Reaching People, Changing Lives begins with children at St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School. Children are offered the opportunity to hear God's Word all year.
Preschool and Elementary School
St. Matthew offers a part time preschool (three and four year-olds) and full elementary school, from Kindergarten through 8th grade. For more information on our preschool and elementary school ministries, please visit our school and preschool site at school.stmatthewspokane.org.
St. Matthew offers a Sunday morning children’s ministry from September through May. Attendance is free. Children from 3 years old through high school meet each Sunday 9:00 am – 9:45 am for age appropriate lessons using Bible stories, music, and videos. Sunday School is open to all children at any stage in their Christian education. Children do not have to be members of our Church or School to attend. The children learn lessons about what an amazing Savior they have, and they have fun doing it!
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is a one week, high energy program which uses Bible stories, songs, arts, crafts, and skits and is open to children ages 3-12. The theme each year is larger than life and immerses the children in a world of wonder. From music to snacks and everything in between, each part of VBS is designed to focus on the things that matter — connecting kids to God. Attendance is free and open to the community.
Christmas for Kids / Easter for Kids
Christmas for Kids is a special half-day opportunity on a Saturday morning to share the Christmas story in a fun and interactive environment. Crafts, music, and snacks are interspersed with the story of Jesus birth. Attendance is free and open to the community.
Easter for Kids is a half-day gathering on a Saturday morning to learn the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Children love the crafts, snacks and, of course, the Easter Egg hunt. Attendance is free and open to the community.
Jesus told his disciples to go into all the world and baptize all nations. We are all born into this world with a deep need for the blessings God offers us through baptism. Baptism is God's way of welcoming someone into his family. We at St. Matthew exist to connect you and your family to Christ. If your child hasn't been baptized, we would be happy to provide this service for you and your child free of charge.