Woodblock art of the word "faith"

Grow in Faith and Understanding

As a community of faith we hope to share and grow together.  We offer study opportunities for all ages and all schedules.

" Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good."

Job  34:4

Faith Formation - Growing in Faith Together


Pastor Chris sitting on the altar step with a group of children.

Sunday School and Faith milestones, our children's program focuses on Christian education, family, and relationships; exploring God's will within the world we live.

Confirmation / Youth

A group of youth on a hayrack ride

Confirmation and youth activities help our young people grow in their faith journey.  Watch the calendar for upcoming Youth events.

Adult Study


Several studies are available.  Day times and evening times can accommodate most schedules.   

Self Study


Resources are available for self-study and devotion.  Daily devotion guides, weekly readings and links to sponsored sites.

Other Opportunities


In addition to the programs coordinated and sponsored here, watch for other opportunities like those sponsored by the Omaha community or the ELCA Synod. 


Sunday School

Group of children and a teacher working at a large table

Ages 3 through 6th grade break into small groups on Sundays at 9:30 AM during the school year.  We use curriculum that follows the Lectionary series and incorporates fun hands-on activities.  Special events focused on family participation are also celebrated throughout the year.

Children's Message

Pastor Chris sitting on the floor with a group of children

Pastor shares a Children's message during services.

Chapel During Preschool

Pastor Chris reading to a group of pre-schoolers and their teachers.

As part of our ministry with the Morning Star Preschool and Child Care Center, Pastor Chris provides fun and engaging chapel sessions with the kids.

Faith Milestones

Baptismal font set ready for a baptism.

Through-out their faith journey we note faith milestones:  Baptism, Bible presentations, first communion, and confirmation.

Youth Programs


Stained-glass symbols or confirmation including a dove and candles.

In preparation for Confirmation of Baptism, middle school students meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in the large conference room during the school year.   These sessions are lead by Pastor Chris.  Watch the calendar for any changes to the schedule.


Banner saying "High school retreat"

Watch the event page for details on any up-coming high school retreat plans.

Sunday School

Sundays during the Sunday School hour there are programs for both middle school and high school students.  sometimes they meet together, but usually they meet separately to discuss faith and challenges.

Mission Trips

Experiencing a mission trip can be a milestone in one's faith journey.  The Morning Star youth attend the ELCA Youth Gathering every 3 years in addition to more regular mission trips.

Adult Studies

Weekly Reading Review

Wednesday Mornings

Pastor Chris and/or Pastor Glenn lead this weekly lesson reviewing the readings for the following Sunday.  Wednesday 9:00 am in the Large Conference Room. 

Lay-led Study

Thursday Afternoons

Volunteer lay-leaders are running this study which follows the lectionary series on Thursdays, 2:30 pm in the Chapel.

Evening Study

Wednesday Evenings

Stay tuned for future Wednesday evening studies!

Self Study

Daily Devotions

Image of the devotion booklet called "The Word in Season"

Daily devotion books are published each church season.  Copies are available in the Welcome Center.

Weekly Readings

torso of a man reading the Bible with the text "Bible Reading Plan"

January 26 Readings


First Reading Isaiah 9:1-4

Psalm Psalm 27:1, 4-9

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Gospel Matthew 4:12-23

Faith 5

A family standing with arms around each other facing an ocean sunrise.

 FAITH5™ (Faith Acts In The Home) is a simple, easy-to-implement faith practice, perfect for incorporating into your bedtime routine for five to fifteen minutes a night.  

ELCA Lectionary Series

A Bible opened to the book of Luke

ELCA devotional study series is available.

Sunday School Registration Form

Sunday School Registration Form (pdf)