Faith Formation

Ministries with Children, Youth and Adults who are constantly Growing, Living and Sharing Faith in their daily lives.

Nurture Ministry (pre-natal—1 year)    Our mission is to offer practical and spiritual support to parents of newborns by providing a few meals and a “Welcome Packet” of local helpful information and small gifts for the new parents and their infant child.

Nursery (0-4yrs) provides a safe and loving environment where young children receive personal care and attention.  Nursery care is available for young children during our 9:30 AM service.

Early Life Ministry (PreK—5th grades) strives to promote the spiritual growth of children and families by offering a variety of experiences.  Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Mini Camps, Milestone Celebrations and Rainbow Trail Bible Camp are all part of our ministry.

Confirmation Ministry 6th,7th & 8th gr. youth engage in a 3-year program to deepen their relationships with God, with friends in faith  and adult mentors. They discover a deeper understanding of scripture, faith practices, the Small Catechism, Worship and reaching out in Service to others. After the 3rd year, they write a personal faith statement and affirm their faith on Confirmation Sunday.              

Middle School & High School Youth (6th-12th grades)   ALC Youth, in partnership with Youth of Shepherd of the Valley (SOV) are invited to participate in fun activities, mission trips and servant events throughout the year. A primary goal is to grow in faith and in relationship with one another, while we play and learn and serve together.

Bible Study/Christian Education for Adults

  • Sunday AM Bible Studies led by the pastor and other leaders.
  • Women’s Circle Study Groups meet monthly
  • Men’s Bible Study and Monthly Breakfast Groups