From our mission statement, we nurture Christian development through worship, education, and prayer that we would be a faithful community that serves one another and the world. The faith formation process at Edgewater reflects this in its multifaceted approach.
- We believe that corporate worship forms our spiritual development in a unique and powerful way. Sunday mornings represent one instance where the experience is greater than the sum of its parts. While praising God, confession and absolution, hearing God’s Word proclaimed, and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper each impact and strengthen our faith on their own - participating in them all together with the community of the church provides spiritual formation that simply cannot be found anywhere else. With this understanding, regular worship attendance is a critical component of the faith formation curriculum. Participants will be expected to attend at least three Sunday’s a month.
- In a world inundated with information and questions, we believe that a deep understanding of the faith we profess is vital. This learning comes in the form of a flipped classroom style of education. Each participant will initially receive a devotional copy of Luther’s Small Catechism, a Lutheran Study Bible, and a reading schedule. The participant will be responsible for spending time each day reading these materials for their daily devotions and keeping track of questions, concerns, and applications. Then the participant will meet with a mentor from the congregation once a week to talk through those notes. The participant and the mentor will then meet with the pastor once a month to address any questions or concerns that the mentor was unable to address. Following the completion of the Small Catechism, participants will work through daily devotions on reconciliation and then a series of devotion written specifically for them by the pastor.
- Finally, Christian community forms a critical support system and source of prayer, encouragement, and guidance. Accordingly, we prioritize connecting people to one another. The participant in the faith formation program should get involved with a community group at Edgewater; for example, the men's group.
The form on this page allows you to sign up for this process that ultimately culminates in a public celebration of membership at Edgewater and also presents your commitment to developing your faith in the manner outlined above. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to the pastor.