Independent Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Christian Education

Weekly Christian Education
Opportunities for all Ages
 
 
Click here  for Summer Term 2014 Adult Education Classes Sundays and Weekdays 
 
  SUNDAYS
Sunday Morning Church School 10:00-10:50 a.m.
for Adults, Youth, and Children

For more information concerning adult Christian Education, please contact Betsy Middlebrooks at bmiddlebrooks@ipc-usa.org or at 933-3731.
 
For information concerning Children’s Ministries, please contact Cindy Coulter or Mary Beasley or Kay Roller
 
For information concerning Youth Ministries, contact Aly Butts or Ryan Hamilton
 
 
  WEDNESDAYS: 
 
   
  WEEKDAYS:
 
Bible Study with Susan Clayton
Bible Study with Lucy Turner
Bible Study with Margaret Northen 
Presbyterian Women’s Circles
Book Review Group
Questers
Tapestries Groups
Questers Groups
Women at the Well Bible Study
Friday Morning Bible Study (for men)
You're Invited...  
To sign up for any of these groups, contact Betsy Middlebrooks 205.933.3731. 
 
 
 
 Ministry of Christian Education at IPC
 
The ministry of Christian Education at Independent Presbyterian Church is under the direction of the Session and implemented by the Christian Education Committee.

The committee strives for excellence in its multi-faceted program for adults, youth and children, believing “we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4:15,16)

Author Sara Covin Juengst in her book, Equipping the Saints, notes “Church educators have always debated among themselves the primary purpose of Christian education. Some have emphasized instruction, others becoming part of the faith community, others spiritual development, and still others education for justice and social change. Recent years have seen a new emphasis on Christian education as traditioning, passing on the faith from one generation to the next. This is a task of the home and the church.”

She goes on to say, “The purpose of Christian education is not to fill people’s heads with biblical trivia. It is to tell the family story, that story we find in scripture, with such imagination and verve that lives are illuminated and changed. When the story is told in a way that engages people’s lives, community is formed, spiritual growth occurs, and the people are moved to work for social justice and change.”  

The goal of the Christian Education Committee at IPC is to educate, nurture and guide members of our church community so that each of them, as individuals and as a community, may respond with desire and commitment to render one’s talents to God in achieving the church’s mission.
                       Paul Romjue, Director Christian Education
                       Independent Presbyterian Church
 
For further information or for a list of available resources from the Presbytery office, please contact them directly at www.pslpcusa.org