SUNDAYS 9:00-10:00am (Sept-May)
Throughout Scripture, God reminds His people that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all our hearts, souls, and minds, and our neighbors as ourselves. The Bible also makes clear that this love is the natural outpouring of true knowledge of God.
Our mission in the Christian education programs at Redeemer echoes Paul’s in Philippians, that our “…love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment.”
We seek to glorify God and encourage growth in our church family by teaching and nurturing His people. Beginning with our youngest children and continuing through our adult programs, we seek to prepare our members to go out and live the Gospel in their individual worlds.
OUR COVENANT CHILDREN
We at Redeemer know that the whole of Scripture reveals Christ to His people. And we desire that our children learn early to see God’s Word as a whole – from the great stories of Bible heroes to the life of Christ and the early church.
Classes are divided into these age groups:
- 1st-2nd Grade
- 3rd-4th Grade
- 5th-6th Grade
- Junior High
- High School
Our earliest learners spend time learning the stories and characters of God’s Word; seeing the Savior throughout Scripture.
PreK-K: Faith Alive! Preschool Curriculum
We introduce our young children to Bible stories from the Old and New Testament.
1st-2nd Grade: The ABCs of God
This curriculum, from Children Desiring God, highlights God’s character and how we are to imitate Him with those same traits.
3rd-4th Grade: To Be Like Jesus
Also from Children Desiring God, this series teaches the life of Jesus and how we can be like Him.
During the final elementary years, we build on that foundation of Bible lessons by studying the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Junior high and high school classes further apply that knowledge, focusing on Christian doctrine, Christian worldview topics, and even history of the faith.
5th-6th Grade: Westminster Shorter Catechism
Continuing our long-time tradition of studying and memorizing the catechism, we are spending time discussing the truths in the catechism and playing memory games to help students memorize each week’s questions. “Candychism” gives them the opportunity to recite each week and receive a prize. Students reciting the entire year’s catechism will be recognized by the congregation at the end of the year.
Junior High: Christian Doctrine and Worldview
Using The Manual of Christian Doctrine and several guides on developing a Christian worldview, the junior high class puts the principles of the catechism into real life, learning how Scripture teaches these doctrines and how they are to transform our daily lives.
Senior High: Faith in Real Life
We are beginning a new series of classes for our high school students this year, beginning with a series from Great Commission Publications called So What? The Christian Mind, which teaches how to apply the doctrines they’ve been learning to real life situations.
Our greatest desire is to be a wise body of believers loving one another as Christ has loved us. Therefore, our adult education program offers a variety of classes in any given year to help us know God better and encourage one another. Classes range from Scriptural studies to topical themes. These classes, open to high schoolers and adults, provide an opportunity for discussion and interaction.