The mission of Christian Education at Good Shepherd is to join with children and youth in worshiping God, while guiding them in their faith journey, as we deepen our own faith, and together create disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

Current News

We are planning our summer trip to England!  See the brochure for more information.

Regular Christian Education Programs

Fall Kick Off

All Hallows Eve / All Saint’s Day Celebration

Advent Wreath Making

Christmas Pageant

Children’s Christmas Service

Epiphany Celebration

Lenten Devotional and Donation Drive

Good Friday Children’s Event

Easter Sunday

Communion Introduction

Senior Sunday

Summer Church School

 

Goals of Christian Education

Participate in Worship: Church School takes place during the first half of the Sunday service; while the scripture is being read a sermon is being given the children are receiving similar instruction, but on their level. After, children and teachers come in for Eucharist. Children are also encouraged to be active in worship through our acolyte program.

Biblical Literacy: We begin by teaching the stories in the Bible and thinking about what they teach us. We then learn to interpret these stories and apply them to our own lives.

Spiritual Community: We form a community of love and acceptance. We help each other grow in faith.

Learn to Serve: Christian Education participates in outreach programs. Through these programs we teach care and compassion for others. We also develop Christian humility for ourselves.

Confirmation: We encourage teenagers to participate in Confirmation. This process reaffirms the covenant made at their baptism.

Deepen Relationships: We want everyone to deepen and explore their relationship with God. We hope each person continues passing on that knowledge and experience.

 

Volunteering

We have a fantastic group of volunteers helping us fulfill the mission of Christian Education. Volunteers are  fulfilling a call, making a difference in lives, learning, and having fun. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer email Kourtni Brown at ce@goodshephernewton.org.

 

Safe Church

The Diocese of Massachusetts encourages parishes to participate in the Safe Church Program.  The Safe Church programs gives church workers and gives volunteers knowledge about potential safety risks and enable us to put child safety first.