To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. – Ephesians 4:12-13

Learning

Faith formation is a vital part of who we are at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.  We offer opportunities to gather for people of all ages on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Take a peek to see how you and your family can join in the fun.  

 

Sunday School

Sunday School for all Ages: 9:40-10:40 am

Classes are offered during the traditional school year, September through May for three-year-olds through adults.  All age groups gather in the sanctuary for the opening and then break into age-appropriate groups.  Visitors are always welcome in any class.

 

Be sure to check the calendar to make be sure are hosting Sunday School.  Occasionally we have special events or joint services that cause us to cancel Sunday School.

 

Small Groups

Via de Cristo reunion groups

Individuals who have attended a Via de Cristo weekend are encouraged to continue in the spirit of the community by joining a “reunion” group. These are small groups that meet regularly to encourage and support one another in their journey with Christ.

Wednesday Evening 6:30 pm at APLC in the comfort room (small room in the narthex)

Friday Mornings 7:30 am at Bagels Plus in Fuquay-Varina

 

First Communion

Once or twice a year a first communion class is offered for those individuals who would like to learn more about the sacrament of holy communion.  Parents work with their child as they prepare.

 

AoB (Confirmation)

AoB (Affirmation of Baptism) is our confirmation ministry at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church. The purpose of the AoB Ministry at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church is to equip our youth and families so they may “continue in the covenant God made with them in Holy Baptism: To live among God’s faithful people, to hear the word of God and share in the Lord’s supper, to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people, following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.

 

When children are baptized, their families make vows on their behalf to raise them in the church and teach them about God. As children grow, they begin to make their own decisions. Affirmation of Baptism is a time of discernment for our youth, a time to explore their own faith more deeply and decide if they want to become adult members of the church with new vows.  In our church, this is typically done in the fall of one’s freshman year in high school.

 

The AoB program seeks to empower these young men and women to grow in faith by deepening their relationships with God, the church family, and their peers through worship, education, outreach, and fellowship.
To get more information about the AoB program please contact the church office for more details.