The Lifelong Learning Ministry
A new, exciting path for Christian Education at Saint Matthew’s!
John Dewey, a venerated American educational reformer, once remarked that “education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”. Read that again — education is life! What a tremendous and wonderful claim.
What is Lifelong Learning?
Lifelong Learning is a new way to frame Christian Education at Saint Matthew’s. It is a ministry geared to serve each of us — children, youth, and adults alike. It is a space where non-believers, young seekers, new inquirers, and the stalwart alike come together to dwell in the presence and message of Christ. It is a space where we teach and admonish one another to seek out God’s call to us and live by Jesus’ Way of Love proclaimed by the Gospel. It is a mature and relevant space for wrestling with ideas, and an accessible, safe space for families to learn together. Our diverse team of beloved catechesis professionals, experienced lay leaders, and compassionate clergy are prepared to provide you and your family with consistent programs amid the pandemic. And most importantly, to support your unique Christian call through learning at all stages of life.
What are the offerings of the Lifelong Learning Ministry?
- Children (Toddler to Grade 5)
- Youth (Rising 6th Graders through Grade 12)
- Adults: Lifelong Learning Forum and Prayer Groups
Who’s Who in Lifelong Learning?
Linda Baier, Lead Catechist
Anthony Carrella, Co-Chair
Jon Clark, Adult Education Leader
Marie Clark, Vestry Liaison
Judy Groben, Committee Secretary and Catechist
Karen Randall, Adult Education Leader
Rev. Rodney Roehner, Co-Chair