St. John Lutheran Church & School loves kids and wants kids to know that God loves them. We host events and regular programs that help all kinds of families learn about God, have fun with one another, and teach about serving those in need. We strive to provide resources and training to help families put Christ first in their homes and lives. For more information on any of our children's ministries, please contact us. For more information on the school in particular, please click here.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me.” (Matthew 19:14)
St. John Lutheran School
St. John Lutheran School is the primary mission of the St. John congregation. We offer Preschool to 8th grade in a Christ-centered, rigorous academic setting, firmly rooted in God’s Word. Our Kindergarten to 8th grade program includes weekly chapel, a study of the Scriptures, and many opportunities for worship participation. Our fine arts program includes choirs starting in 1st grade, recorders in 4th grade and band starting in 5th grade. We offer an athletic program with multiple sports seasons and are a member of the North Suburban Lutheran Athletic Association. Middle School students also enjoy options such as Academic Enrichment courses and National Junior Honor Society. We are accredited by the State of Michigan and by the National Lutheran School Association. We welcome your visit!
St. John Nursery is open every Sunday at 9:30 and 11:00 AM to care for children from newborn through 3 years old. We provide a safe and loving experience for the children while you fill your cup with the Word of God through worship or Bible study. Our nursery is located off the upstairs hallway that leads to the church sanctuary.
At St. John, we are dedicated to teaching our children the Word of God and helping them grown in their relationship with Jesus! Bible stories come alive in
our Sunday School classrooms, as children of age 3 through 6th grade participate in faith building experiences each Sunday at 9:30 AM. Sunday School is held in the school classroom section of the building. We'd love to have your children join us!
Vacation Bible School
VBS week at St. John is a high-energy place to be for a week each summer! We are blessed to have an amazing opportunity to share the saving love of Christ with kids and families in our community. Vacation Bible School is open to children age 4 through those entering 5th grade.
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts
St. John Cub Scout Pack 356 is for boys in 1st to 5th grades, including students of St. John school as well as members of the congregation and the community. Dens meet once a month and have a minimum of one outing/activity per month. Each year, the Den has fall and spring campouts, a Pinewood Derby contest, Scouting for Food, and achievement banquets.
Upon conclusion of Cub Scouts, the boys have the option of bridging into the St. John Boy Scout pack. Boys must be at least 10 years old and have completed the fifth grade to enter Boy Scouts. The scout program achieves the Boy Scout of America's objectives of developing character, citizenship and personal fitness, through merit badges achievements, camping trips, and community service projects.
The Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts participate at St. John in the annual Scout Sunday in March. The scouts also help with the annual Broom and Groom, a springtime outdoor campus landscaping and clean up day.
American Heritage Girls
St, John Lutheran Church & School has recently started a troop of the American Heritage Girls for girls in Kindergarten to 6th grade. This organization is a national character development organization for young women which embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. Meetings are open to the community and are held on the St. John campus.
Each summer, we are excited to host SpringHill Day Camp on our St. John campus for children ages 5 through 10. The camp is run by SpringHill staff, and includes small group Bible study, high energy large group sessions, and high adventure activities including archery, bungee trampoline, a climbing wall, a water slide. The week also includes camp songs, crafts, and much more!