EDUCATION 
Calvary Lutheran Church has a long history of making education a priority. Calvary supports and houses Genesis Christian Preschool; Sunday School for both children and adults; Confirmation classes; Bible study groups; Youth groups; Vacation Bible School; an in-house library of Christian literature and videos and more. Calvary strives to offer educational opportunities to blend Christian unity with learning, serving, and fun. In addition, Calvary has supported and mentored pastoral seminary interns.
 
 
 
  Genesis Christian Preschool          

Calvary houses an amazing preschool called Genesis Christian Preschool. Genesis is specifically geared toward children ages 3-4 years old who will not be going to Kindergarten the following year. We emphasize socialization and early learning skills such as understanding colors, shapes and numbers. Genesis is in session Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the school year from 9 – 11 a.m. Parents have the option of sending their child all three days or just Monday and Wednesday. There are always two teachers in the classroom, both whom hold Bachelors degrees in Early Childhood Education.

 

If you have a child who is 3-4 years old, or know someone who does, consider Genesis Christian Preschool for their education. For more information about the Genesis program, or to register, click on the Registration Packet below. For a look at what we do in the classroom check us out on Facebook.

 

 
 
 
 
  Sunday School
Sunday School is held, for children in grades Pre-K to Fifth Grade, between worship services, during the Sunday School hour, 9:20 – 10:20 a.m., September through May. Enrolling your child for Sunday School is an important step in nurturing your child in the Christian faith.

 

We are using the Sparkhouse Holy Moly curriculum. If you haven’t already enrolled your child in Sunday School, you won’t want to miss out on this fun learning experience. Register today! (Click on the form below).
 

REGISTRATION FORM

 

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions about Sunday School please contact Youth Ministries Coordinator Katy Tomlanovich (920-494-2431 ext. 109 or katy@calvarygb.com) or Pastoral Assistant Chad Welch (920-494-2431 ext. 103 or chad@calvarygb.com).
 
 
 
 
Vacation Bible School
Each Summer Calvary Lutheran Church offers a one-week Vacation Bible School for children in four-year-old Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Dates and theme for the 2018 Vacation Bible School will be announced in the spring. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please contact Youth Ministries Coordinator Katy Tomlanovich (920-494-2431 ext. 109 or katy@calvarygb.com) or Pastoral Assistant Chad Welch (920-494-2431 ext. 103 or chad@calvarygb.com).
 
 
 
 

 Confirmation
Calvary’s Confirmation program seeks to equip students to grow in lifelong faith through fostering a connection between what is taught in class, their experience in worship, and their daily lives, and to understand they are a vital and valued part of God’s mission in this place and the world.  Click on the link below to register for the 2017-18 school year.

Confirmation Registration form 2017          

       

Confirmation Orientation & Important Dates for the Year…

Confirmation fall classes began on Sunday, September 17, 2017, and continue to Sunday, November 12, 2017. Registration forms are available above (click on the Confirmation Registration form 2017 link).

 

Important dates for Confirmation families

 

Sunday, November 12 ~ Last day of Confirmation fall session.
 

Wednesday, November 15 ~ Dinner and worship with Confirmation Students & their families at Calvary beginning at 6 p.m.

Sunday, January 14 ~ First day of Confirmation winter session

Sunday, March 11 ~ Last day of Confirmation winter session

Saturday, April 7 ~ 8th Grade Confirmation Overnight Retreat at Calvary

Saturday, April 28 ~ 8th Grade Confirmation rehearsal at 10 a.m

Sunday, April 29 ~ Confirmation Service at 10:30 a.m. 

 

Confirmation is a three-year program beginning in the fall of sixth grade and concluding in the spring of the eighth grade year. Special emphasis is given to the Bible, Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, the Lutheran Church, worship, and faith development. Confirmation classes are separated by grade (6th, 7th, 8th) and meet on Sunday mornings from 9:20 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Every grade has a yearly Confirmation retreat and 7th grade students attend one week of summer Bible camp. Eighth graders will participate in Faith Outings designed to enhance classroom curriculum.
 
It is our goal to engage our young people, on a personal faith journey, through large and small group discussions, guided activities, retreats, and special projects. We strive to provide a meaningful yet engaging Confirmation ministry. We do not attempt to be Bible scholars. We do attempt to guide our students in a manner that promotes self-discovery and the development of an ongoing faith that is centered in Jesus Christ. The Affirmation of Baptism, or Confirmation, marks the completion of Calvary’s three-year program. Eighth graders who have completed all the requirements, and are ready to publicly profess the faith into which they were Baptized, are Confirmed on the last Sunday of April.
 
WHY DO WE PRACTICE CONFIRMATION? The Lutheran church believes, teaches, and practices infant Baptism because we believe God’s Holy Spirit can and does give faith, even to infants. Confirmation is an opportunity to give the person, who was Baptized as an infant, to stand up on their own to publically affirm their faith they received in Baptism. While Confirmation is not required in the Bible, it is an important heritage to Lutherans. Confirmation is a personal and voluntary act that connects people to the congregational membership. By being Confirmed, a person is publicly proclaiming they have studied the Bible, the doctrine of the Lutheran Church, and they believe in it and trust in Jesus as their Savior.
 
For more information please contact Confirmation & Middle and High School Youth Ministries Coordinator Katy Tomlanovich (katy@calvarygb.com or 494-2431).
 

 
 
  Adult Education
 
Calvary offers several opportunities to delve deeper into God’s word. Bible studies, and other educational opportunities, are offered throughout the year.
Current Offerings:
Adult Bible Study – Sundays 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. New people are welcome.
Women’s Bible Study – Once a month on a Monday. New people are welcome. Contact the Office for more information.
Men’s Bible Study – Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Committee Room from 7:00-8:30 p.m. New people are welcome.
Women’s Bible Study – Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. New people are welcome. Contact the Office for more information.
Wednesday Mornings Bible Study at Denny’s on Oneida Street, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. New people are welcome.
Calvary College – Current offering, date/time, TBA