Our Sunday School program at Baker is the heart of our Christian Education ministry.
During the 9 a.m. worship service, children are offered age-appropriate ways of learning about God, hearing the stories of the Bible, and growing in faith and love of God and neighbor.
Children ages 3 through third grade begin the hour in their Sunday School classrooms, where their teachers offer lessons based on biblical stories, and featuring arts, crafts and other activities. The children spend the last 15 minutes gathered in the Chapel for a brief time of worship, centered around song, prayer, and the sharing of offerings.
Children in fourth and fifth grade attend classes incorporating Bible stories, activities, crafts, media and games into a full-faith experience for children using a curriculum developed by Christian education publisher Sparkhouse. In this curriculum, children will develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds.
Middle school students attend classes and use the XP3 curriculum. This provides these older students with a firm foundation in the major Bible stories that shape not only Christianity but the Methodism faith, and helps the youngsters learn what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
High school students gather in the Youth Room each week, for a study designed to increase their ability to “think theologically,” that is, to bring together their faith with their experiences in the world. Looking at Scripture, using reason, experience and tradition, the students learn to look for God and make ethical choices.
All Sunday School classes attend three worship services each year.
The Sunday School classes also all contribute to an offering every quarter, helping children live their Christian faith. Past recipients have included Feed My Starving Children, Lazarus House and Soles4Souls.
Vacation Bible School each June offers a week of fun- and faith-filled learning.
During the Christmas season, Children & Family Ministries host a Santa Breakfast and a Children’s Christmas Play.