At Holy Trinity Church, we value our Young Worshipers and want to guide them on their spiritual journey.
Our Youth Pastor, Ben Mills, welcomes all eighth through twelfth graders to the Youth Forum every Sunday at Trinity. Ben’s philosophy of youth ministry is fourfold:
- To love them like there is no tomorrow and remind them, with every interaction, that Jesus loves them. In five years I doubt my students will remember even one of my lessons, but I hope they always remember that I loved them like Jesus.
- To pray for them often. A youth pastor is called to shepherd a flock through some difficult and foundational years; they can use all the prayers they can get.
- To teach them how to pray and study the Bible. These are the years when their faith and relationship with Jesus must become their own, not simply something they were born into, and we, as youth pastors and parents, must teach them the skills to do that.
- To help them see that they are a child of God; not of this world, but belonging to another Kingdom. If they can root their identity in this fact, they will have built their house on the Rock and will weather every storm that Satan intends to throw their way, long after they have graduated from this flock. All to the glory of God.
At Trinity, we have a faithful group of school-aged children, ranging from 6 to 12 years, who come to our Sunday School Program each week. Sunday School meets during the 10:30 service.
Our goals are twofold—to extend the sense of belonging felt by the congregation in the chapel to the children in the classroom: all are welcome; all are valuable participating members of our church community. Though we follow a lectionary-based curriculum, we encourage our teachers to creatively relate their own Christian experience to the children through lively discussion, arts and crafts activities, singing and ritual tailored to the children’s experience level. Our second task is to familiarize the children with the Word of the Lord. The children are our lectors each week, so before we experience the lesson we hear it in the words of the Bible.
A beautiful environment has been created for the children, based on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a very deep program based on the religious work of Maria Montessori. In the nursery room, aside from games and age-appropriate fun activities, there are beautiful handmade models of scenes from the Bible, as well as many sacred ritual items created specifically for children. The children can place the angel in the annunciation scene, or complete a puzzle of the Holy Land, or set the table and the disciples around it for the Last Supper.
Contact the church office for more information.