Grace Lutheran Church offers a dynamic Christian Education program for children from birth through High School Graduation. Newborns are immediately placed upon the congregation’s Cradle Roll. The parents and children receive materials from the church at specific times until the child turns 3 years old, at which time the child is enrolled in Sunday School. Sunday School is for children 3 years old through 8th Grade. In 9th Grade, children become a part of the congregation’s Youth Group. The children of the Sunday School participate in Bible Study lessons, sing in worship periodically, go on an annual Sunday School overnight camp retreat, learn about and support a different mission each month, and participate in other special activities throughout the year, including service projects to show the love of Christ to the community at large. Sunday School meets year-round Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
Children entering 9th Grade are invited to become a part of the Youth Group. We have Bible Study each Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m., emphasizing topics relevant to High School youth. The Youth Group has taken part in weekend Youth Retreats, an annual Lock-in at the church, and participated in Service Projects to benefit the congregation and the local community.
Lutheran Development Ministry of Lakewood, Inc. (Grace Preschool)
Grace Preschool was founded in 2008 as a community outreach ministry of Lutheran Development Ministry of Lakewood, Inc. (LDML.) LDML is a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church, and is a registered non-profit organization in the State of Ohio. Grace Preschool is an Early Childhood Center licensed by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS).
Philosophy and Goals
Grace Preschool is a quality early learning environment that supports the needs of the whole child: emotional, social, cognitive, physical and spiritual. We believe that children learn by being active participants, so our classroom environment focuses on providing quality hands-on creative learning opportunities. Our philosophy is to help children achieve their highest potential and to bring out their individual talents and gifts. We believe that children need to feel safe, secure and accepted so that they are free to learn and grow. We believe that, as Christ first loved us, we are to love one another. We show that love by welcoming and affirming each child’s unique abilities and interests. We welcome the family as partners in this process and encourage their participation through the sharing of their interests, talents and family traditions. Our goal is to provide your child with a balanced early learning experience that fosters curiosity about God’s world and joy in learning.
Grace Preschool 13030 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107 216-529-1081
Director/Lead Teacher: Bonita Sears
Kids Church is an evangelistic outreach to the children of the Lakewood Community. The program is designed for children ages 4 through 11. The program includes Bible Stories, games, songs, skits and a free lunch for the children and their parents. Kids’ Church meets on the first three Saturdays of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Adult Bible Classes
Adult Bible Classes meet Sunday Mornings at 9:15 a.m. and Thursday Mornings at 11:00 a.m at the church. Classes include topical studies, books of the Bible, and evangelism/witness training. A men’s Bible Study meets two Saturday mornings a month at 7:00 a.m. at the church, afterwards the men and their spouses meet for breakfast at a local restaurant.
Youth & Adult Confirmation Classes
We encourage children entering 7th Grade to enroll in Confirmation Class, a two-year program of study of the Bible and of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. We offer classes for non-Lutheran adult inquirers as they express interest.
Cleveland Lutheran High School Association (CLHSA)
Grace Lutheran Church is a member of the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association (CLHSA). The CLHSA is an association of Greater Cleveland Area Lutheran Congregations that support Lutheran East High School in Cleveland Heights and Lutheran West High School in Rocky River. High School students from CLHSA congregations receive scholarship assistance to attend the Lutheran High Schools. Both Lutheran East and Lutheran West are recognized for their commitment to teaching the Christian Faith, their emphasis on academic excellence, and service beyond the campus. For more information, visit www.clhsa.org