CHRISTIAN FORMATION CLASSES
The heart of the Christian life is progressive formation in Christ’s image, and we grow in the likeness of Christ not only through information, but also through fellowship with one another.
Join us at 9:00 a.m.
Holiday Schedule: There are no Christian Formation classes on November 27, December 25, or January 1.
Exploring the Gospels
We will enjoy discovering how Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John spotlight Jesus’ life and ministry using their distinctive vocabularies, writing styles, and emphases. Each class will include a background section to help you read and interpret the Gospels in context covering topics like origin, reliability, canonicity, and structure. In the discovery section that follows, participants will learn to ask meaningful questions when observing, interpreting, and applying biblical texts. Taught by Bob Schwartzbeck, this class serves all ages in the Lecture Hall.
College & Career Community
Designed particularly for those just out of high school to early 30’s, whether in college or working, this interactive class meets in Room 201 and will cover a variety of topics. It will be led by Collin Ryan and friends.
Journey in Prayer
Self-reliance and prayerlessness are exhausting. Lack of consistency in prayer leaves you feeling guilty. Come see how your spirit is hungry for refreshing encounters with Jesus and seeking new ways to spend time with your Heavenly Father will excite you. Join us in this hands-on training in prayer led by Steve Fults, open to all in Room 205.
The Intimate Mystery of Marriage
Marriage is about much more than romance and finding your personal happiness. Rather, God gave marriage, above all, to grow husbands and wives in Christ. God wants to use your marriage to form you in the likeness of Christ so that your marriage would reflect Christ. This class will focus on the kind of marital intimacy that will challenge and grow your marriage more deeply in the gospel. It will be based on the book The Intimate Mystery and led by various discussion leaders in Room 207. This class is open to all, but will be very beneficial to those in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.
THE FORT YOUTH
High School Youth meet in Room 204 led by Travis Robnett, and Middle School Youth meet in Room 203 taught by JD Diamantopoulos. Both are studing the basics of Reformed Theology.
5th-6th Grade (GAP) – Room 209
Jeff & Amy Thom use the New City Catechism to, as Tim Keller says, “take truth deep into our hearts so we find ourselves thinking in biblical categories as soon as we can reason.” Students are encouraged to bring their Bibles to grow in studying them together.
3rd-4th Grade – Room 208
Candace Hilton and Neecia Eggar take children through the Redemptive History of the Bible to build deeper truths while learning more about having a relationship with God and growing in a delighted love for Him.
1st-2nd Graders – Room 210
Laura and Kristina Keffer help children enjoy God from the beginning through the stories of redemption in Genesis to Judges.
Pre-K and Kindergarten – Room 211
Beth Stackpole and Judy Judd use the Show Me Jesus Curriculum to help growing kids learn our God is great and we have an amazing Savior in his Son. Children will come to trust more deeply in their faith and Jesus as the foundation of their lives.
Nursery Class (3’s & 4’s) – Room 111
Our good and all-powerful God always keeps His word, and the way He fulfills his promises is better than anyone could have imagined! The Beginner’s Gospel Story Curriculum traces God’s perfect promises though the Old and New Testament stories. Even the youngest kids will come to know that God’s promises are for them and that all of them are “Yes” and “Amen” in Jesus.
Nursery is available for newborn through age 2 who will hear Jesus’ love in song. Check-in is located at the entrance to the children’s wing – see the table near the elevator on the opposite side of the main entrance from the fellowship hall.