The mandate of the Christian Education Ministry is to provide programs of Christian education that are attractive to people of all ages that they may grow in faith, participate in the life of the Christian community and be active witnesses to Christ in the world. As a ministry, we strive to expand our reach to encompass as many people as possible and coincide our goals to the overall goals of the church set by session.
Sunday School is offered for children ages 3 through Grade 6 during worship on a rotation schedule. The program includes Bible stories, crafts, music, and discussion about God and His love.
Our Nursery is for children under the age of 3 who are cared for by dedicated volunteers.
Several regular periods of time are set aside each week for those who wish to gather and communicate with God about issues which are close to their hearts whatever those concerns may be—international, national, local, or personal. Anyone who wishes to become a part of one of those groups is asked to contact the church at 705-324-4842 and ask for details.
SAYF . . . that's the St. Andrew's Youth Fellowship and it's for kids in grades 7 through 12. If that's you, we invite you to join our group which meets on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. We also meet one Friday evening per month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The evening is spent doing a fun group activity sometimes at the church and sometimes away from the church. There is always a really good snack and you can even bring a friend. Call the church at 705-324-4842 for up-to-date information.
The library is open at any time the church is and members are free to sign out anything of interest to them. Books, Magazines, CDs, DVDs & Videos for all ages are available in the Library and in our Sunday School areas.
Alpha is an 11-week program given once a year, usually in the spring. It is an opportunity to come and explore the Christian faith, asking such questions as “Who is Jesus?” and “Why did Jesus Have to Die?” These are only two of the topics covered. We have a time of fellowship over a meal, which is followed by a time of worship. Afterward, the group breaks up into small groups where they discuss the topic for that evening. It is a time to ask questions and to explore the meaning of life. Close friendships are formed and people grow in their understanding of what faith is all about. The program concludes with a Celebration Dinner.
In addition, we offer small group Bible studies twice a year - a ten-week program in the fall and an eight-week program that coincides with the Alpha program in the spring. We try to offer the Bible studies that are designed to follow and enhance the understanding gained in the initial Alpha program and then, for those who have completed these, we try to offer courses that will interest people and draw them into a closer walk with God.
VBS Kids’ Camp is offered to children in JK to Grade 6 each summer. Bible lessons, music, drama, and a trip to Cedar Park Water Park.