As with every avenue of ministry at Mercy Presbyterian Church, the Sunday School hour at Mercy Presbyterian is an opportunity to both gather and equip. As an opportunity to gather, relationships are deepended and we also learn from one another. As an opportunity to equip, this time allows us to focus on a wide variety of biblical, theological, and practical matters in a systematic way over a course of years. Our children, too, will form relationships with others their age, connecting families, as they are taught the basics of the faith with a focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our children’s classes are taught by loving and caring members of our congregation who implement song, skit, pictures, crafts and memorization to teach your children.
For adults we will be offering the following classes in the 2016-2017 year:
August 21 – November 13: The Divine Covenant – We invite everyone to participate in this class where we will discuss in depth the meaning, purpose, history, background, and scope of the covenantal language in scripture and in the history of redemption. We’ll begin at creation and trace the broad covenants of works and grace while also looking at the more specific covenants included in Scripture. This will be a great opportunity to grow together in our understanding of God’s great plan of redemption in this world.
October 23 – November 13: Missions and Members Class – This class is for those who are fairly new to our church, or regular attenders, who would like to find out more about what we believe as a church and how that shapes our ministry. More than just a “members” class, we believe it is vital for members to understand the mission Jesus has for his church in the world. When we join the church, we are joining ourselves in a unique way to his work. Click this link to sign up.
November 20 – December 18: Faith and Vocation – Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about work? Do you wrestle with how your faith in Christ affects your “9 to 5” daily routine? This class will take a look at vocation, roles, efficiency, good works, and the value of accomplishing work and should be helpful for anyone in any walk of life.
January 8 – February 26: Rich Biblical Worship – When it comes to worship, we tend to focus on form. Appearance and style grab our attention. But we know that worship is more than a matter of preference. What’s the balance between biblical direction and personal expression? What in particular does God prescribe and where are we free to decide? For 9 weeks we will examine what Scripture teaches us about worship as a corporate encounter with God that’s guided by his means of grace.
March 5 – May 28: The Book of Romans – This will be an action and information packed class that will deal with the book of Romans, the letter written by the apostle Paul. In this class we will take a comprehensive look at this book including it’s background and formation, the historical context and characters, the content of each chapter, the theology that is developed in Romans, and how this book fits into God’s revelation of His Son Jesus Christ.
March 12 – April 2: Missions and Members Class – This class is for those who are fairly new to our church, or regular attenders, who would like to find out more about what we believe as a church and how that shapes our ministry. More than just a “members” class, we believe it is vital for members to understand the mission Jesus has for his church in the world. When we join the church, we are joining ourselves in a unique way to his work. Click this link to sign up.