Children’s Ministries

Young ones are a critical part of our congregational life. Their sense of wonder is a gift to us all. We believe families are the most important influence in a child’s faith development, so we partner with you to help your children discover God’s love and to live their developing faith in everyday life.

2022 Summer Programs

Age 3 – Grade 6
May – August 2022

Explore God’s awesomeness with us this Summer. Check out our Summer 2022 brochure to see exactly what your adventures could look like in the coming months. Make sure to ask questions of Normandale Lutheran staff, volunteers, and previous explorers. Register and plan today.

Sunday School

Age 3 – Grade 4
Sundays, starting September 26
10:40-11:20 am

Your children will learn bible stories and themes in their current grade-level groups rotating through stations such as bible storytelling, art, science, cooking, music, in 4 week workshops.

Interested in being a workshop leader?

There is a new rotational model for you this year. You can choose to lead a workshop 4 weeks at a time, based on your availability, rather than a full year commitment.

Grade 5 and 6 Pre-Confirmation

Grades 5-6
Wednesdays, starting September 29
7:00 – 7:45 pm 

New! We have created a new pre-confirmation experience for your older kids. We’re excited to engage them in a more age-appropriate level of learning, while building community and excitement for the confirmation program, which will begin in grade 7.

Questions? Click HERE to contact Children’s Ministry Director, Lily Askegaard.

Faith Markers

Age 3 – Grade 5

Milestones in a child’s life, Faith Markers help connect families to each other and to the congregation. As a beautiful coincidence, these opportunities also strengthen your family’s relationship with God.
*Faith markers, a part of the Sunday School curriculum, are on hold during the pandemic.

First Communion

Grades 3-5

We extend a special invitation for communion instruction for families with children in grades 3-5, but also welcome instruction for younger children and their families. Whether this is your child’s first communion or your child has communed for many years, this instruction is a time to find deep connection in this sacrament of the Lutheran church. The next retreat will be held March 13, 2022.

To learn more, click HERE to contact Kari Warnke, Director of Children’s Ministry.

It's a really fun and welcoming place. I like the people at Normandale, they make me feel important.

- Torger Ohe, NLC Youth Member

Children’s Choirs

Music is a priority here, and we start building strong voices early! We invite all kindergarten through grade 6 students to participate in our active choir program. It’s one of the reasons we have such a strong adult choir. Celebrations are so much richer and more spirited when children sing!

Children & Family

Kids Faith Connect (KFC)

Age 4 – grade 6

While you enjoy your Wednesday night church activities, bring your kids to connect with their friends in faith. They’ll be “edutained” with crafts, games, and lots more fun!

*Kids Faith Connect is on hold during the pandemic.

Normandale Preschool and Blessing Place

For the youngest members of our community, faith-based educational experiences are offered through Normandale Preschool (age 33 months to 5 years) and Blessing Place (age 18-33 months).

Contact Us

Have general questions about Children’s Ministries?
Click HERE to reach out to Kari Warnke, Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries or call her at 952.977.9350.
Click HERE to reach out to Ian McConnell, Pastor of Emerging Generations, or call him at 952.977.9380.
Kari and Ian are always happy to help and share more!

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