 4 - rising 5th grade are invited to "Who is Jesus?" beginning on June 11th.

Rising 6th graders are invited to join the Youth Forum, which takes place in the dining room during the summer months.


Love First Vacation Bible School

Christ Church hosts a unique week of vacation bible school each summer, using a program we developed calle Love First. At Love First VBS, children discover that:

  • All people are lovable in the eyes of God, no exceptions (Love Self).
  • I am called to love and care for people in need (Love Neighbor).
  • I can see and feel God’s love in my life (Love God).

Bible stories, games, crafts, and music, help curious kids learn more about faith and connect with one another. This fun and inspiring week is made possible by the service of youth and adult volunteers. In 2023, VBS will be the week of July 10 – 14. Registration closes on June 10th.