Seekers welcomes children, youth, and families to share in the caring and spiritual growth that the community offers. We’re multi-generational and value the different gifts and challenges that God gives us at different ages. Seekers offers opportunities for families to participate in Sunday morning worship as well as a variety of other activities.
The early part of each service typically includes a short word for the children structured around the lectionary for that week. This children’s word is a time when we intentionally communicate our Christian perspective with the children of our community. Click here for the guidelines for those who offer the children’s word.
At Seekers, we know each child and care about their development. The goal of Seekers’ Sunday School is to provide children and youth with basic knowledge of the Bible; to encourage them to explore and discuss their own relationships with God, Jesus, and the world around them; and to see themselves as an integral part of the Seekers community.
Classes are grouped by age, beginning with the nursery. Each class is usually led by two adults. We use a diversity of approaches throughout the year, sometimes focusing on a single Bible story for several weeks at a time, and sometimes following the lectionary readings for the week. The children experience scripture through drama and role-play, crafts, and other hands-on activities. They engage in active discussion about how these stories form our Christian faith and about what they say to us today. Because different adults are involved throughout the year (for multi-week sessions), children have the opportunity to develop relationships with a variety of adults in the community and experience the diversity of ways that individual Seekers approach our shared faith tradition.
Youth are welcome to participate in classes of the School for Christian Growth, held on Tuesday evenings throughout the year.