Children & Youth

“Let your light shine before others that they see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”Matthew 5:16

At every Baptism, we hear these words of Jesus. Helping children and youth know God and God’s love in their life and encouraging them to let their light shine is what Children, Youth, and Family Ministry is all about at Incarnation. This is a cooperative venture! Our goal is to partner with parents to help them (and other caring adults) live out the promises made their at baptism to raise their children in the Christian faith and life and to provide opportunities for children, youth, and families to experience God’s love and forgiveness in a fun, safe, and open environment.

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Children, Youth and Family Overview

Family Ministry

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” ~Deuteronomy 6:4-9

The Family Ministries at Incarnation seek to equip and empower parents to be the primary influencers of faith development for their children and their famies. We do this by partnering with parents through the Faith Stepping Stones Ministry, offering Family Camps, small groups and inviting special speakers to come and share creative ideas to integrate your faith with everyday life. Also, once a month we offer great opportunities for families to serve together through the Faith in Action ministries. These are designed to have families serve alongside one another by being the hands and feet of Christ in the world. Visit the Family Ministry page. For more information please contact Pastor Joel Vander Wal.

SPARK Sunday & Wednesday (PreK – 4)

During SPARK Sunday or Wednesday children have an opportunity to connect with God, friends, and caring adults in an engaging environment.  Children 3 years of age (by September 1) through 4th grade will grow in their faith as they explore God’s Word and learn to connect their faith with their daily lives.  Visit the SPARK Ministry page. For more information please contact Rebecca Christiansen.

IGNITE Ministry (Grades 5 – 9)

IGNITE Ministry at Incarnation is for students in grades 5-9. IGNITE 5-6 ministry prepares students for Confirmation and meets September through May in Small Groups. IGNITE 7-9 Confirmation is preparation for young people to publicly affirm the promises made at their baptism. IGNITE Confirmation is based on a small group model with single gender groups lead by an adult guide. Focus is on connecting, learning, and service. IGNITE Ministry also offers fellowship events and summer ministry camps and trips. For more information please contact Shawna Berg.

FLAME Ministry (Grades 9 – 12)

FLAME is designed to help young people in 9th – 12th grades figure out ways to live out their faith in daily life while letting God’s love shine through them into the world. Visit the FLAME Ministry page. For more information please contact Kristin Bloxham.

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