Christian Education is responsible for ensuring opportunity for Christian study and growth for all ages.
Adult Christian Education Opportunities
Sunday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Jon
Need a charge from God to start your week? Want to read the Bible but don’t know how to get started? Join Pastor as we stroll through the Bible, book by book. Each Sunday morning at 9 am we will look at a chapter from the Bible, study what it means, and ask God how to apply it to our daily lives. This Bible study will last half an hour and will be a great way for you to prepare for worship. No experience necessary. Bring your own Bible. Don’t have a Bible? Don’t worry-we have quite a few on hand.
Tuesday Adult Study Classes
Tuesdays at noon and repeated at 7 pm
Summer Film Series
How do we live out the Ten Commandments? What would they look like in a modern town block? How do we be moral people in a difficult world? Join us as we explore Krzystof Kieslowski’s Polish Television Series “The Decalogue”. Set in an 1980’s Warsaw teement house, the diretor explores the implications of each commandment in the lives of everyday and often intersecting people. This film is well-subtitled so everyone will be able to get something worth discussing out of it. We will have conversation after each showing to discover what we can glean from our viewing.
Here are the June films:
June 6 — I am the Lord Thy God, Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me.
June 13 — Thou Shalt Not Take The Name of the Lord in Vain
June 20 — Remember The Sabbath Day to Keep It Holy
June 27 — Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother
Children’s Educational Activities
- Children In Worship
What is The Children in Worship Center? The following quotation from KIDZ NEWS from First Park Church in GR provides a good definition:“The children in a Worship Center are not being ‘taught’; they are being invited to participate in an experience of worship that is meaningful and real for them. It is a place that affirms children’s place in the family of God and calls upon them to experience the stories of God. It is a place that accepts children for who they are at their own level, welcoming their questions, their fears, their wondering, and their joy. It is their sanctuary.” – Mary Jersey AckersonThe children gather for Children in Worship every Sunday during the service for a time of Bible Stories and sharing. The children also gather at different times during the month for special, fun activities such as bowling, dune rides, visits to nursing homes and even some community service. They learn a very special lesson in sharing, giving back and helping others.We are thankful for the children who have been coming to the Worship Center. We look forward to continuing to worship with them.
- Kids Summer Worship
During the Summer months we offer Kids Summer Worship which is much more laid back than Children In Worship. The children still hear a Bible story and have time to make a picture or put a puzzle together. If the weather is nice, the leader might take the kids outside to play.
- Vacation Bible School
This year Vacation Bible School was on Tuesday-Thursday evenings, July 12-14th. We’ve settled on a title “Skateboard VBS 2016”. We had a young man who is a great skateboarder, and who has a passion for sharing his faith.