Growing in Faith

We Grow in Faith…

Here at St. Jacob’s, all of us are constantly in the process of growing in faith.  There is no graduation from this lifelong walk with Jesus Christ!  The Holy Spirit will always be working in each of us.  

Faith formation can take the form of studying the Bible, serving someone dinner, learning how to live generously, exploring theology,  or simply having a good conversation, among many other things.  Our goal is to teach and practice the Christian faith in as many ways as possible.

At Home

Did you know that the best and most important place to grow in faith and pass it on to our children is at home?  Martin Luther taught that parents were like “bishops of a household.”  He wrote the Small Catechism specifically for parents to instruct their children.  While we feel it is also very important for experienced teachers to provide instruction, it all starts with what happens at home.  You don’t have to be an “expert.”  What’s important is bringing faith practices into everyday life, like praying before meals, collecting items for those in need, and setting an example for our children.


On Sunday: Sunday School

Adult Class Children’s Class (K-5th) Youth Class (Middle and High)
9:45-10:45 am 9:45-10:45am 9:45-10:45am
Conversation on the main Bible text Explores the main Bible text with activities and fun Conversation on the main Bible text,with creativity and a chance to share.

Youth Group: Our youth group meets often to have fun, explore the Bible and share faith, and serve the world!  Check out our youth page here.


All the Time: Service to Our Neighbors

We try to offer opportunities to serve our neighbors as often as we can. Road cleanup 2

Recent projects have included:

  • Serving the community meal at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and dinner at Mercy House
  • Cleaning up the Dungeon’s Chapel cemetery
  • Collecting food for the East Rockingham Ministerial Association food pantry every month
  • Supporting our youth in their many service projects, like raising money for ELCA World Hunger
  • Ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during Advent