LOGOS means “The Word.” John 1:1-8 LOGOS RULE: “Everyone is to treat everyone else as a Child of God.
No one has the right to treat anyone else as if they do not matter.” A saving relationship with God through Jesus Christ is more important than anything else in life.
Bones: The Structural Elements of a LOGOS Ministry
These structural elements are the building blocks for the most effective weekly LOGOS ministry. How does Messiah’s LOGOS ministry measure up?
|Everyone participates in weekly congregational worship.|
Four Parts Every Week
|Students participate in all four parts of LOGOS, every week.|
|Ministry with youth is where the accumulated effects of the LOGOS system of Christian nurture reach their fullest potential.|
|LOGOS bridges the relational gap between congregational worship, and gives Christian focus to everyday life.|
|LOGOS is supported by fees paid by participating families. Parents make a commitment to an annual meeting and to the weekly ministry.|
|Everything we say and do in LOGOS is guided by the example of Jesus Christ.|
|Everyone strives to intentionally model Christ-like relationships in the way they think, care, and decide about others.|
Called to Serve
|The process of call is used to staff the LOGOS ministry.|
|There is ongoing clergy leadership and participation.|
Each week LOGOS will end with a time of worship planned and led by the LOGOS children. Parents are encouraged to join their children for worship and are welcome to sit with their children's classes. At 8:00 p.m. the children will be dismissed with their parents.
If parents are unable to make it to worship that evening or come into the fellowship hall, for their safety, the children will be dismissed to them through the alley door at the back of church. Parents are asked to drive to the alley door and the children can be picked up there.
Parents picking up children at any other time - before 8:00 p.m.- are asked to come into the Fellowship Hall and speak with Sandy Schroeder or Jim Meyer before leaving with their child.
Parents commitment at Baptism:
We promise to teach our child the Lord’s Prayer, Apostle’s Creed and Ten Commandments
We promise to bring up our child knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior.
We promise to faithfully bring our child to God’s house for worship.
We promise to teach our child the love of Jesus and place Scripture in their hands.
We promise to pray for our child daily.
A parent’s baptismal commitment is reflected in Deuteronomy 6:5-9
....5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
In LOGOS all of us - parents, kids, staff - commit to being faithful in worship, Bible study and prayer. LOGOS is the gift that challenges us to live what God desires for us in this passage. May God bless our growing in the coming year.
Active participation by the parents of every child in LOGOS is required because without your active presence LOGOS will fail. We believe that the things of GOD should be given due consideration when establishing church as a priority and presence communicates importance. Part time service by a large number of people is essential to keep the many aspects of this ministry going. At least as important is the “morale-boosting” effect of the parents’ physical presence and visible support of the program. This is vital. It is the conviction of the LOGOS Staff that parents will gain great blessings through their involvement in this ministry. There are many areas of service available.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
To see the staff for the 2012-2013, please click the link below
The LOGOS Schedule can be found in the Web calendar or by clicking the link below.
1st - 8th GRADE REGISTRATION FEES:
$105.00 per year - $52.50 per semester
Parents who have three or more students registered in the LOGOS Program may be interested in the
1st child $52.50 per semester 3rd child $35.00 per semester
2nd child $52.50 per semester 4th child $25.00 per semester
Parents may pay the complete fees for the entire year at the beginning of LOGOS or may pay by semester before October 1 and February 1. Special arrangements can be made to pay the fees using a payment plan.
Scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. An application for a scholarship is included in this packet. Please contact Pastor Tegtmeier for further information regarding financial assistance. Parents should note that no young person will be excluded from the LOGOS program because of cost.