Catechism & Christian Education
To instruct our children the truth of Scripture, we first lay the groundwork with the Heidelberg Catechism, which has been used by Reformed Christians for this purpose for 400 years. It is our belief, as it was when it was written, that carefully instructing children in the doctrine of Scripture will greatly assist them in apprehending their guilt and misery before God and how great their redemption is so that they might love their redeemer in heartfelt gratitude (Guilt -> Grace -> Gratitude). The aim is maturity, leading to the only sort of obedience that is acceptable to God: “faith working through love.”
Catechism is a teaching tool meant to teach in bite-size form what the Scripture teaches. The catechism is not the Word of God – it only explains the contents of it, like a teacher to a pupil. Read more about it here.
Audio Heidelberg Catechism
Sunday School & Sunday Evenings
We have sunday school for all ages each Sunday at 8:30am. The adults meet in the main sanctuary and the children are divided into three classes: preschool, grade school and high school.
On Sunday evenings we are going through a series by R.C. Sproul also in the church sanctuary. It is very informal and there is childcare for the little ones. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary however – don’t be shy!
“Women’s Fellowship” as we call it, meets once a month to plan church events, fellowship, and a devotional by Pastor Steve.
“Men’s Fellowship” meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. We are currently studying The Belgic Confession, led by Pastor Steve. If you want to get a head start, contact us and we’ll let you know where we are in the reading.
Who can come?
Men of all ages are welcome. Don’t feel like you have to be a theologian or have to have any prior knowledge of Reformed Theology. The purpose of the class is to think through what we believe and why we believe it. Whether you’re already sure or have no idea, the content of this class will point you to Christ and help you to understand the Scriptures better through the clarity of the Belgic Confession of Faith.
High School & College
“Youth Fellowship” is our youth group (both high school and college age) which meets once per month at at the church at 6pm. We usually eat a hearty meal first, then do an activity and then finally settle down for a Scripture lesson taught by Jason Demland.
Like catechism, our aim is to mature them through the gospel that they might love God and their neighbors will joyful hearts. We have thoughtful, lively discussions and we also have a lot of fun. It’s welcome to anyone; – non-members are very welcome to join us.