Volga, South Dakota 57071
1-605-627-9418
Volga, South Dakota 57071
1-605-627-9418

Ministries

Classes available onsite for God’s children ages 3 & 4.

After Church we offer Sunday School for K-6th starting at 10:45am

Discover your faith journey and embrace the Holy Spirit’s guidance in a supportive community environment designed for 7th and 8th graders.

Join Enriching adult education classes, where we explore faith, deepen our understanding, and strengthen our community together.

VBS

Vacation Bible School is an engaging summer program where children learn about faith, values, and community in a fun and interactive environment.

Programs include youth camps, adult and family camps, trip and adventure camps, day camps, servant learning events and more.

 


 

Following our worship service, we extend an invitation for children in grades K-6th to participate in Sunday School, which begins at 10:45am. Our Sunday School program is thoughtfully designed to provide a rich and engaging environment where children can explore and grow in their understanding of the Christian faith. With dedicated teachers and a curriculum tailored to their age group, children have the opportunity to delve into biblical teachings, engage in meaningful discussions, and participate in interactive activities that reinforce key lessons. We believe that Sunday School is not only a place for learning but also a space for building lasting friendships and nurturing spiritual development. Come join us as we journey together in faith!

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Confirmation Ministry Guidelines

Welcome to our Confirmation Ministry at First Lutheran Church! We believe in nurturing and guiding our youth as they grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and Lutheran doctrine. Our program is designed to equip 7th and 8th-grade students with the knowledge and tools they need to affirm their Baptism and deepen their relationship with God.

Youth Meetings

Our 7th and 8th-grade Youth meet every Wednesday to explore the basics of the Christian faith, the Bible, and Lutheran doctrine. This foundational training prepares them for the significant milestone of affirming their Baptism on the 1st Sunday of May in 8th grade.

Confirmation Guidelines

Biblical Understanding: Catechumens should develop a working knowledge of the Old and New Testament, including the books of the Bible and key faith texts.

The Catechism: Students will delve into the meaning of:

  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • The Apostles’ Creed

Worship Life: We encourage regular attendance at Worship and Youth Group meetings throughout the year. Additionally, students are expected to engage in Worship Discussion Guides and participate in family worship, fostering meaningful conversations about faith, prayer, and worship.

Faith Statement: As part of their Christian journey, catechumens will articulate their faith through words and deeds. With guidance from parents and our pastors, 10th-grade students will undertake a faith project or statement, while 8th-grade students will craft a one-page response to key questions about their faith.

Questions include:

  • Who am I?
  • What do I believe?
  • Why does Jesus matter in my life?
  • How do I express my faith?

Involvement in First Lutheran Ministry: Each student is encouraged to actively participate in the ministry of First Lutheran by assisting in worship services and engaging in servant activities throughout the year.

Faithbooking: Through journaling and reflection, students will document their faith journey and personal growth.

Contact Information

For any inquiries about our Confirmation Ministry, please reach out to our Education Coordinator, Tonya Beynon, at (605) 695-7345.

We look forward to walking alongside your child on their journey of faith!

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Following our worship service, we invite adults to participate in our Adult Education sessions, which begin at 10:45am. These sessions provide a valuable opportunity for deeper exploration of our faith and its practical applications in daily life. Led by knowledgeable facilitators, our Adult Education program covers a variety of topics, ranging from biblical studies and theology to contemporary issues facing our community and world. Whether you’re seeking to deepen your understanding of Scripture, engage in thought-provoking discussions, or simply connect with fellow seekers on the journey of faith, our Adult Education sessions offer a welcoming and enriching environment for growth and fellowship. Join us as we continue to learn, grow, and journey together in faith!

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VBS

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an exciting summer program hosted by our church, inviting children to embark on a journey of faith and discovery. Through captivating lessons, lively songs, and creative activities, kids explore biblical stories and values in a nurturing and inclusive environment. Our dedicated team of volunteers is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space where children can grow spiritually, forge lasting friendships, and experience the love of God in meaningful ways. Join us this summer for a week filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable memories at Vacation Bible School!”

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Keep Kids Camping is an exciting program at our church where children have the opportunity to raise funds to attend our enriching church camp. Through various fundraising activities and events, children not only earn the means to attend camp but also learn valuable lessons in teamwork, responsibility, and stewardship. This program not only provides financial support for families but also fosters a sense of community as children work together towards a common goal. At camp, children deepen their faith, forge lasting friendships, and create cherished memories that will inspire and sustain them on their spiritual journey. Keep Kids Camping is more than just a fundraiser—it’s a transformative experience that empowers children to grow in their relationship with God and with one another. Join us as we support our children in their quest to keep camping and keep growing in faith!

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Our vibrant youth group at FLC is a welcoming community where young people come together to grow spiritually, form lasting friendships, and make positive impacts in our church and beyond. Through engaging activities, dynamic discussions, and meaningful service projects, we aim to empower our youth to embrace their faith, discover their unique gifts, and navigate life’s journey with courage and compassion. Join us as we embark on an exciting adventure of faith, fun, and fellowship, where every member is valued and supported.

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