Christian Education

 

“The mission of the Christian Education ministry through its classes, programs, and activities is to help people of all ages know, love, and serve God on an increasingly consistent and obedient basis”.

Children and Youth

All volunteers in children and youth ministries of the church have been screened and background checked.

Nursery
Available during the worship service, Sunday School, and for other church activities. The nursery facilities are intended for children up to age four. We have both a Quiet Nursery where mothers can nurse and rock their infants and a Children’s Nursery for supervised play time and instruction. During Sunday School, there is also a class for Toddlers (ages 2 & 3).

Sunday School
Provides a supportive and caring environment where children are discipled and equipped to be followers of Jesus Christ. We use a Reformed Sunday School curriculum that disciples children by rooting them firmly in God’s Word. For older children and youth, the curriculum deepens and broadens students’ knowledge and understanding of God’s Word. Classes are provided as follows:

  • Age 3
  • Ages 4 – K
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

Communicants Class
Communicants Class is provided for children who are ready to make a public profession of faith. Students receive instruction in the Gospel, the Reformed faith, how the local church is governed and the Sacraments.

Adults

Each quarter we offer different adult Sunday School electives. The educational offerings are designed to teach spiritually-sound, culturally-relevant, and practical Christian principles important for both individuals and those in families as they grow in conformity to the image of Christ. Additionally, we offer adult electives in the areas of Christian Living and Doctrine often based on books or video series of both classic and contemporary Reformed Christian writers, pastors, and theologians. The classes are taught by our pastors, ruling elders, or members carefully selected for teaching adult classes.

Fall Classes Begin September 3

Book of Mark: Jesus’ Disciples                                  

Taught by Rick Burns

We will walk through the Gospel According to Mark in the shoes (or sandals) of the disciples and see how Jesus teaches these men to truly become His disciples – to follow Him and be made fishers of the lost. Jesus had a plan in everything He did during His walk on earth.   His main purpose – get to the cross in the greatest act of love ever known.  His disciples had to be prepared to shepherd His people – His Church – when He ascended to His Father’s side.  In a teaching and discussion format with fellowship we will come to know this amazing Savior in a deeper way and discover how, by Jesus’ leading, the disciples, common men, grew and were enabled to “go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation.” Bring your Bible and desire to grow in Christ and in the fellowship of His disciples.

Nehemiah                                                                            

Taught by James Walling

Kathleen Nielson’s study allows readers to delve into one of the most compelling Old Testament narratives, in the story of Nehemiah leading God’s people to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls after the exile. The

study aims to lead students of the Word to examine the text carefully and to apply it meaningfully and well. Ten lessons include helpful background and questions which both set the story in its historical context and also illumine the larger biblical context of God’s redemptive plan. Nehemiah offers us an instructive example of great leadership, in his godly courage and prayerful spirit. But Nehemiah offers us more than an example; he also points us to God’s sovereign plan to work through his people according to his promises and for his redemptive purposes in Jesus Christ. Nielson leads us to peer into the dramatic story of God’s people led by a godly leader at a crucial point in salvation history.

 “Coffee Talk”                                                                    

Lead by Jeff Fornero

Have a cup of coffee/tea/cocoa, and talk about questions brought up by the sermon or living the Christian life, etc. This class will offer an informal opportunity for learning, discussion, conversation and discipleship.

 Principles of Spiritual Growth (Begins September 17)          

Taught by Warren Mueller

“Not I, but Christ”. This brief phrase reflects our complete dependency on Jesus for everything that the Christian life is about, from right standing with God, to spiritual growth, to personal well-being, to practical service.  A sound apprehension of the deeper life in Christ can make the difference between progress or frustration, peace or turmoil. This class will shine light on the path of spiritual growth and increase your understanding of what it means to serve Christ, his church, and the world around you. Based on The Complete Green Letters by Miles J Stanford.