FISH Children's Ministry

The FISH (Fun, Inspirational, Spiritual, Home) Children’s Ministry at Christ Lutheran Church exists to bring the light of Christ into the world by loving children and their parents, inspiring and equipping them to become lifelong followers of Jesus.

We accomplish this vision and mission through relationships developed in our Worship Services, Nursery, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and the family-friendly environment that is created during worship and through the physical space of our church.

“Jesus said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them and blessed them.”     Mark 10:14-16

Our current curriculum is "Digging into the LIFE OF JESUS"
We hope you join us and we pray that Christ’s blessings are passed on to your children!

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FISH Sunday School children
FISH children learning about Jesus

Worship Services

Christ Lutheran Church wants you to know ALL children are welcome and wanted in our worship services! Our children will learn the value of worshiping our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by watching us worship.

The Children’s Message is a special lesson geared toward children during our Sunday worship service at 10:30am. The message is led by our staff, youth, or other lay leaders who find creative ways to tell God’s Big Story so that our little ones can understand the precious gift of His love for them. After the children's message the children, ages four through sixth grade, exit the sanctuary and head to the youth area for Sunday School class time.

For children who attend the 9:00am worship service, “Kid Kits” are available in the back of the sanctuary so that children can do quiet activities during the worship service. Kits are then returned after the service so that they are available for the following weekend.

Periodically the children's choir perform during the worship service Children's Message.

FISH Sunday School

Sundays @ 10:45 AM (Sept.-May) for kids ages 4 through 6th Grade

During our time together, we teach God’s Love through Jesus, Bible Study, and Life Application. We concentrate on Building Relationships…with Jesus, with each other, and with the congregation. We are currently using Tru curriculum from David C. Cook Ministries.

Sunday School Milestones: To keep in touch with the traditions of the church, each grade level will be taught a specific part of our faith. Each milestone will be emphasized throughout the year:

  • Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten will be taught John 3:16
  • 1st Grade will learn The Lord’s Prayer
  • 2nd Grade will be taught the Ten Commandments
  • 3rd Graders are gifted Bibles and will learn about Communion
  • 4th Graders will memorize the Books of the Bible
  • 5th & 6th Graders will learn The Apostle’s Creed


Click here for 2019 Registration Form


For more information contact Kari McCrady, Director of Family Ministries/Education
at 862-2615 ext. 225, or

FISH Nursery

Sundays @ 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM for children through age 3.

It is a great privilege to care for little children! Our goal in the nursery is to provide a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for children through age 3.

For more information contact the church office at 862-2615.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Click here for link to the VBS page

For more information contact Kari McCrady, Director of Family Ministries/Education
at 862-2615 ext. 225, or

Family Opportunities

Friday Family Fun

Once a month on Friday after school, families gather for games and dinner. Dodgeball happens to be one of the favorite games (click to enlarge photo).

Dodgeball activity

Youth Choir

Children in grades 1st - 4th are welcome to join the younger Youth Choir.

For more information and practice times contact Stephanie Boyer at 892-0904.

Parenting Resources

Each month, a great parenting resource for your family is available by clicking HomeFront Magazine. There are great activities for all family members to complete together!

Love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them upon 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. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your house and on your gates.    Deut. 6:4-9


Christ Lutheran Church • 5150 River Lakes Parkway, Whitefish, MT 59937 • 406-862-2615

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