Christian Education

September 2020 Update

We are asking all children and youth formation participants to register prior to attending any classes or events. To register click here.


Children & Youth Formation – In Person Sunday School

During our COVID-tide season, we want to pay special attention to the spiritual development of our young people. We know that they are Zoomed out and zoned out. Virtual meeting spaces, while ideal for the moment, are not ideal for our children (especially the younger ones) and their faith formation.

We are planning a singular formation event for ALL our Trinity youth – infants through teens – the last Sunday of the month @ 2pm here at Trinity! This event will last about an hour and half – manageable for many attention spans! In order to provide a safe place for ALL youth, families will be required to pre-register for each Sunday. A copy of our safe church policy will be emailed to each family upon registration.

Schedule:

  • Sunday, Sept. 27 @ 2 pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 25 @ 2 pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 22 @ 2pm

Classes:

  • Parent Circle Time with Ms, Kelly & Ms. Gloria: this will be for parents and infants through age 3. We ask a parent/guardian to attend with the child.
  • Godly Play/Children’s Chapel – children pre-school through fifth grade.
  • Youth Sunday school – middle and high school students. This Sunday may be a more relaxed version of Sunday school with fun activities depending on attendance.

Youth Group: Middle & High School

2020 Classes*:

This year the middle and high school students will have separate Sunday School classes. We also have a new curriculum for each.

Sunday School (starting 9/13)

1 pm – Middle School

For middle school, we will be using Living the Good News. Living the Good News is an online lectionary-based, Christian education curriculum. It uses different activities such as listening to music or discussion prompts to connect with that week’s bible readings.

2 pm – High School

For high school, we will be using Fuller studies: Can I ask that? This curriculum focuses on 8 hard questions about God and faith that youth may run into later in life. Questions such as can the bible be trusted or does God endorse violence. The study approaches the 8 questions in a way that facilitates open group discussion to answer tough questions.

Wednesday Evenings (starting 9/23)

7 pm – 8 pm

*via Zoom until further notice

Special Events:

Sept. 26 – Kayaking

Oct. 24 – Pumpkin Decorating

Nov. 21 – Jump Park

Dec. 19 – Bowling


Wednesday Evenings with Trinity Online

Starting September 23

6 pm – 6:45 pm – Children of Trinity (Infant to elementary ages) via Zoom

7 pm – 7:45 pm  – Youth Group Middle & High School via Zoom

9 pm – Live Compline via Zoom (ALL ages children through adults)

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EfM (Education for Ministry)

TEfM is a four-year theological education program offered “at a distance” by the School of Theology at the University of the South at Sewanee. Participants commit to one year at a time, and meet weekly in seminars led by a trained mentor. Participants study the Bible, church history, and theology, while learning to engage in theological reflection. This provides a solid education in the foundations of our Christian faith.

Please call (931) 645-2458 with questions and further details.


Annual programs

  • Vacation Bible School: Community-wide themed week of education and fun organized and staffed by volunteers.
  • Inquirers: Confirmation class held in the spring, both in preparation for confirmation or baptism and as a refresher course for anyone interested.

 

 

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