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Education Ministry

The mission of the Education Ministry is to oversee and promote the education programs of the congregation. This ministry seeks to involve all in some learning experience each year as a way of growing in one's baptismal promises and in one's faith in Christ. This ministry also uses educational offerings as a way of reaching out to gain new disciples for Jesus. Standing members of the ministry include the Sunday School Director and the Preschool Director.

This ministry meets the education needs of adults, youth, and children the following ways:

Childrens's Education

  • Sunday School (age 3 to grade 6)
  • Midweek Offerings
  • Preschool
  • Kids of the Kingdom
  • Vacation Bible School

Adult Education

  • Sunday Adult Bible Class
  • Midweek Classes
  • Pastor's Inquiry Class
  • Adult Retreat
  • Stephen Ministry (as there is interest)

Youth Education

  • Catechetical Instruction
  • Confirmation Retreats
  • Pastor's Inquiry Class
  • Youth Group
  • Sunday morning class for Jr. High

Whole Congregation

  • Advent Dinners
  • Midweek Classes
  • Inter-generational Events
  • Picnics

Goals of the Ministry

Children's Education

  • Involve more new young parents in the teaching and leading of Sunday School.
  • Offer four “Kids of the Kingdom” events

Education Ministry

  • Include two new people from council as liaisons.
  • Recruit a person to make sure education ministry items get included in all communication media.

Will you help?

This ministry is always looking for new hands and minds to assist Emmanuel in spreading the Good Word to all. If you enjoy working with others please let us know.

  • Participate in a class.
  • Teach or help with a class.
  • Come to Kids of the Kingdom.
  • Come to the annual Adult Retreat.
  • Suggest a topic for the annual Adult Retreat.
  • Help with Vacation Bible School.
  • Come to an Advent Dinner.
  • Share an activity or a tradition at an Advent Dinner.
  • Joyfully spread news by word of mouth.
  • Do bible study.
  • Participate in an Inter-generational event.


  • Pastor Jaster
  • Augsburg Fortress (ELCA's Publishing Ministry)
  • Faith Drama (Pr. John Trump, St Andrew Lutheran, Columbia, S.C.)
  • Group Publishers
  • Creative Communication
  • Daily Discipline (ELCA Lectionary-based bible studies)
  • ELCA's Christian Education site
  • Lutheran Bible Ministries


  • Jeff Hamilton - Youth Ministry
  • Jackie Kokai - Preschool
  • Heidi Chambers - Preschool Director
  • Katie Hilty - Sunday School