Our inquirers’ classes introduce you to the history of Redeemer, our beliefs, and our denomination in a fun, relaxed atmosphere that encourages questions. Our senior pastor leads these classes that are usually held on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 3 pm, including a continental breakfast and lunch. As you learn about Redeemer, you’ll see how your gifts fit in with our church family. Attendance at an inquirers’ class is the first step toward church membership.
What are recent attendees saying about Redeemer’s inquirers’ class?
My wife and I came out of the inquirers’ class more excited than we expected to be. We loved learning about the history of the church and how we came to be in this historic building, and the overview of the tenets of Redeemer’s beliefs were educational and reassuring. What’s more, it was actually a pretty fun experience, foreshadowing a very fun and fulfilling membership at Redeemer. –Richard, May 2016 attendee
I loved being able to connect with others who are newer to the church over meals during the class. The content was also really good. It was exciting to hear about the Lord’s faithfulness to this church through some of the stories Craig told. –Ashley B., May 2016 attendee
Sam and I really enjoyed the inquirers’ class. Pastor Bailey is extremely knowledgeable but also so warm and approachable/relatable. I felt very comfortable asking questions during the class and was always satisfied with Pastor Bailey’s (and Chris Bennett’s) thoughtful responses. I walked away from the class with an appreciation for the formation and growth of RPC, a deeper understanding of PCA, and some budding new friendships. I walked away with a few new questions too, but also with confidence that this is the church where I want to explore those questions. The emphasis on the gospel is so apparent, and the teaching is outstanding. I’ve learned more in a few Sundays at RPC than I have in months – even years – at other Presbyterian churches. –Ashley M., May 2016 attendee
Our inquirers’ classes are usually held each quarter, as we see an interest and need. Check the Blog for our next scheduled class. Or please send an email with your interest in attending a class, and we’ll contact you directly when class dates are set.
Feedback from previous classes:
It is always valuable to be refreshed in the core basics of our faith, the history of our church, and the denomination that we belong to. It is equally important to know the wonderful privilege, importance, and responsibility of church membership. Pastor Craig Bailey did a wonderful job pointing these things out to us! –Ken, February 2016 attendee
I enjoyed learning about the history of the church and how Redeemer evolved to what it is today. I think Pastor Craig was also very clear on what the expectations are of members, which is wonderful. No one likes to be unsure of what is expected of them, and it’s great to be reminded of all of the way to contribute both within and outside of the church. –Mallory, February 2016 attendee
Our participation in the inquirers’ class was a wonderful experience. It was such an informative opportunity to learn about all aspects of Redeemer as well as the Presbyterian Church of America. We particularly liked the structure of the class in how we could ask Craig questions as he presented the information. The class provided us the chance to get to know Craig, Tony, and other class members. We also really enjoyed getting to know the members of the West Ashley community group as they provided us both breakfast and lunch. The inquirers’ class is truly an exciting first step in becoming a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. –Mary Beth, February 2015 attendee
We learned more about Redeemer’s church history and the PCA background in a fun, laid-back environment. It is a great way to enjoy fellowship with other new members, too! –Ashley, February 2015 attendee
If you’re interested in becoming a member of any church, it’s very important to understand its foundation, mission, and beliefs. The inquirers’ class gave my wife and me a very well-rounded understanding of this. It was also a great opportunity to meet new people who are in a similar situation, and may be new to the Charleston area. We really enjoyed learning about the history of Redeemer, the principles of the PCA, and just enjoying fellowship with other people. –Grant, August 2014 attendee
What we loved most about the inquirers class’ was connecting to the history of Redeemer. What an amazing story of God working through his people. Also as longstanding Presbyterians, the inquirers’ class was a great reminder of why we believe what we believe. Craig lays out the Gospel and beliefs of the Presbyterian church in an easy-to-understand and inviting way. –Robby, August 2014 attendee