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): Each Sunday, kids are dismissed after the children's message to worship together.  With music, prayers and a Bible story with related craft, our younger kids are able to praise God in a setting that is safe, comfortable and at their level.


Submerge (5th-6th grade): Our preteens are also dismissed following the children's message to meet together.  Using a curriculum specifically designed for their age group, they dive into a topic each week that speaks to their developing faith.  Topics include communion, Pentecost, Lent and prayer.


Sermon Reflections (7th-12th grade): Our teens remain in the sanctuary for most of the worship service.  Using focused questions, they are invited to "take notes" during worship.  Following the sermon, they are dismissed, along with an adult discussion leader, to reflect on the morning's message and how it connects to them!

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.

  

Disciple Bible Study:  In addition to our Tuesday and Sunday morning adult Bible studies being offered in fall 2018, Disciple is offered to anyone looking for an outstanding learning experience dedicated to reading and discussing 70% of the Bible in nine months! Meeting weekly with the same small group of participants who are committed to deepening their understanding of the Bible is transformational! You need have no prior Bible study experience to join this enriching class. 


A Couple's Guide to a Growing Marriage:   This Bible study for couples is centered on Gary Chapman’s book A Couple’s Guide to a Growing Marriage. This study consists of personal Bible study, one-on-one discussion with your partner, and a small group study.  This study is open to any couple wanting to improve their relationship/communication with each other and with God (the newly married, the soon to be married, or those celebrating decades together!).  


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.