Faith Formation at Park View Mennonite Church
At Park View, we value biblical training, spiritual nurture, and intellectual stimulation that happens in our Sunday programs. we believe Christian education is important for all ages - from our youngest children to our oldest adults. Those who attend worship on Sunday morning services tend to agree. Over 70% participate in a class.
In addition to the "education" that happens, Faith Formation classes fill a need for fellowship, friendship, and care-giving. Each youth and adult class has a designated "class care-giver" who helps ensure that class members support each other in times of need. Classes often plan fellowship activities beyond Sunday morning. Information on our Adult Faith Formation Program can be found here.
Nursery Care provided for infants (through age 2) so that parents can attend their own Sunday school class.
We also welcome college-aged adults and have a number of special activities designed for them!
Age-appropriate materials by Mennonite Publishing Network are used for teaching Bible stories, encouraging the creativity of children, and developing friendships.
Ages 3-4 meet in room 4-5 for Bible stories and activities. Children from age 3 through Grade 5 meet immediately after the morning service downstairs for our Shine Time. This includes a Kids’ Café, where immediately following the service, we welcome you to your own time of snacks and fellowship downstairs in room 17. Sing Out, a chance to move our bodies and join our voices in song. Scripture Speaks where special guests present this week's Bible Story. And Activity Time with a craft or activity related to the Bible story, in two age-based groups. Grades K-2 in room 10, and grades 3-5 in room 8.
Junior High Class (grades 6-8) - Guides the Junior High (JYF) in Bible study, discussing issues of Christian faith, and other activities. The group meets in room 14A.
Youth Class (grades 9-12) - The youth class (MYF) meets in the balcony, studying the biblical story and discussing issues pertinent to the church and their own Christian lives.