When trying to get through to his thick-headed disciples, Jesus often looked to children as models. Children possess an innate sense of wonder and awe, and they understand holiness better than most adults. At Transfiguration, we respect our kids and not only do we strive to serve their growing faith, but we also know they have much to teach adults, too.
At the heart of our formation ministries for children, we seek to introduce them to Jesus Christ through prayer, story, play, and service. We believe it is profoundly important that kids meet and experience God, not as some detached, old, cloud-dwelling grandfather, but as a living, loving, and very much engaged presence in their lives. God is not a subject to be studied, but someone with whom we have a life-changing, life-giving relationship.
For us, this happens in a variety of ways. It begins on Sunday mornings with worship. We offer an age-appropriate chapel service for kids ages four through third grade, to help kids experience Scripture, prayer, and worship in ways they understand and enjoy. We also offer a diverse array of classes on Sunday morning for kids so that each child has a nurturing environment in which to learn and grow.
Beyond Sundays, we offer special sessions during Lent and Advent, age-appropriate worship services in Holy Week, Easter, and Christmas, first informed communion classes to help kids better understand our sacramental life, and a week-long Vacation Bible School in the summer.
It is a privilege to share the Christian faith with kids, so all our efforts are rooted and grounded in love.