The Way

    The Way Contacts

    Minneapolis: Jeff Larson at  612.767.2284
    West: Abby Norlin-Weaver at 952.767.1504

    May 03
    Saturday 4:15 PM
    Grandparents, parents, and children: join us for an evening of creativity, food, and family fellowship! We begin at each campus and travel together to Paint Your Plate, where fun and energetic staff will help your family DESIGN a beautiful ceramic piece together. Families will have the option to purchase additional items. While wrapping up our masterpieces, we will DINE on a catered dinner from Noodles & Company, including sides and beverages. Our evening will conclude with a trip down the block for DESSERT at Yogurt Lab, where we will create edible works of art from their selection of yogurts and toppings! Cost: $50 for 2 family members. $15 for each additional family member. Includes family craft, Noodles & Company dinner, Yogurt Lab dessert, and transportation. Transportation: West: Meet at 4:15pm/return by 8:00pm. Minneapolis: Meet at 4:30pm/return by 7:45pm. Contact: or 612.767.228
    Minneapolis and West Campus
    June 07
    Saturday 11:30 AM
    Get outside and enjoy the beauty of Lake Harriet with the Children's and Family Ministry Team and guest presenters from Calhoun Cycle! We will meet at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on Saturday, June 7 at 11:30am for a 3-mile bike ride around beautiful Lake Harriet. Before we set-out, special guests from the Calhoun Cycle bike shop will help with simple tune-ups, answer questions about sizing and bike maintenance, and speak about bike safety! After biking, we will have a picnic lunch at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Water and a cooler to store your lunches will be provided. After lunch, families are welcome to join us for an optional ride 3-mile ride around connecting Lake Calhoun. We will return to the Lake Harriet Bandshell at approximately 2:15pm. No Cost: Bring your bikes and pack a lunch! Helmets recommended for all participants. Subject to weather cancellation. Contact: Jeff Larson 612.767.2284
    Meet at Lake Harriet Bandshell
    June 09
    Monday 9:00 AM
    God's Kids Sing! is a fun-filled creative arts camp for children entering 1st through 6th grade. Every day participants will have a blast singing, moving, and making awesome art projects in sessions lead by professional educators and enthusiastic high school counselors. Bring a school friend and make some new ones - God's Kids Sing! is tons of fun for everyone! Cost: $170.00
    Minneapolis Campus
    June 16
    Monday 8:30 AM
    King's Kids Day and Overnight Camps
    Venture to the Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center to explore God's creation, learn Bible stories, have fun, and make friends! This year we will focus on the Beatitudes and we will learn to be good stewards of God’s world. The camping experience consists of both large and small group activities, including chapel, swimming in the indoor pool, crafts, games, nature exploration, meals, snacks and so much more! At King's Kids, campers are assigned to a small group led by trained and talented high school age counselors. Sleeping accommodations are dormitory style bunks, shared by camper small-groups and their counselors.
    Cost: Day Camp - $150.00
    Includes all meals, snacks, transportation, all activities & materials, and a King's Kids t-shirt.
    Day Camp:
    Daily Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
    Daily Pick-up: 4:30 p.m.
    Mount Olivet Retreat Center
    June 24
    Tuesday 8:30 AM
    Camp S.O.S. Overnight Camp
    Through service learning projects, team-building activities, Bible studies and fellowship with one another\, Summer of Service (S.O.S.) campers will focus on God's call to serve others. Campers are assigned to a small group, led by a trained and talented high school age counselor. Exploring the Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center, activities include\; chapel, swimming, crafts, games, meals and snacks. Activities designed specifically for your 5th and 6th grader feature a challenge-course and service opportunities, including a service-oriented field trip. Sleeping accommodations are dormitory style bunks, shared by camper small groups and their counselor.
    Cost: $165.00
    Includes all meals, snacks, transportation, all activities, materials, and sleeping arrangements.
    Mount Olivet Conference and Retreat Center

    The Way  

    5th & 6th Grade


    Classes are at 9, 10, or 11 a.m. at Minneapolis and West/Victoria.  Members and non-members are welcome to register during the year.  Teacher/classroom assignments will be emailed on/before Sunday.  Classes are from September 8 through April 27 (no classes December 22 or 29 or on Easter Sunday - April 20). 

    Mount Olivet establishes a dynamic partnership with families in the Christian education and faith development of their children.  Instead of traditional Sunday Church School classes, 5th and 6th graders participate in The Way, a pre-Confirmation program Sunday mornings. This is an exciting program for young people as they transition from Sunday Church School into Confirmation on their faith journey.

    Students in 5th and 6th grades are invited to enhance their faith through educational, service, and fellowship activities. Students experience the importance of Christian friendships and faith for life. We focus on Jesus' call to serve others.

    While the students learn about the Bible, Martin Luther, and other typical Sunday School lessons, the program has several differences, including:

    • A unique format with large and small group time to build friendships and get to know one another.
      • After a large group Bible lesson overview (and game, quiz show, skit, or devotions), we meet in small groups based on grades.
    • We have our own events:
      • 5th graders have a Bible Presentation and Dinner with their parents on Reformation Sunday in October. 
      • 6th graders have Holy Communion in the Spring to mark the beginning of their Confirmation journey.  Details will be emailed from our Confirmation coordinators.
      • Social and service events during the year!  We will announce these events during class and via email.
    April 27
    April 27
    Sunday 3:00 PM
    This is a special service for all 6th graders and their family members to celebrate the sacrament of first communion with their church family. The 6th grade students who are recieving 1st communion should be in the fellowship hall of the Minneapolis Campus at 1:30pm to check in and line up. You must complete First Communion instruction in order to have your name in the bulletin for the service.
    Main Sanctuary- Minneapolis Campus