Christian Education

“My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare they will give you.”  —Proverbs 3:1-2

 

Sunday School  9:30—10:15 a.m. (September-May)

  • Children (age 3-Grade 5)
  • Youth Group (Grades 6-12)
  • Adult Forum

The Children’s Sunday School uses the Spark! Lectionary curriculum which follows stories in the Revised Common Lectionary. Throughout the 3-year cycle, each lesson comes from a Bible story in the Old Testament, the Gospels, or Acts.
The nursery is available for all children up to 4 years old during Sunday School time. Stephanie and Greg follow the same Spark! curriculum as our school-age kids, tailored especially for infants and toddlers. For kids 4 years old through 2nd grade, Spark! leads us through the lectionary year with our colorful and easy to understand story Bibles and activities. Our 3rd-5th graders take it a step further, with the Spark! Bible, where we activate our faith through thoughtful but kid-friendly activities and discussions.

Children’s Chapel is held Sundays from 10:30-11 a.m. The children join their families in “big church” during the offertory time. Our Children’s Chapel curriculum is called Holy Moly! This creative and fun program teaches through these important ways: Discover – Each Holy Moly lesson starts with an animated Bible story retelling and an activity to jump start kids’ imaginations about what they’ll see and do! Relate - Next, kids talk about the story they just watched. Kids relate to the Bible story and each other. They discuss what surprised them & what made them wonder! Connect - Then, through the pages of the Holy Moly Bible Storybook, kids listen to the story again as a way to ground the lesson in scripture. Create – Finally, creativity flows as kids complete activities that reinforce the lessons they watch in the Bible story retelling.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Smith at 249-1446, or email her at  knsmith@gracecathedraltopeka.org.

“Youth at Grace” Middle and High School class meets in the 2nd floor Senior High Room. The lessons are based on the Confirm not Conform program as well as My Faith, My Life that guide the youth through the questions of their faith.

For Adults:
The Adult Forum meets in Room 205 each Sunday and covers various topics.

February 5-26
Community Outreach Presentations  Deacon Anne Flynn has invited several of the community organizations Grace Cathedral supports through its outreach dollars to talk about the good work being done in the Topeka area.

March 5 – April 2
Living into the Lenten Journey Dean Steve will lead the adult forum during the five Sundays in Lent. We’ll discover and discuss the meaning of Lent, how to live fully in its disciplines, and the importance of this as a preparation for a joyful celebration of Easter.

April 9 and 16 – Easter Break These dates mark Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday and a break from Sunday School.

April 23 – May 28
Christianity in Early America In the United States, more people identify themselves as Christians than in any other country in the world. Come explore “how and why” this has come about by joining Steven Roth as he continues his overview of the history of Christianity. This is a 6-week look at our nation’s early Christian experience and how it has shaped not only our spiritual lives but also our political, economic and social values in modern America.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

EfM is a four-year course of study designed for laity seeking theological education. EfM is a distance learning program of the School of Theology of the University of the South.

The texts cover the Bible and the history of the church from earliest times to the present. In addition, students examine the relationship between their own life experiences and the material studied. The class meets at the Cathedral weekly from September to May at 6 p.m. You do not have to be a member of the Cathedral to participate. Tuition is required. Email questions to Arceile Ridgeway

 

 

 

 

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