Join your friends at the Kochs’ neighborhood pool in Hanahan after this Sunday’s worship service at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Contact Tiffany with any questions.
Lord willing, we’ll launch our Equip classes for all ages this Sunday, September 23 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Starting this fall, we’ve renamed our Christian Education hour to Equip. This small change is to make clear that the purpose of this hour is not to simply be educated, but rather to be equipped to live out being a Family On Mission Together.
We’re glad to gather again after Hurricane Florence, and we look forward to seeing you at 9:15 am!
- Adults meet in the Fellowship Hall (second floor of the Education Building), where they’ll continue The Gospel Project.
- High school youth meet in the conference room (second floor of the Education Building), where they’ll dig into big questions.
- Middle school youth meet in the office on the third floor of the Education Building, where they’ll grasp the big picture of God’s one story through redemptive history.
- Elementary and preschool children meet at the end of the hallway on the first floor of the Education Building, and they’re continuing The Gospel Project this year. Check out the pictures from the kickoff week!
- A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers, and they get singing time, too!
Our newly renamed Equip Hour at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, kicked off this past Sunday with breakfast for everyone. Then all our Redeemer Kids (elementary, preschool, and toddlers) headed to their classrooms for games and a preview of the fall curriculum. We look forward to seeing everyone next Sunday!
Join in the learning, exploring, fun, and fellowship during our Equip Hour at 9:15 on Sunday mornings at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC. Middle school and high school students enjoy their own classes with curriculum geared especially for their ages and learning styles!
For middle school students:
If our youth are to have a strong structure for future Biblical studies, it is essential they grasp the big picture of God’s one story through redemptive history: how He has revealed himself, how He has chosen a people for Himself, what He is like, and what His purpose is from the creation of the world until the end of history.
The G2R Bible Survey (Genesis to Revelation) explores the what, where, and when of God’s revelation. This method prepares our students to delve deeper when they are teens into the why and how through the lens of the covenant—God’s promise that “He is our God and we are His people.” Pray that our students will discover the joy of being called to be a part of this grand narrative of redemption.
The method of teaching and learning in G2R Bible Survey is different than at younger ages. The emphasis is on studying through observation, interpretation, and application of Scripture, enlightened by the Holy Spirit and guided by the teacher. In G2R Bible Survey, interactive discovery takes center stage as preteens and young teens read the Scriptures for themselves, answer open-ended questions, and use other methods to dig into God’s Word. They learn how to use Bible study skills in a passage of Scripture, such as underlining key and repeated words, making lists of what they learn about God and themselves, and much more.
For high school students and recent graduates:
Students often ask, “How does the Bible apply to my life? How can I live out what I believe? So what difference does faith in Christ make?” The question “So What?” captures in a nutshell this series’ primary purpose: that God the Holy Spirit will work through the study of His Word to bring about students’ ownership of their faith in Jesus Christ.
A good question has remarkable power to stimulate and engage critical thinking skills. Each session of So What? zeros in on one question and one answer, allowing students to focus on the truth in Scripture. By asking questions during the study of Scripture, the students discover answers from Bible.
In September the high school class will examine Identity and Purpose, using Genesis 1-3 to deal with hard, profound questions about life—questions that need God’s answers. Some of the essential issues that the older youth will examine this quarter will include how they are made in God’s image, vocation, marriage, sex, Sabbath, sin, the promise of a Redeemer, and more.
At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, our Equip Hour for both preschool and elementary children will continue using The Gospel Project for their curriculum. The Gospel Project is a chronological, Christ-centered study. Our kids and leaders loved it last year, so we’re continuing this year!
We start with opening activities at 9:15 am on Sunday mornings, so join us for the learning, exploring, and fun!
To help give our teachers, facilitators, and leaders at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, a restful summer, we’ll take a break from our usual Christian-education classes for the rest of July and August, and we’ll resume our next session of The Gospel Project in September.
Our summer schedule for each Sunday morning will be our one worship service at 10:30 am. If you’re new, start here for worship info! Then look for Christian-Ed. Kickoff information in August! As always, our weekly Email Blast is the best way to stay informed about all things Redeemer!
Our downstairs space at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, has held long days of training and learning for these Entrust students this week. We welcomed several students and facilitators from Entrust who partnered with some of our own facilitators here at Redeemer for an intensive training session. The Entrust organization seeks to multiply leaders for multiplying churches, and we at Redeemer use their methods for teaching, equipping, and facilitating our community groups, Christian-education classes, and Bible studies.
UNIFORM COLLECTION: Spring-boarding from our Missions Sunday earlier in April, our Redeemer Kids are collecting school uniforms and shoes this month (through Sunday, May 6) for Lowcountry Orphan Relief, a local Charleston charity that helps children in need. We’re collecting khaki shorts or pants and polo shirts in navy, red, and white in sizes 8-18. These items are available for purchase at Walmart, Target, Old Navy, and Belk. Plus we’re collecting shoes in women’s sizes 6+ and men’s sizes 8+. Drop off your donations in the gray bins located in the Education Building and the narthex of the sanctuary. If you’d prefer to donate money for Ashley Lowry to buy uniforms for you, then make your check payable to Redeemer with LOR uniforms in the memo line and drop in the offering bag or give to Ashley.
Do you have your ticket to Uganda? Check in here for the flight! The missions committee at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, created a unique experience for our congregation during the Christian-education hour as part of Missions Sunday last week.
Here’s an abbreviated backstory describing Redeemer’s heart for Uganda:
In 2006, Dr. Jimmy and Christine Alele, Ugandan members of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, led a team of 15 from Redeemer on our first trip to bring Entrust training to pastors and church leaders in the Lira area of Uganda and to do evangelistic outreach in local schools.
During that trip, the Lord knit our hearts with the people of Uganda and showed us how we could use the gifts He has given us to strengthen and encourage each other. Over the past 12 years, Redeemer has taken three large group trips and four trips with teams of two or three.
Because of its location and current government, Uganda is a key country for reaching Africa as well as other nations of the world. We are humbled that the Lord has connected us with the highest government and church officials in this strategic country—a fact which has amazed missionaries who have labored there for many years.
These Ugandan leaders invited us to help them build a Resource Center to contain rooms for training and storage for valuable study aids to equip local Christians. Work on the Resource Center will begin soon, and we are excited about opportunities for churches to visit and potential capabilities for remote training! The time is now to walk through this door the Lord has opened for us to advance His kingdom in Uganda and beyond! Please join our Ugandan brothers and sisters in prayer as construction begins! Redeemer’s team of representatives will travel to Uganda in April for a dedication ceremony.
Our four-person team in Uganda this week attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the resource center, so we staged our own ground-breaking photo-op with members of our missions committee and some of our elders.