Children and youth are a huge priority at St. Timothy!
Much time, effort, energy and love is shared by many volunteer adults and older youth within the church to demonstrate and teach how important they are to us and to God. Age-specific ministries are available for the children on Sundays and throughout the week. Contact our Church Office at 630.355.1330 to learn more about our different programs.
Children & Youth Ministries Overview
SUNDAY SCHOOL (3 years of age – 5th grade) — LEARN MORE
Sunday School is a time for children 3 years of age through 5th grade to gather during the 9:30 AM Sunday service for a meaningful message taught through games, crafts, and songs. Children begin worship in the sanctuary with their families. Then, after the children’s sermon, they are invited to follow the Sunday School teachers into the classroom for their lesson. Children return to the sanctuary and are reunited with their families during the Offertory so that they may commune with the whole congregation. Contact our Sunday School Coordinator at:
CONFIRMATION (6th – 8th graders) — LEARN MORE
Students from 6th – 8th grade are encouraged to participate in our Confirmation ministry. They will meet with the pastor and other adult leaders on Thursday evenings from 6:15pm – 7:30pm to dive into the stories from scripture and our Lutheran heritage. The curriculum rotates through a three-year cycle: the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament Scriptures, the New Testament, and our Lutheran Heritage. The program is crafted to give students the tools to ask questions about their faith and build meaningful relationships with others who are asking those same questions. The three year program culminates in the Rite of Confirmation, which occurs at the end of the students’ 8th grade year.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP (9th – 12th graders) — LEARN MORE
High School Youth Group is all about living out the faith that was crafted and shaped during Confirmation. Students gather weekly on Sunday evenings for various bible studies, fun fellowship activities, and service projects. This is a time to continue deepening faithful relationships and asking more tough questions about living out faith in Jesus. Friends are always welcome. The Youth Group participates in many fun events like Sleep Out Saturday, CROP Walk, and various mission trips!
ADULT & PARENT INVOLVEMENT — LEARN MORE
Faith formation is a whole-family adventure. Children are supported by both their own family and their church family. There are many ways that parents and other adults who are passionate about journeying with youth:
- Be an Adult Mentor for Confirmation / High School Youth Group
- Provide a meal for the youth gatherings
- Be a Sunday School Teacher / Assistant
- Attend overnights and trips as an adult leader
- Help lead / organize events and fundraisers