Christian Education

_DSC1852Faith in Jesus comes and grows by hearing the Word of Christ (Romans 10:17). Christians need to hear the Word of Christ in ways that are both broad and interactive – covering the whole content of the Scriptures and their application to life, and providing ample opportunities for question, answer and discussion.  Our Sunday School classes provide this instruction and interaction.

Overview:

Sunday School classes are offered for all ages every Sunday.  Classes begin at 11:30 AM (after the worship service) and conclude at noon.

Children’s Sunday School:

We offer two classes for children: one for Preschool – First Grade, and one for Second Grade – Fifth Grade.  Our children are taught using the “FaithWeaver NOW” curriculum provided by Group Publishing.  This curriculum works in tandem with our Children’s Fellowship program (Preschool – Third Grade), expanding on and reinforcing the lessons taught during the worship service.  Children who attend both Children’s Fellowship and Sunday School will be well-grounded in the material.  Families with children in both classes will be able to discuss the lessons easily, since both older and younger children will be covering the same material in age-appropriate ways.

Youth Sunday School:

Middle and High School students receive teaching from Scott Mielke, our director of youth ministry.  Currently, the youth are learning the basic doctrines and practices that are contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Adult Sunday School

Adults can choose between two classes.  Feel free to move between the two as your interests dictate:

Q&A with the Pastor meets in the gym.  Here you can pose questions about the morning sermon, the Christian faith in general, or about New Hope.  Questions can be submitted on in writing, text, or verbally – and you can choose to remain anonymous if you like.  Any questions that can’t be addressed during the class time will be answered by email or (if anonymous) in a blog post on this website.

Discipleship Class meets upstairs in the Adult Classroom.  For winter 2017, this group is exploring the book of Romans.  You can read ahead of time, or you can come without any preparation study at all.  You will be blessed either way. Also, week by week dropping in or regular attendees are welcome.