Lutheran Church
Big Lake, MN

Children’s Ministry

Our Children's Ministry is dedicated to building partnerships with children and their families. We seek to nurture a strong foundation of faith through digging into the Bible to explore, ask questions, and to discover the hope and promise we find in God's word together. Our events and activities are all designed to allow children to put their faith in action and discover how they, too, are part of God's ongoing story. Your child's safety is a priority for us, so all volunteers have background checks and have gone through our children, youth, and vulnerable adult safety program training before working with the children. We also use an electronic check-in program that adds an extra layer of safety, printing important medical or allergy information for us to know on the name tag, as well as a label identifying parents.
Sunday School

The purpose of our Sunday School program is to disciple students in their Christian faith by teaching and modeling traits of studying God's word, fellowship, Christian lifestyle and prayer. We pray that any individual attending our program will grow to be willing and capable servants of Christ.  We meet Sundays, September through May, at 10:30 a.m. Registration will open at the end of Summer.

Special Gifts Ministry

The purpose of the Special Gifts Ministry at Saron Lutheran Church is to facilitate inclusion inside the life of the church for the individual with additional needs and for their family.

In support of our broader church mission, the goals of the Special Gifts Ministry is to lead families affected by unique needs into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

The objective(s) of the ministry are fulfilled through the ministry’s efforts:

  • To create an accepting church environment for the family impacted by special needs or disability.
  • To develop an appropriate accommodation plan for the individual with additional needs that benefits the individual while working within the policies and resources of the church.

The services of the Special Gifts Ministry may be requested by the family of the individual at any time. We do require intake forms and a meeting with the ministry staff, the individual and their family prior to attending class so that we may get to know both the child and the family and how we can best meet their needs at least one week prior to starting in the ministry.

The term “Special Gifts” encompasses a broad range of unique needs, including but not limited to, learning differences, intellectual disability, neurological disorders, developmental delays, communication disorders, social skills deficit, physical disabilities, sensory needs, and medical conditions. Understanding why (diagnosis) a particular individual requires the services of the ministry is not as important as how the ministry is able to assist the individual to help them experience success in the church setting.

The Special Gifts Ministry does not provide therapy, behavior modification programs, or medical intervention. To the best of abilities, our ministry partners will strive to follow guidance from, and utilize tools provided by parents.

Please contact the office at 763-263-2209 or for more information or to set up a meeting.

Other Special Events
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Local mission projects
  • Christmas Program
  • Almost Overnighter for 4th and 5th graders
  • Family outings to connect with other families in our community
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Activity Nights/Parent Night Out
  • Non-School Day Outings