In keeping with Christ the Redeemer’s mission to study his Word and be a training ground for disciples of Jesus Christ, Christian education is a key priority. CTR offers all-year Sunday School prior to the worship service, from preschool through adults. The Children’s Ministry aims to assist parents in the Christian nurture of our covenant children. Children through grade 5 use curriculum from Great Commission Publications. Older youth through grade 12 gather to watch a video series, or study a book of the Bible or discipleship topic.
The Adult Sunday School is taught by a rotation of the elders, the pastor and other teachers. The purpose is to provide theologically rich instruction and encourage discussion to grow and deepen our faith and love of Christ. We are currently working through the Ligonier Derek Thomas video series study of Romans. These classes are also a wonderful way to connect with others.
Children’s Church is offered once a month during the worship service, with children ‘Following the Flag’ out of the sanctuary after the second hymn. Children age 3 to kindergarten memorize great hymns of the faith, learn the meaning and intent behind the various elements of the worship service, and have a brief time of fellowship and a snack.
Christ the Redeemer offers Men’s and Women’s Bible studies at various times throughout the year. For information on current offerings, please contact the CTR office.
Nursery is available during the worship service for children up to age 3.
Spiritual growth and a saving relationship with Jesus Christ are the desires for Christ the Redeemer’s children. Our youth – from middle school through high school – meet on Wednesday nights during the school year for a meal, a time of teaching and discussion to dive deeper into God’s word, and then ‘hanging out’. They also can participate in service opportunities, and lively, bonding-oriented events (e.g., axe-throwing, pool parties, lock-ins). SummerLink is the Heartland Presbytery’s youth summer camp each July and CTR youth are eligible to attend.
Christ the Redeemer women’s ministry seeks to glorify God by assisting women in fulfilling the Titus 2 mandate (Titus 2:1, 3-5), and to encourage one another in deepening our spiritual maturity. In addition to women’s Bible study, we gather for casual fellowship and outings to build friendships and grow closer as sisters in Christ.
A new prayer team is forming at CTR with a focus on interceding for the needs of the body, hosting weekly and quarterly prayer events, and providing prayer cards and guides to the congregation.
Second Sundays Teaching and Feasting
On the second Sunday evening of each month, Pastor Suber or a guest speaker speaks on a specific topic (e.g., church history, Covenant Theology), we pray, and we enjoy a meal together (in the summer these are cook-outs). This is a great opportunity for rich teaching which is also a fun event that is more informal in nature than our morning services.
To mark Reformation Day in October, CTR hosts a memorable celebration for both adults and children with costumes, games and activities, and of course lots of great food. We celebrate Christ’s birth with an all-church Christmas party in December. A children’s nativity pageant is in the planning stages.
Coming Summer 2021.