Children Youth & Families

Children, Youth & Families

at Central

All children, youth and families have a place at Central. We have different ministries and activities – something for everyone! Just take a look and see what we have coming up!

Summer 2019

Vacation Bible School (3-year-old to 5th grade) is June 24 – 28th from 9am – noon or 9am – 3pm. Click here for the Vacation Bible School Registration Form

High School Summer Service Trip (incoming 9th graders – outgoing 12th graders) to Spokane, Washington is July 7 – 13th and we still have some open spaces left! Contact Nick Tasker about going!

Musical Camp (for incoming 6th – outgoing 12th graders) July 29 – August 3rd with performances on Sunday, August 4th! Please email ElRay Stewart-Cook to register.


Join us at Camp Lutherwood Oregon for an amazing
summer of fun and growth!

Middle Schoolers will be at Camp Lutherwood the week of July 14-19th. You pick the Camp! Scholarships available upon request!

Family Camp At Camp Lutherwood (perfect for young families and first timers!) is July 19 – 21st and is a wonderful weekend retreat to reconnect with families and make some new friends! Financial assistance is available upon request!

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

The Nursery (18 month – 3 years old) operates from September – May and is open from 7:45 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. At Central Lutheran, we celebrate the presence of all ages in worship – your children are always welcome! We also understand that sometimes caregivers serve or engage in worship in ways that require their full attention. If that is true for you, our qualified and caring nursery staff are here to keep your little ones safe and entertained.

Godly Play (3 – 8 years old) is a Montessori based curriculum that is more than your grandparent’s Sunday school program! It enters into our heart’s innermost search for faith, to freely and openly wonder about God and God’s promises to us. Godly Play allows each child to meet the stories of the Bible with creative imagination and to absorb God’s promise of unconditional love.  Godly Play runs from September – May on Sunday mornings between our worship services from 9:45 – 10:45am.

Engage (8 – 11 years old) is our program designed for 3rd – 5th graders where they will begin to engage further with what the 10 Commandments, Worship, the sacraments, and the Apostle’s Creed mean in their lives today as they prepare themselves to enter into Confirmation. Come Engage with us Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 10:45 throughout September – May.

The Confirmation Program (11 – 14 years old) is an Affirmation of Baptism process. This sacred tradition is one in which we guide and educate middle schoolers to understand the historic faith and find ways to practice it in their daily living. Email Nick for more details.

High School Youth Group (14 – 18 years old) provides an opportunity to connect with peers.  Join us Sunday mornings from September – May from 9:45 – 10:45am  for breakfast treats and games of Splash (don’t worry we will teach you) as we engage with the Gospel assigned for the day. Periodic fun events, service projects, and trips especially for high school youth round out this program. Email Nick for more info.


If you have questions or comments, feel free to call or text Nick Tasker, the Minister to Children, Youth, & Families at (805) 758-1771 or email:




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