We are currently looking for new members to join the Children’s Ministry Team.  There are many roles on the team!  Click on the Children’s Ministry logo to see where you best fit:


Questions?  Contact any of the Children’s Ministry Team Leaders:

Teresa Dahlke * Sunday School Superintendent * dahlketr@hotmail.com
Michelle Bombeck  * Children’s Ministry Director * mbombeck@hclk.org


Head to Heart Children’s Christian Education

Holy Cross Lutheran Church offers many educational opportunities for children of
all ages, throughout the year. Children’s Ministries encompasses children from
birth through 8th grade.  Sunday morning and Wednesday evening classes are
offered for ages 3 through grade 8.  Vacation Bible School also begins at age 3 and
goes through 5th grade.  We also provide volunteers in our nursery throughout the
year which serves children younger than 3 years of age.



Nursery (Children 0-35 months)
Children are welcome in all of our services! We also understand the challenges of attending worship with young children. The nursery room is available for parents to use as a cryroom during each of the worship services. We provide a closed-circuit television where parents can view the service as little ones sleep or play.

3 yr olds (Preschool Room)
Kingdom Quest's early childhood lessons teach kids about Jesus in a language they can understand! Young children begin with a puppet presentation and the Bible lesson. In their class time, they reinforce the Bible truth through a game, craft, snack, songs, and even by acting out the Bible lesson themselves. All activities take place in the 3 yr old classroom, located in the Holy Cross Preschool Room.

Pre-K and Kindergarten (Sunday School Hallway, Rooms 9 & 10)
The Pre-K and Kindergarten lesson time begins with the large group Bible event and teaching. Kids then move to their small groups in a classroom where we reinforce the Bible truth through a snack, craft, and game. Then the kids gather one more time as a large group in the Theater Room to review the day’s lesson and teach Albie, the silly bird, the take home point of the day.

Elementary 1-4 Grade (Sunday School Hallway, Rooms 3, 5, 7 & 8)
Our elementary children begin in their small groups with a learning readiness activity. Then all groups come together in the Theater Room for a creative presentation of the Bible event. A humorous puppet interacts with kids through a dilemma that is solved by the lesson that is taught. The large group presentation delivers solid Biblical content through interactive storytelling techniques. Kids return to their small groups in their classroom to investigate the Bible and discuss application. A learning craft, snack, or games helps the take home point stick!

Grades 5 - 8 (Sunday School Hallway, Rooms 4 & 6)
Alive with Jesus from Concordia Publishing focuses on devotion time with God and each other, we also will be joining the congregation in servant events throughout the year. The 5th and 6th graders will have opportunities to be involved with the music ministry during Christmas and Easter as well.

All Sunday school time ends with music!



Join us for a meal in the Friendship Hall from 5:00-5:50pm. Cost is $4/adults and $1/child, or $10/family.

Age 3 - Grade 4
We will resume classes for this age group in the summer months. Check out the Summer 2017 page for more information!

Confirmation (Grades 5-8)
Faith Inkubators shows students that learning about God can be fun! This moves confirmation from lecture/classroom to the very best relational/experiential model of confirmation by combining current life with Biblical truths, creating critical thinking, deep caring, faithful young people. It features art, music, skits, and game shows, while building lasting caring relationships at church.

5th Grade
Faith INKubators: Old Testament, Life of Jesus, New Testament
6th Grade
Faith INKubators: The Lord’s Prayer, The Ten Commandments, Martin Luther
7th Grade
Faith INKubators: Hot Topics, The Apostles Creed, Lutheran Life
8th Grade
Luther’s Small Catechism taught by Senior Pastor, Duane Duley


CHILDREN'S MESSAGES (Sunday 9:30am worship)

3-K Class (Kindergarten Room)

1-4th Grade (Overflow)

During the summer months, we offer a children's message during the 9:30am worship. Children attend worship with their families and during the sermon time they step out of the sanctuary for a lesson that is all their own! The lesson is tied to what the adults are hearing, but in a way that reaches each age level.

VBS 2017 - Maker Fun Factory Created by God, Built for a Purpose

June 4-8, 2017 - Sunday through Thursday

6:00 - 8:00pm (NEW TIMES)

Ages 3 - Grade 5


Check out the children's ministry VBS page to register your child or to sign up as a volunteer!