Get involved

It is important both for the church and for its members that the people of the church be involved to grow in faith and to grow in love for each other. We provide

Adults

The ways to be involved in the life of the church are almost limitless for adults. Opportunities to serve on the leadership groups of our congregation, sing in the choir, volunteer in the school, help with occasional cleaning projects, outreach efforts such as the float for the Elkhorn Christmas parade, providing meals for those who were recently hospitalized and the list could go on.

To grow in our desire, motivation and the knowledge necessary to carry out those types of events Bible Study builds our faith. We offer Bible studies for adults on Thursday evenings before worship and Sunday Mornings between services. We have an active small group Bible Study that allows members to grow in faith together while also growing in love and care for one another in a deeper and more personal way.

Pastor Rau teaches a Basics of the Bible course three times per year. This 15-lesson course provides people interested in learning more about the Bible an opportunity to look at its basic teachings. To learn more about the course and when the next session starts please contact Pastor Rau.

 

Youth

DSC_9984.jpgJesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” With those words he shows how highly he values little children. We who follow Jesus value them too because we see them as gifts from his loving hand.

At First Lutheran, we strive to help parents in their God-given responsibilities of nurturing children and raising them in the training and instruction of the Lord and we place a high priority on this work in our ministry as we operate a Christian Day School. Here children learn about the wonders of God’s creation, how he ordered the world and continues to govern it for our good. These truths come through in every class from History and Religion to Math and Reading and Language. Teachers model Christian living and encourage students to follow Jesus’ loving example in the interactions with one another, with their parents and with their friends in their neighborhood.

Our 4-year old preschool begins to prepare students for Kindergarten while also laying a solid foundation in God’s Word.

Our Sunday School is a vital ministry as well. For one hour each week children ages 4-7th grade have the opportunity to dig in to a Bible Story, apply it to their lives and prepare a craft or other activity that reinforces what they have learned.

We have an annual Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 through 7th grade for one week in July. It is a time to study God’s Word in fun and unique ways, while reinforcing the truth that Jesus saves. VBS closes with a Thursday evening worship services and social time afterwards.

As children grow they face more and more challenges to their faith and more and more pressures to turn from the faith and faith-filled living to sin and the sinful vices of our culture and society. We have a youth ministry for students in 8th grade through high school. They meet on Sunday mornings to study God’s Word together, talk about life’s challenges and encourage one another. They also go on a variety of outings that build camaraderie and strengthen the bonds of love and faith they share together.