Lutherans have a strong tradition of lifelong learning. The first and primary place wherein the Christian faith is learned is the household. Thus, Luther’s Small Catechism – a collection of teachings in question and answer form presenting the basics of the faith: The Ten Commandments, The Creed, The Lord’s Prayer, The Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion, and Daily Prayer – presents each portion with the introduction: as the head of household is to teach it to their household.
Along through history the responsibility for passing on the basics of the faith was relegated to Church leaders, who at various times and places have done a better or worse job of it. The tradition of Sunday School classes arose over time in response to the need for orphans to be taught, but has grown to include all members of a congregation.
At Reformation we offer Sunday School classes for youth from pre-K through 6th grade. 7th and 8th graders participate in a 2-year program of Confirmation preparation. Educational opportunities for everyone from High School through adulthood are offered in a variety of formats and at various times throughout each month.