Redeemer Church has been blessed by God with a number of gifted teachers, many of whom are professionally trained. Our Sunday school runs from 9:45 a.m. to 10:35 a.m., followed by 25 minutes of fellowship time over coffee in the Gathering Area, located in the west wing of the church. Children and adult classes run concurrently, and most are located in the west wing of the church building. Children’s classes are located on the second floor while most of the adult classes are found on the first floor. There is a nursery provided during Sunday school for your convenience.
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BIBLE “Teach us to pray,”
BIBLE “Teach us to pray,” the disciples asked Jesus, and he, drawing on his lifelong experience of hearing, reading, singing, praying, and living-out the Psalms, gave them what we know as the Lord’s Prayer. In that moment, Christ (the Blessed Man) was, in the fullest sense, “like a tree planted by streams of living water.” The prayer itself was the fruit he bore in that moment, and the Psalms were the root system, nourishing and anchoring him then and throughout the whole of his life. (The last of his words was a direct quote from Psalm 31:5: “Into your hand I commit my spirit.” What we propose in this class is not so much a study of or instruction in but an exploration of the Psalms--an interaction and an engaged encounter with the poetry, the raw emotion, the startling honesty, the relational intimacy, and the deep rooted, earthy spirituality of the Psalms as the God ordained, God-gifted, God-in-Christ-modeled language of prayer.
FOUNDATIONS PASTOR’S INQUIRERS CLASS
— FELLOWSHIP HALL
Teacher: Pastor Elbert McGowan, Jr.
Would you like to know more about Redeemer Church? Are you interested in becoming a member? If so, you need to join this class. Pastor Elbert McGowan, Jr. and elders will teach this 10 -week introductory course on the ins and outs of Redeemer Church and how you can get involved. If you are ready to join Redeemer or have further questions, you will have the opportunity to meet with an elder at the end of the class.
PRACTICAL LIVING: Stewardship: Time, Talents, and Money
—UPSTAIRS, ROOM NEXT TO ELEVATOR
Teachers: Scott Marshall, Trey Watkins, and Curtis Anderson
Christians have heard the phrase: “Be a good steward of what God has given you.” We may even know what the word “steward” means Biblically. But how does this look practically in everyday life? Our goal in this class is to dive deeper into stewardship as it relates to time, talents, and money. We will use a variety of resources, including passages of Scripture, Dave Ramsey financial materials, and Randy Alcorn’s book Money, Possessions, and Eternity.
PRACTICAL LIVING: THE DISCIPLINES OF LIFE
Teachers: Al Arnold, Tommy Dent, and Haruaki Odate P
V. Raymand Edman's Classic, The Disciplines of Life. - "Ours is an undisciplined age. The old disciplines are breaking down, and the foundations of society appear to be crumbling. We need the rugged strength of Christian character that can come only from discipline: the discipline of spirit, of mind, of body, of society. Otherwise, the home will lose its heart as well as its hearth, the schoolroom its strength, the textbooks their exactness, the Scriptures their sanction." A personal journey of the Disciplines of Life, Discipleship, Danger, Daring, Darkness, Decision, Declining Days, Defamation, Defense, Deformity, Delay, Delight, Dependability, Desire, Desolation, Desperation, Detail, Determination, Difficulty, Disability, Disappointment, Discernment, Discontentment, Disdain, Disease, Disillusionment, Distinction, Diversion, Domination, Doubt, Durability and Duty as seen through the scriptures for Christians of this generation for practical living, daily devotion and spiritual growth to the glory of God our Father.
