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Peace Reformed Church, Napoleon, Ohio

A Confessional, Reformed (RCUS) Church in Napoleon, Ohio


Catechism & Christian Education

Heidelberg Catechism

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!

For Women

Women’s Fellowship

“Women’s Fellowship” as we call it, meets once a month to plan church events, fellowship, and a devotional by Pastor Steve.

Women’s Book Study

We also have a women’s book study taught by Bianca Altman which meets at Steve and Bianca Altman’s home on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Please contact us for details if you’d like to attend!

Men’s Fellowship

“Men’s Fellowship” meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday. We are currently studying Calvin’s Institutes, led by pastor Steve. We’re reading from the Battles edition (2 Volume set). 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 teaching of John Calvin.

High School & College

“Youth Fellowship” is our youth group (both high school and college age) which meets twice per month at Steve and Bianca Altman’s home at 7pm. We usually eat a hearty meal first, then do an activity and then finally settle down for a Scripture lesson taught by Mark Priestap. We’re currently studying the book of Acts. 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.