CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

We offer enriching Christian Education opportunities for all ages.  Through a variety of curricula geared specifically for each age group, children and adults study God’s Word and participate in prayerful study.  We invite you to join us in fellowship during the program year (September-May) as we study the Bible and apply its lessons to the world around us. 

Children's Sunday School

Kids’ Praise (pre-K-4th grade): New this year, our Kids’ Praise program will allow our younger members to experience a church service at their level! Through music, prayers, offering,  and a weekly Bible story, they will be able to worship together each week. This year’s curriculum (using the Jesus Storybook Bible) will focus on Old Testament stories shared each week in chronological order. After their “worship service,” they will be dismissed to a classroom to reinforce what they’ve learned  through a craft or activity.    


Submerge (5th-6th grade): The curriculum used at this level is written by Cokesbury Publishing and is specifically geared to these grade levels. Through the use of digital media,  clear references to Bible passages and genuine discussion, preteens are able to gain a greater understanding of what it means to live as a Christian.    


The Jesus-Centered Life (7th-12th grade): This group will use the devotional books that they started last year.  Published by Group Ministries (which is the same organization that develops and leads our youth group’s mission trips), these books are being used to guide weekly discussions about faith and to help teens grow their friendship with Jesus.  

Adult Christian Education

Bible Study: Join us each Sunday from 9:15 – 10:15 A.M. or Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 A.M. for an adult Bible Study.  We have lots of fun as we discuss the Bible and apply it to our lives.


“Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” Video Series:  This is an eight-session video-based Bible study on the integration of emotional health and contemplative spirituality.  It will offer powerful pathways to transformation that will help people mature into a faith-filled relationship with an authentic and profound love for God.  When formed, the group will decide meeting dates and times.


Men’s Group: All men of the congregation are invited to meet for breakfast at 7:00 A.M. at Peppermill Grill in Rockford (7 S. Squires Street Sq.) and book discussion the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.