Sunday School

Sunday Mornings at 8:30 a.m.

 

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.

 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house,

and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates."

 Deuteronomy 6:4-9

 

 For Children and Youth

The mission of the Sunday School is to partner with the parents of our church in fulfilling the responsibility to plant and nurture the seeds of faith in their children for the glory of God.  Our goal is that these children will grow to become mighty oaks of righteousness, with roots sunk down deep into

  • the truths of the Word of God
  • a love for God
  • a trust in our sovereign God-- ultimately experiencing the joy of God being supreme in their lives.

 

We believe that nurturing maturity in faith involves three key areas.

  • Content.  What we believe is as important as the fact that we believe.  We want to make worshippers of our children-- not nominal Christians.  We want them to grow to worship in spirit and in truth-- not just in knowledge.  We want them to grow to worship and love God with all their heart.  BUT, they can't love what they do not know.  The Bible gives us truth about God and this truth is the fuel for worship.  Therefore, we are concerned about teaching the content of faith accurately.
  • Relationship with God.  Nurturing faith also involves helping the students make a "heart" commitment to God-- to have a "relationship" with God-- to turn their hearts towards God-- to not only understand the truth, but to be captured by it.
  • Behavior.  Finally, we want our students to make the connection between belief and behavior-- that a part of loving God is a desire to please him by obedience.   We want them to come to the point of understanding that to receive Christ means more than receiving the benefits of forgiveness.  It means believing that he died for our sins, loving him, and determining to strive to obey his commands.

 

The Learning Ministry Team (LMT) is led by Dee Hickman.
Their main responsibilities include the coordination and oversight of the following ministries and activities:

Sunday School (nursery through high school)

Nursery

Children's Church                         

KidMission                        

Annual Church Picnic

 

 

 

For Adults

 We believe that learning the Bible is just as important for
adult Christians as it is for younger ones.  The same values
we have in teaching our children are the ones we seek to
live and model as we teach and learn together as adults.
That's why we also have several classes that are designed
to teach God's Word and train his people for ministry. Our
elders give oversight to this part of the Sunday School
ministry.  They do much of the instruction, along with other
skilled teachers from our congregation.  See the
Faith & Practice page for a description of our four-year
course of study for adults.  The following are just a sample
of some recent adult class electives:

  

Genesis

Christianity and the Cults

Evangelism

Hebrews

Jesus on Leadership

Welcome to the Family 
(EFCMM orientation and membership)

John

Discipleship

1 Corinthians

Systematic Theology

          The Psalms