– Learning to Love God and Love Neighbor –
We teach age appropriate Bible stories in every class and grade level. We believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God and tells us the story of our brokenness and God’s work through Jesus Christ to fix the whole creation.
Early Childhood classes emphasize God’s love for us and His work through family and school to take care of us. A the Elementary level, students learn how God works to redeem, heal and equip us to live as his a gens caring for others. By middle school the focus is on applying the stories to life as Bible study, mission, Christian history and comparative religion enter the curriculum.
The center of the life of a follower of Christ is in public worship. While it is our hope that every family at St. James Lutheran School has a Chicago church home, we still find great value in the gathering of our students to receive God’s grace and sing His praise. Chapels are a weekly assembly in small groups to focus our students on God as the provider of all good things and the author of their life and salvation. Through age appropriate songs, prayers and messages, our students learn to worship and appreciate the importance of grace and forgiveness.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
A day camp for children, which takes place at the beginning of June or end of August depending on their grade in school. The 2016 theme is Kingdom Games! Each day features a new adventure in this fun, exploration of our faith in Christ. For a full schedule and to register click here!
Confirmation is a process of a baptized individual making a confirmation of their baptism. Jesus says in Matthew 28, “Make disciples of all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
Historically, confirmation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church is based upon Luther’s Small Catechism. Our process follows this same tradition and adds a few components to help to contextualize our life in faith in the 21st century. We have developed a list of short courses to be flexible for our busy schedules. Each session is offered on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Click here for class information and registration.