A central part of teaching the faith is to teach the language of faith. We begin this when our children are very young. Children often imitate things, and memorize things, before they fully understand them. This is the foundation of learning. By helping our children learn the language of faith at a young age, we are able to build on that foundation and teach them a deeper, more comprehensive understanding as they get older.
Our Sunday school classes are all given specific sections of the Small Catechism to learn each month. These sections of the Catechism are best learned by reading them a couple times a day. Reading out loud is also helpful. If your child is still too young to read them on their own, have them repeat after you. Reading through them a couple times a day does not take much time, but goes a long way toward building a foundation of faith.
The last Sunday of each month your child (Kindergarten-6th grade) will recite their memory work to another Sunday school teacher or other adult helper. Younger children will recite the memory work together as a class. We hope you will spend time with your child to help them be successful.