Faith 101

What is Faith 101?

The goal of Faith 101 is to help middle school students identify with the life and mission of the church into which God has called them.  

We’re excited to be “back together” for 2021-22 in-person! We’re dedicated to being safe as we gather, as local guidelines change, we’ll adjust our protocols accordingly.  Email Pastor BK  to get on the middle school email list if you aren’t already.

In worship, God meets us with His Word, and we experience His presence in Communion!

In our Wednesday night meetings, retreats and related projects, we delve into what God says about who we are—members of His own family through Jesus!

Faith 101 is not about classes, but about discipleship. Our goal is that all components work together so that kids know God and the love He showed to them in Jesus.  

Faith 101 - Register Here! 


COMPONENTS

Regular worship and Bible Class (75% of Sundays)

  • All 6th-8th graders and their friends are invited to come to Faith 101 to grow in community and learn! If your student plans to participate in the Confirmation Service (Fall of 9th grade), please note that worship participation is the most crucial component of discipleship and is expected of our families who confirm their faith in 9th grade.
  • Students will pick up worship note sheets to help them look for takeaways from the service.

Faith 101 Wednesday sessions

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
  • 6:30-8:00pm
  • North Classrooms
  • Students and leaders gather for large group time and small group breakouts.
  • 2021-2022 Faith 101 Calendar - Click here!

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Your Bible
  • Your Faith 101 binder
  • Your Catechism
  • Something to write with



Retreats

Retreats are key components of Faith 101. This year retreats will be one night instead of 2 nights, and safety precautions will be communicated to families for the related retreats. No weekend is completely free of conflicts for everyone, but we strive to schedule retreats at the best times we can. Please make this weekend a priority for your student to attend, and feel free to contact Pastor BK with any questions.

  • 6th and 7th Grade Retreat - Camp Trinity, New Haven, MO - Sept. 17-18, 2021 (Fri 5:30p-Sat 9:00p)  
  • 8th Grade Retreat - YMCA Camp Lakewood, Potosi, MO - Oct. 16-17, 2021 (Sat 7:00a-Sun 3:30p)

Confirmation Project (8th grade)

Components include serving, Scripture reading, interviewing someone about his or her faith, and sharing a statement about their own faith in Jesus with the congregation. We’ll share the components of the confirmation project with families in advance of the fall retreat.