Teachers and parents can download the curriculum currently being used on Sundays by clicking "Download PDF" below.
Emmaus Christian Fellowship's Children and Youth Ministry is driven by and centered on five biblical truths regarding pre-adult discipleship. In addition to the five truths, Emmaus has developed five practical responses for effectively applying these truths, which are listed below. While these are brief statements and need more clarification, we encourage you to listen to the sermon entitled "Pre-Adult Discipleship at Emmaus" and read a number of different articles on this website related to rite of passage and catechism.
Foundational Truth 1: Here at Emmaus, we believe that the responsibility of raising a child lies at the feet of the parents, especially fathers.
Emmaus' Response » Our Children and Youth Ministry will focus not only on encouraging the faith of the children and youth but also on supporting parents in their calling to nurture their children's spiritual development.
Foundational Truth 2: The church community is called to be actively involved in supporting the efforts of parents as they raise their children.
Emmaus' Response » The congregation must diligently pursue multigenerational relationships within the community of believers.
Foundational Truth 3: It is not good enough to teach right behavior; we must also teach right beliefs.
Emmaus' Response » Therefore, Emmaus will strive to teach, encourage and equip our families and children with correct and complete doctrine.
Foundational Truth 4: Setting objectives is an important aspect in the development of a child's character and spiritual growth.
Emmaus' Response » The use of a catechism is an effective means to objectively teach a child the commands and truths of scripture.
Foundational Truth 5: The community of faith and the individual child need to know when adulthood is reached.
Emmaus' Response » A rite of passage that consists of a preparation phase, celebration phase, and emerging adult phase will help the community and individual recognize and celebrate the reaching of adulthood.
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Here are some articles that help to think through the need for catechism, rite of passage, and creeds within the modern church:
Catechism at Emmaus Christian Fellowship
Rite of Passage at Emmaus Christian Fellowship
Word & Sacrament:
No Doctrinal Education, No Disciples:
Creed or Chaos?
Books on family and parenting: