At St. Paul's we use this question and answer approach to teach the basics of Christian doctrine to all of our children. However, in the 7th and 8th grades we spend more time and go into greater depth in the Christian doctrines than we do in the lower grades.
Children enrolled in St. Paul's School meet with the pastor and staff minister two or three times a week—usually during the morning session of the school day—for an in-depth study of Christian doctrine. Children enrolled in public school meet Wednesday evenings for an in-depth study of Christian doctrine. Those enrolled in public school also study core Bible history lessons on Wednesdays.
For more information about Catechism classes, please contact the church office.
Join us for SPLaT
SPLaT stands for "St. Paul's Lutheran Teens" and is open to 7th-12th graders. It usually takes place two times each month on Saturday evenings. We play wacky games, engage in large group devotion and small group reflection, share snacks, and sing songs. Older teens encourage younger teens and pre-teens and lead them in reflection. The venue and planned activities are often different, so keep an eye on our Facebook page and Weekly Bulletin for info on the next gathering.
Join Our Spiritual Retreats
We encourage teens to attend Camp Phillip in Wautoma, WI to provide spiritual growth retreats for our teens and confirmation students. Camp Phillip has three teen retreats during the year, and we facilitate registrations for our teens to attend. We also organize a Confirmation retreat at Camp Phillip in the fall for our 7th and 8th graders.
Teen retreats at Camp Phillip include fun and unique games using the camp's custom facilities, in-depth Bible studies aimed at teens, lots of time for fun and fellowship, and lodging and food at modern facilities. Many people have said, "It's hard to explain what makes Camp Phillip so awesome, but after you go once, you can't wait to go back." Teen retreats take place in October, January, and March.
For more about Camp Phillip, visit their website.
Why Join Our Mission Trips?
Each summer teens from St. Paul's and surrounding congregations provide assistance to smaller congregations throughout the nation. We help with Vacation Bible School, sports camps, canvassing projects, or other mission-related work. If you are interested in going on a mission trip, contact the church office for more information or to apply.