Kids & Youth

Here at St. Peter, we believe children are an integral part of our community. Therefore, we:

  • welcome and cherish our kids like Jesus did (Mark 10:4);
  • seek to help kids grow their faith (Deuteronomy 11:19);
  • don't think less of someone because they are young (1 Timothy 4:12);
  • see our kids as leaders (Isaiah 11:6).

Because kids and youth are so important to us, we are deeply committed to keeping them safe. For more information, see our Youth Safety Policy.

 

Kids in Worship Services

Children of all ages are always welcome in our worship services. The Soft Space is available in our Narthex for babies & tots who need to wiggle and giggle! Some Sundays of the month, older kids are invited to attend a Kids Hearts & Minds Group (see below). Other Sundays, kids grades K-3 are invited into the Prayground (our quiet worship space for kids) following the children's sermon.

 

Kids Hearts & Minds Groups

Kids can meet with their Hearts & Minds group twice a month during the school year. Classes include lessons on Bible stories & Christian values, crafts, experiments, discussion, and lots of fun!

 

Stepping Stones

We want to help our kids continually grow their faith. To foster this, we offer a series of programs, most involving a short class.

  • Kindergarten: What is church?
  • 2nd Grade: What is the Bible?
  • 4th Grade: What is Communion?
  • 6th Grade: What do I believe? (Confirmation Class Year 1)
  • 8th Grade: What do I believe? (Final year of Confirmation)
  • 10th Grade: What is church membership?
  • 12th Grade: What happens to my faith when I graduate?

 

Confirmation

Middle Schoolers are invited to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith by participating in Confirmation through a three-year program.

 

Youth Group

6th-12th graders are invited to participate in our youth group. Each summer, youth are invited to take part in a mission trip to help others across the country. Whether lending a helping hand through building, repairing, cleaning, cooking, or simply taking the time to listen, participants put their faith into action through these trips.