Welcome to Ignite Wednesdays, Our Saviour’s weeknight ministry for families, children, youth, and adults! Ignite is a place where kids, youth, adults, and families come alight with a growing, glowing, healthy relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Activities are offered for kids, age 3-K and grades 1-5, confirmation for middle schoolers, adult education sprinkled throughout the year, and Ignite Worship for ALL!
Ignite Wednesdays run Sept. 12, 2018 - May 8, 2019. New families may join at any time, September-May!
September 12 Parent/Child Orientation with Ignite Worship
- 4:30-6:25 p.m. Community Meal is served. All are welcome anytime during this period for dinner.
- 5:30 p.m. session start time - parents go to class with their children. Learn about the structure of the year and get a small sample of a "typical Wednesday" (families that have children in multiple programs, including confirmation, should attend the Confirmation session)
- 6:30 p.m. Ignite Worship - end the night worshiping as a family.
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Age-based Groupings - JAM/Connect
JAM JRs (Jesus and Me Juniors) 5:30-6:15 p.m., for age 3 through K
Jam JRs meets the unique needs of children age 3 (potty trained) through kindergarten. JAM JRs meet in their own special space with leaders who provide activities, circle time, music, and free play. Lessons are different than Sunday morning lessons.
JAM (Jesus and Me) 5:30-6:15 p.m., for grades 1 through 3
This age group is ready for more engaging and interactive learning. Each class will begin by finding the night’s Bible story in the Bible (have kids bring their Bible each Wednesday), followed by Rec Play. Rec Play is short for recreation play which allows students to have fun together playing games, doing creative activities, and building relationships with one another. Rec Play options rotate every 3 to 4 weeks and are driven by the passions of leaders and the interests of students. One of the options will be Bible Drama. Each week a group of students in Bible Drama will learn a skit for the story of the night. At 6:05 p.m. the entire group will come back for closing (parents and families are WELCOME). In closing, the Bible Drama Group will perform the story for the night, we will sing together, and end in prayer before going to worship.
Connect 5:30-6:30 p.m., for grades 4 and 5
These older kids are ready for a challenge and will be using the Connect Curriculum. Connect is Our Saviour’s bridge between JAM and Confirmation. This curriculum allows kids to dive deeper in their faith learning! The lessons for Connect match the lessons used on Sunday Mornings.
Is there a cost to JAM or Connect? No! Our Saviour’s views JAM and Connect as part of our baptismal vows as a congregation to grow our children in their faith. It is a grace filled ministry that is supported by the congregation.
Angelic Voices Choir—Angelic Voices is for children grade K and up. The choir will meet periodically on Wednesday Nights September through May, beginning Sept. 19. The choir will sing in worship about 2-3 times throughout the program year. Sign up with your children's ministry registration. For more info contact Kate, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ignite Wednesdays All ages
Community Meal - 4:30-6:25 p.m.
Ignite Worship - 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Worship is central to who we are at Our Saviour’s. Worship is part of how we grow closer in our relationship with Jesus. Kids learn by example and when you’re in worship together you have something in common to talk about, and you grow together. So, worship as a family, whether that be on a Wednesday night, Sunday morning, or both (the message is different)! All are welcome!
Bibles are given to 3-year-olds and 2nd graders. Click for Bible Class and Presentation details...
Kate Roettger is the Children's Ministry Director. Contact Kate with questions about any of our faith development programs designed for the littlest people in your world.
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Please note: On occasion, Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church may use group photographs of children/youth in the monthly newsletter, on the church website, or as part of a display in the Rotunda. Children/youth are not identified by name. If you have concerns about photographs possibly being used in this way, please contact Kate Roettger at 763-434-6117, ext. 116.