Sunday Faith Formation

Redeemer is blessed with a wonderful teaching team for our Faith Formation classes. Many of our teachers are parents of the children currently in the program, while others have grown children and continue to teach the next generation.  Faith Formation classes are only part of our Spiritual Development here at Redeemer. Parents are encouraged to help with other activities and events that broaden their children’s faith journey.  We have a broad selection of educational and family fellowship opportunities to enrich our Christian Education program. 


For now the Faith Formation classes are for children Pre-K through Grade 6.  Classes are held on Sunday afternoons via Zoom sessions:


        Pre-K through Grade 2:  the class begins at 1:00 pm

        Grades 3 and 4:  the class begins at 1:00 pm

        Grades 5 and 6:  the class begins at 2:00 pm


For links to these Zoom sessions, contact the church office ( or 703-356-3346).


Confirmation classes (Grades 7 and 8) meet with the pastor once a month on Sunday afternoons. 


All of our youth are encouraged to attend worship on a regular basis.


If you would like to register for any of our Faith  Formation opportunities please click here.


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our faith

The Youth Confirmation program at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is a two-year program of intensive study for 7th and 8th graders which includes:

•classroom study

•workshop discussions




Classroom study: Currently we are meeting via Zoom once a month on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm.  We encourage our young people to participate in worship each Sunday.   During the course of the two years, each confirmand will study:

•The Reformation period and the basic doctrines of the Lutheran Church.

•The development of the Bible, what is in it and how to read it. 

•Martin Luther’s Small Catechism

•Other world religions.

Workshop discussions: Several times a year both 7th and 8th graders meet together with the Pastor and parent mentors to discuss issues of faith in small group settings.

Worship: Students are expected to attend worship services regularly; filling out “sermon outlines” to help them focus on each of the part of the worship service.

Retreats/Mission Trips: There are several retreats during the year specifically tailored for our youth. The first is to a weekend Synod junior high retreat at Shekinah in March. The second is an annual week-long summer mission trip to an area of need. A third occurs every 3 years and involves 30,000 Lutheran teenagers from across the nation - the ELCA National Youth Gathering. It is amazing to see how energized the youth are after their return!

Service: Our youth are very active in many service opportunities both within the church and as part of outreach projects from Redeemer. 

The calendar of activities is determined by parent volunteers, which ends up being a wonderful way for the parents to connect with other parents and other youth as they too go through this transition period. At the end of the two year period and in coordination with the Pastor and the families of those involved, a Confirmation service takes place on Reformation Sunday and is a special worship service for the students, their families and friends. 

Confirmation Resources: Worship Experience/Sermon Notes, click here.

Youth Ministry Permission and Release Form, click here.  


Vision and goals for youth ministry at Redeemer:

  • Vitality and energy
  • Building relationships – both between the kids and also fostering mentoring relationships with adults
  • Providing a place for positive peer pressure and support
  • To empower kids and build leadership skills
  • To provide FUN!!! Activities
  • To share Christ in all that we do
  • To build a youth friendly, safe environment, where the kids feel a sense of belonging to our church
  • To strengthen each of the kids’ relationship with Christ
  • To grow in faith together
  • To foster self-worth
  • To provide opportunities for meaningful service

Thank you to all parents as you prayerfully consider how you might be a part of our youth ministry.

Click here if you would like to sign up for the weekly youth newsletter.

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool was established in 1962 as an extension of the educational mission of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Since then, we have been serving children and their families. Our world presents both opportunities and challenges for children. We are committed to providing a warm, loving Christian learning environment for all children, regardless of race, religion or national origin. For additional information click here.

Redeemer Renaissance After School Program

The Redeemer Renaissance After-School Program strives to provide its participants with a broad spectrum of activities and enriching experiences designed to be enjoyable while fostering creativity and instilling values and social responsibility. Each month there is a different community service project and performance or field trip. Private music lessons, yoga and language classes, homework support and computers are available to children participating in the program. For more information click here.