Committee for Learning
Our Savior Lutheran Church
Sunday School isn't just catechism anymore!  Our curriculums are as varied as the
congregation we serve.  Classes may be lecture, video, bible, workbook, or discussion
based.  While some classes do require preparation and feedback, most only ask
members to join in as they feel comfortable.  In any circumstance, teachers and
students are always learning together, and we have found that discussion is usually the
best teaching tool of all.  Many lasting friendships are a direct result of the classroom,
and it doesn't take long to feel you are among old and dear friends.

This committee oversees many aspects of Christian growth for OSLC.  We review, plan
and coordinate the adult Sunday school program, striving to meet the education and

Christian growth needs of this congregation.  W
e help plan holiday and summer
programs and special events, such as Rally Day and Vacation Bible S
chool.  We
coordinate with the pastoral staff to schedule weekday and evening courses that tend
to be more in-depth and require extended bible study.  Also, we may schedule special
events that we feel will be of value to our congregation.   The Learning Committee
usually meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Friendship Room.  
Check the calendar.

This committee also manages the adult library.  

We need volunteers with a passion for biblically-based Christian education willing to
serve the needs of the people.  Besides committee work, we need classroom facilitators
and new ideas for programs and special events.

Sunday school classes are at 10:45 a.m. during the regular school year.

Nursery:  The nursery is available during the education hour and the late service for
children up to 4 years old.  It is located in the office building.
Crayons & coloring books
are in the entrance area (Narthex) for younger children to use during worship.  A
changing table is in the woman's bathroom next to the Sanctuary.  

New Member Classes are offered as needed.

Portals of Prayer: These little books of daily devotions are available in the office and
Narthex for those who would like them.
Youth Education
Sunday School Superintendent: This person enhances the Sunday school program,
coordinating the teachers, their curriculum, and the needed supplies for the classes.  
The Superintendent also coordinates special events such as Rally Day and Vacation
Bible Experience.

Sunday School Teachers:  Fulfilling the promises made at baptism is an important
responsibility of the Sunday school teachers as well as all believers.  Teachers as well
as substitute teachers are needed to teach preschool, elementary, middle school, high
school and adult classes.  If you have a special interest or gift to share God's Word with
others, then you need to get involved.  Consider team teaching with another person.

Vacation Bible School:  During the summer, VBS is offered.  Many volunteers are
needed to make this successful each year.  Positions to be filled are teachers,
assistants, music, meal or snack providers, crafts directors, and possibly field trip
supervisors and drivers.

Middle School and High School Youth: L.O.S.T. (Lutherans out seeking truth):
Twice a month our youth meet for faith growing and sharing.  We have special activities
all through the year.  Check the calendar.

Camps; Our congregation supports Cross Trails Ministry in many ways.  Our
Confirmation Class attends a special Confirmation Camp at either Camp Chrysalis or
Ebert Ranch Camp and other youth within our congregation are encouraged to
participate in camping programs appropriate to age and interest.  Cross Trails
Expeditions (trips "with a purpose") have also been supported and enjoyed by
members of our congregation.  For information about any of these camping
experiences,  please contact the church office and/or  visit the Cross Trails website at
www.crosstrails.org.  

The ELCA National Youth Gathering for high school-age youth takes place every
three years and is about faith formation, worship, study, fellowship, service and play.  It
is an opportunity for youth to engage in worship and fellowship with peers from across
the United States and the world who share a common commitment and faith in Christ.  
The next Youth Gathering will be held July 15-19, 2015, in Detroit, Michigan. (from
ELCA.org/YouthGathering)

For additional information on any of our programs, please contact the church office.