We're happy to serve one another in our church body through a few classes offered on Sunday mornings at 9am for children 4 years old through adult.
Our Sunday classes are offered over two semesters. Each semester consists of 14 Sundays/lessons. The first semester begins in September and ends in December with no class on Thanksgiving weekend. The second semester begins in February and ends in May, with no class on Easter Sunday. Classes usually change each semester.
Our children's classes are using a curriculum called The Gospel Project. It's a "unifed curriculum," meaning that in each of our three classrooms (preschool-K, grades 1-3, grades 4-6) the teachers cover the same basic content related to the same section of Scripture. The difference between the content of each class has to do with the way the Scripture is taught in order to help children of different ages understand it.
The Gospel Story curriculum is helpful to parents for more than a few reasons. One example:
- Because the curriculum is unified, parents are able to follow up and reinforce each Sunday's teaching with all of their children, regardless of their age, since each class is covering the same basic content in age-appropriate ways.
We'd like to encourage parents to stay very involved with the discipleship of their children. Parents may think of the Sunday classes as a discipleship tool in their hand and work to partner with our teachers, rather than cede their responsibilities to the church.
We're happy to offer Sunday classes for children as a help to parents in discipling their kids. Feel free to vist the The Gospel Project website for more information on the curriculum.
We offer one combined class for students in grades 7-12. The current study explores the importance of developing a God-centered worldview for the Christian life. To that end, it highlights some of the essential components associated with the biblical worldview, as well as addresses how this worldview answers key questions and topics that are relevant to our surrounding culture.
Christian Beliefs - This class will consist of Wayne Grudem lectures via DVD and facilitated discussion of those lectures. Wayne Grudem is a truly world-class theologian who has been very helpful and influential over the years for many pastors, scholars, and lay people alike. He wrote a Systematic Theology book very widely used by seminaries around the world. The lectures in this course are based on an abridged version of that book.
Rotating courses leveraging Porterbrook Learning (e.g., Union With Christ, Gospel Community, Evangelism, Missional Church and Church Planting, Gospel Living, Evangelism, Culture, etc.). These courses will typically be offered through two classes, with each class covering two courses per semester.
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