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From Birth to Legacy Planning


Trinity Klein Lutheran Church believes that spiritual formation starts in the home and is supported by the church.  Our Faith Milestones ministry is being created as a way for the church to walk alongside families through their life of faith.  Throughout the program, we recognize significant life stages and connect them to faith development.  Beginning at baptism our children and youth ministries partner with parents and children offering faith and developmental support.  We also know that significant life stages are present in and throughout adulthood such as engagement, marriage, parenting, empty nest, and legacy building for the future.  Through the Faith Milestones ministry, we want to journey with you through all these major stages helping to connect life and faith together. The Faith Milestones will incorporate spiritual conversations, devotions, rituals, and even gifts to commemorate the different moments in spiritual development.  There will be times when certain milestones are celebrated within the regular worship service with the whole congregation while others are celebrated among the families and individuals reaching the milestone. Over the next few years, we will be building out the milestones and making sure that families and individuals are aware of them and know how to participate.  We pray that this partnership ministry will help us bridge the gap between home and church that can occur in spiritual formation.

My Body, God's Gift | March 17th


Join us on Sunday, March 17th from 3:30-5:00 PM for “My Body, God’s Gift” milestone.  This milestone will help our 4th – 6th grade boys and girls learn about the physical and emotional changes and aspects of maturing into young women and men of God. 

This milestone gives parents an opportunity to come alongside their son or daughter in this learning process and grow together through it.  Girls/Ladies will meet in Room 116 while the boy/men will meet in the Surf Shack.  

Program Overview:

  • The excitement of growing into manhood and womanhood
  • Definition of puberty, emotional and physical developmental process of puberty
  • The reproductive system and its purpose in the development of human life
  • The importance of good hygiene and physical fitness
  • The importance of sharing with parents or guardians

CURRENT FAITH MILESTONES

Baptism
All Ages
Baptism
Upon Instruction

This is the first and most important of all Faith Milestones.  If you’ve not been baptized we invite you to contact one of our pastors and find out how you can be baptized.

My First Bible
2 Years
My First Bible
Offered as part of the Faith Steps Program

When every child completes the faith steps program that begins at birth and runs until they are two, they are given their first Bible.  Through this Milestone and the Faith Steps program, parents are encouraged to begin the process of discipleship with their little ones.

Spiritual Treasures
Grade 6 and Under
Spiritual Treasures
January 6, 2019

The Spiritual Treasures milestone lays the foundation for future milestones.  Here we build a faith chest to keep important moments in and learn why marking special spiritual events in our lives is important.

My Body God's Gift
Grades 5 & 6
My Body God's Gift
March 2019

As we grow and mature our body’s go through dramatic change.  Parents and students come together to learn what those changes are, what to expect, and how our bodies truly are a gift of God to be honored.  Dads join their sons while moms go with their daughters.

Confirmation
Grade 8
Confirmation
May 2019

Confirmation is a major milestone that leads establishes the foundation of doctrine and understanding of our faith.  Currently, a two-year program beginning in 7th grade, students gather weekly to learn and grow in their faith discovering the answers to such questions as, who is God, who am I, and what do I believe.

First Communion
Upon Instruction
First Communion

Receiving the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for the first time is a major milestone in our discipleship.  It shows that we have matured in our faith, learned the foundations of Christianity, and are able to come prepared to receive this blessed meal.  Adults complete the communion class while students go through their own instruction.

YOUTH STARS RETREAT
Grade 9-12
YOUTH STARS RETREAT
January 18-21, 2019

Each year High School students have the opportunity to participate in a life-changing retreat.

Senior Anointing
Grade 12
Senior Anointing
April 2019

Before heading off to college, students gather with their families for a service of blessing.  Special prayers, words, and Scriptures are spoken over each student and each is anointed in the name of Jesus Christ.

Becoming One
Engaged Couples
Becoming One
Offered Periodically

For all couples considering engagement and marriage or have already set a date for the special day.  In the class, couples will learn about marriage from a Christ-centered perspective and discover more about themselves and their partner.

ADULT STARS RETREAT
All Adults
ADULT STARS RETREAT
Annually (men & women)

A life-changing retreat that deepens your relationship with God and with others.  The men’s retreat takes place once a year in November while the women’s retreat happens in early spring.

Leaving a Legacy
All Adults
Leaving a Legacy
Offered Periodically

A Faith Milestone offered for all adults to walk them through legacy planning, including planning for funerals, financial gifts, and the impact a life of faithful stewardship can make for the Kingdom of God.