THEOLOGY : THE HOLY SPIRIT
Teachers: Bentley Crawford, Steve Brock, and Steve Ozier "We believe that the Bible describes God as consisting of three "persons", the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Most of us easily understand and accept the Father and Son as distinct "persons" within the Trinity, but to many, the Holy Spirit seems more mysterious and less distinct... more a thing or a force, perhaps, than a person. But nothing could be further from the truth. In this class we will consider the person and work of the Holy Spirit and will, hopefully, develop a deeper appreciation for and a closer relationship with this often misunderstood person of the Trinity." T
YOUTH CLASSES Jr. High: Jesus: My Savior
—JR HIGH ROOM IN YOUTH CENTER
Teachers: Robert Akin, Lara Jensen COMMUNICANTS CLASS FOR AGES 9-18 START DATE: TBA. Communicants Class is the means through which our children are prepared to make a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ and come to the Lord's Table of Communion, becoming "communicant" members of Redeemer. (Our baptized children are "non-communicant" members.) If your child has prayed to receive Christ, or if you sense that he/she understands and desires to respond to the Gospel, this class is for him/her. We will have classes for children and youth 9-13 and 14-18 as needed. Please contact the church office if you believe your child is ready for this class. INQUIRER’S CLASS “For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost.” What good news. This semester we will explore why everyone needs a Savior and how Jesus fulfills that role based on the Gospel of Luke.
SR HIGH: THEOLOGY : IT MATTERS
Teachers: Matthew Nasekos
If theology matters, then why does it matter? This semester we will learn that theology does matter for our life because what we know about God shapes the way we think and live. Theology is making sense of what the Bible teaches from the big picture view. Throughout the semester we will look at two topics of theology: the study of mankind and the study of Jesus Christ. We will also answer these two questions, “what does the Bible teach about who we are and what does the Bible teach about who Jesus is?”
COMMUNICANTS CLASS FOR AGES 9-18 START DATE: TBA.
COMMUNICANTS CLASS FOR AGES 9-18 START DATE: TBA. Communicants Class is the means through which our children are prepared to make a public profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ and come to the Lord's Table of Communion, becoming "communicant" members of Redeemer. (Our baptized children are "non-communicant" members.) If your child has prayed to receive Christ, or if you sense that he/she understands and desires to respond to the Gospel, this class is for him/her. We will have classes for children and youth 9-13 and 14-18 as needed. Please contact the church office if you believe your child is ready for this class.
LOCATION FOR CHILDREN’S CLASSES ARE ALSO LOCATED IN THE BUILDING
Bible | Singers in a strange land: An Immersion in the biblical language of prayer in the psalms
1) FOUNDATIONS: Inquire's Class, Led by Elbert McGowan, Jr., Steve Lanier, Gene Dent, elders
Introducing visitors and new members to the Reformed faith and the distinctives of Redeemer Church
2) BIBLE: 1st Timothy or 2nd Peter as a follow-up to the Summer class. Leaders yet to be identified.
Knowing and applying God’s Word
3) THEOLOGY: "The Work of the Holy Spirit" following the book "The Holy Spirit" by Sinclair Ferguson, Led by Steve Brock with Steve Ozier and others to be identified.
Knowing and applying doctrinal truths of Scripture
4) Ministry Skills: following the books "Apologetics to the Glory of God", Led by Marculis Mosby with Baskin Jones and others to be determined
Equipping God’s people for ministry
5) Practical Living: "Marriage Workshop" Led by Dr. Jim Hurley and assisted by Marriage and Family Therapy students from RTS.
Practicing Godly living in everyday life.
6) Women's Class: "Walk Worthy of Your Calling" - The Book of Ephesians; Led by Sherry Lanier plus others to be identified.
The Women's Ministry of Redeemer provides our women with so many opportunities to grow, to learn, to serve, and to enjoy the fellowship of women from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and generations. It offers small group Bible studies, one-on-one discipleship and mentoring, and outreach and in-reach ministries in which to serve. There are also local, regional, and national conferences that are designed to develop lasting friendships, personal growth, and spiritual maturity and to promote personal and corporate ministry.
For example, the Bible class might feature a book study from the Old or New Testament, or Bible themes such as “The Bible as Literature.” That same semester you could find a class on “Parenting,” “Marriage Enrichment,” “Christian Womanhood,” etc.