Kids & Students Discipleship Hour (9:45am)

Kids & Students Discipleship Hour (9:45am)

Every Sunday, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Location: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Rd, Houston, TX US 77058

Website: https://www.gdlc.org/discipleship/kids-students/

Our Kids & Student ministry areas encourage families to seek Christ first in all things and equips parents to be the primary faith formers for their children. We offer a variety of ministries for all ages, children through high school. Click on any of the specific ministry areas to learn more. For a deeper dive on our Kids & Student Ministries, click here.

Kids Jr (Infant-Kindergarten)

We believe that God works faith in all stages of life. Our ministry to babies (birth through age 2) is focused on helping these little ones with very basic Biblical truths in a safe and secure environment. Our preschoolers (age 3 through Kindergarten) begin to experience more structure during their time at church. The kids enjoy learning through stories, games, and other fun activities in their classes. Kids Jr operates every Sunday morning 8:30am-12pm in our Kids Jr room, located in the hallway to the left of the Welcome Center. If you are not able to meet in-person, lessons are available online at 8:10 & 10:45am before our worship services and posted on our Kids Jr webpage Monday mornings.

Kids Jr & Kids Parent Group | Dei Break Café
We have a Parent Group that meets at 9:45am at the tables outside of Dei Break Café. Drop off your kids in Kids Jr or Kids, grab a cup of coffee and come sit with other parents. It is a great opportunity for parents to connect with each other and grow in God's Word.

Kids (1st-5th Grade)

Kids is strengthening environment for families with children based around a small group/large group system. Kids is organized in such a way that parents and children can praise and learn together, which strengthens the family itself and the family's tie to God. All children grades 1st-5th are welcome to join us. We meet weekly  in the Kids Room, located across the Life Center from the main entrance.

Kids Jr & Kids Parent Group | Dei Break Café
We have a Parent Group that meets at 9:45am at the tables outside of Dei Break Café. Drop off your kids in Kids Jr or Kids, grab a cup of coffee and come sit with other parents. It is a great opportunity for parents to connect with each other and grow in God's Word.

6th Grade BIBLE STUDY | Student Center 196

6th Grade students are invited to join us for Bible Study as they walk through key stories and concepts of Scripture throughout the year in experiential ways! For more information, email Matt Kortze.

6th Grade Parent Group | Student Center 194
6th Grade parents will have different opportunities to connect with other parents and to grow alongside their students this year. Once Large Group discussion is done, parents will have the opportunity to meet as a group to be able to discuss the lesson, especially how it may pertain to their children or how they can ask their student questions about it. For more information, email Matt Kortze.

7th and 8th Grade CONFIRMATION | Student Center 292/294

Students are invited to join us for Confirmation classes throughout the year for a unique learning experience! Both 7th & 8th Grade students will explore the Old and New Testaments. For more information, email Matt Kortze.

Confirmation is a special time in the life of our middle school students. It provides them a defined opportunity to grow in the faith that you spoke over them in their baptism!

Confirmation for 7th and 8th grade students begins again on September 12th. No matter where you are in the Confirmation process, we need you to fill our a registration form so that we know who to expect! This helps us plan accordingly for small groups and tells us how many sets of lessons to print! Whether you are an incoming 7th grade student, returning 8th grade student, or an 8th grade student who would like to get involved, we need to know that you plan to join us for Confirmation.

Register here by September 5th

Confirmation Parent Group | Student Center 294
Confirmation parents will have different opportunities to connect with other parents and to grow alongside their students this year. Once Large Group discussion is done, parents will have the opportunity to meet as a group to be able to discuss the lesson, especially how it may pertain to their children or how they can ask their student questions about it. For more information, email Matt Kortze.

9th-12th Grade Bible Study

High school students are invited to join us as we grow deeper in our walk with Jesus every morning! As we start out the new school year, we are diving into a new topic - Christian sexuality. Starting on September 19th, and for the next 9 weeks, we will be taking a look at what God's desire for sex, gender, and identity means for each of us! Check out the trailer below. We meet weekly in the Student Center Chat Room. If you have any questions please email Ross Owens.

September 12th | Fall Kick-Off
September 19th | God's Lovestory
September 26th | Authority of God and Scripture
October 3rd | Shame and Forgiveness
October 10th | Sex and Marriage
October 17th | Singleness and Intimacy
October 24th | Porn and Masturbation
October 31st | Dating and Friendships
November 7th | Sex in the iWorld
November 14th | Following Jesus in This Sexualized Age

High School Parent Group
While students are meeting with their peers and small group leaders, we will have a concurrent Bible study option for parents of high school students. Parents will meet to learn much of the same information that their students are learning while also having the opportunity to encourage one another in faith and their walk as leaders in their homes. Join us on September 12th for an overview of the series and a roadmap for the coming weeks. Parents will meet in Student Center Room 198. For more information please email Ross Owens.

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