For Children & Youth

Christian formation and education at Saint Andrew’s Church includes acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for living the Christian life. Our Christian formation and education, developed by Jordan Stephens, includes:

1.   Church doctrine as found in the Creeds and Catechism

2.   Understanding the Rites of Baptism and Confirmation

3.   Study of Holy Scripture

4.   Familiarity with the Book of Common Prayer

5.   Knowledge of Church History and Tradition


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION at 9:30 am on Sundays:

Pre K and Kindergarten

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum will continue to serve this age group in the upstairs atrium room. Students learn to seek God on their own through a facilitated learning environment focused on prayer, private reflection, and worship. The learning and lessons that take place here also initiate the students into the elements of the Episcopal Church and prepare them to become members of the larger church community.

For more information, see online at www.cgsusa.org

Teachers: Ashley Colclasure, Margaret Stewart, Barbara Jones, and Stacy Coughlin


1st – 5th Grade

Weaving God’s Promises

Our elementary aged students will be separating into two age groups, 2nd–3rd and 4th–5th grades. The curriculum is designed to establish a foundation of salvation and teach students how to apply the Bible to their lives. In this initial year, we will study the progression of salvation from the fall of mankind to redemption through Jesus Christ.

Find more program details at www.weavinggodspromises.org

1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade Teachers: Jenny Cordell, Amelia Howard, Rachel Stolzle, and Jacky Robinson

4th and 5th Grade Teachers: Jordan Stephens, Rita Compton, Gabe Gammache, and Sharon & Danny Sumrall


EYC

Exploring the Sunday Lectionary and Virginia Theological Seminary Youth Curriculum

The middle and high school students will have a lectionary based program that focuses on bringing the readings into the context of their lives, enabling them to think critically about issues by deepening their biblical knowledge and connection to God’s word.  Additionally, the group will utilize the Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) Youth Curriculum, an issues based curriculum, to explore many of the complex issues they will face as they become adult members of the church and society.

More information on the VTS available at www.vts.edu/cmt/published/ecy

Teachers: Lydia Stoner and Chris Coughlin


BIBLE STUDIES

The EYC Bible study meets on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM.