ChildrenOur heart at Good Shepherd is not only to see unbelievers reached with the Gospel, but believers built up in the Gospel. We believe Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:18-20 was not just to make converts, but to make disciples. Therefore, as a church, we value discipleship. Central to discipleship is a growing understanding of God’s Word. As a result, we desire to equip Christians of all ages with a better comprehension of the Scriptures, so that they may know “what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man”. At Good Shepherd, we have a Christian Education Committee that is committed to helping all of those in the Church better learn the truths of God’s Word

Sunday School

The 2023-2024 season will begin on Sunday, September 10.

During the school year, we are pleased to offer a number of Sunday school classes for most ages, from kindergarteners up through adults (we do not have a toddler/pre-K class this year). Our Sunday school begins with Song Time at 11:10 AM following the morning service. Sunday school classes follow directly after at 11:25 AM and conclude at 12:15 PM. Our classes for children are broken down into Kindergarten, Younger Elementary, Older Elementary, and Jr. High/High School. The room assignments are as follows:

  • Kindergarten (Ages 4-5): Room 105 - learning how God created all things
  • Younger Elementary (Grades 1-3): Room 108 - learning about obeying God
  • Older Elementary (Grades 4-6): Room 109 - studying 1 Corinthians through Philemon in a Bible survey
  • Jr/Sr High School (Grades 7-12): Room 208 behind the Sanctuary - reading The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
  • Adults: Sanctuary

Catechism

The Kindergarten and Young Elementary classes are learning the First Catechism published by Great Commission Publications, however we would recommend this for all children. This catechism can be accessed for free online, if you would like to study it at home.

2023-2024 Children's Sunday School Calendar

Sept. 10 - START: SS week 1
Sept. 17 - SS week 2
Sept. 24 - SS week 3
Oct. 1 - lunch, no SS
Oct. 8 - SS week 4
Oct. 15 - congregational meeting, no SS
Oct. 22 - SS week 5
Oct. 29 - potential candidate visit, no SS
Nov. 5 - SS week 6
Nov. 12 - SS week 7
Nov. 19 - potential candidate visit, no SS
Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving weekend, no SS
Dec. 3 - SS week 8
Dec. 10 - SS week 9
Dec. 17 - SS week 10
Dec. 24 - Christmas weekend, no SS
Dec. 31 - SS week 11
Jan. 7 - lunch, no SS
Jan. 14 - SS week 12
Jan. 21 - SS week 13
Jan. 28 - SS week 14
Feb. 4 - lunch, no SS
Feb. 11 - SS week 15
Feb. 18 - SS week 16
Feb. 25 - SS week 17
Mar. 3 - lunch, no SS
Mar. 10 - SS week 18
Mar. 17 - SS week 19
Mar. 24 - SS week 20
Mar. 31 - Easter, no SS
Apr. 7 - lunch, no SS
Apr. 14 - SS week 21
Apr. 21 - SS week 22
Apr. 28 - SS week 23
May 5 - lunch, no SS
May 12 - SS week 24
May 19 - SS week 25
May 26 - LAST: SS week 26

*We currently have 26 weeks of children's Sunday school scheduled with the expectation that we will lose some weeks to meetings/potential candidate visits in the coming months.