East Side Classes are a great opportunity for you to explore or deepen your faith. Consider attending one of the following classes.
Christmas Term Classes
Spiritually Preparing for Advent
Instructor: Steve Shaffer
Time: 12:10PM-1:30PM, 12/1 & 12/15, Room 506, Hunter West Building
Christmas is marketed as the most joyous and festive time of the year, but for many of us it is the most stressful and exhausting. When December 25th arrives you’ve bought presents and attended parties, but have you thought much about Christ’s birth? Advent (the four Sundays leading up to Christmas), when observed, can help realign your priorities, grow your faith and give you the spiritual and emotional presence of mind to celebrate Christmas well. Come learn how.
Winter Term 1 Classes, January 5 - February 9
Instructor: Aaron Bjerke
Time: 12:10PM-1:30PM, 1/5-2/9, Room 507, Hunter West Building
We often view the Old Testament as dry, obscure, boring...and well, old. But this is the Scripture that Jesus knew through and through, every word of which is divinely inspired by God himself. So join us as we explore the Old Testament’s elegant structure, sweeping narratives, and unparalleled wisdom, and learn how the ancient words therein speak to us today.
Thoughtful Christianity: Growing in Christian Theology & Practice
Instructor: Ed Sirya
Time: 12:10PM-1:30PM, 1/5-2/9, Room 506, Hunter West Building
Most everyone enters into Christianity without having a formal survey of it. Organizing one’s theology, however, is a beneficial experience.Whether you are exploring Christianity for the first time, or have been a Christian for decades, this class aims to help grow your understanding in areas such as the theology of the church, the image of God in man, ethics, & more.
Instructor: Lyn and Clay Cook
Time: 12:10PM-1:30PM, 1/5-2/9, Room 508, Hunter West Building
Would you like to see God use you more effectively in communicating the gospel with your friends? Learn how we can be loving and prayerful in the relationships God puts in our lives as we speak clearly and winsomely about our faith.Topics include: relationships of integrity, transitioning to the gospel, sharing your story, and communicating the gospel.
Marriage and Family Class
Instructor: Brent Bounds
Time: 9:15AM-10:15AM, 1/5-2/23, 3rd Floor Glass Cafe, Hunter West Building
Please join Brent Bounds, Director of Family Ministries, for Part 2 of the Grace Based Parenting video series by Dr. Tim Kimmel. Each week we will watch a short video followed by discussion and prayer. Classes for children (3 months through 9th Grade) are also available at the same time.
Change and Your Relationships: A Mess Worth Making (Continued from Fall Term)
Instructor: Lois Kehlenbrink
Time: 12:10PM-1:30PM, 1/5-2/9, Room 505, Hunter West Building
Cost: $20 - Register here
We all spend the majority of our waking hours interacting with people. These interactions have the potential to shape us--either for good or ill. For many, relationships can easily become conduits for personal satisfaction and self-centered happiness. While God does want us to find great joy in our friendships, he never states that as the end goal or primary motivation. The goal of the class is that we will see the bigger picture of what God is accomplishing in and through our relationships.
These single-session classes will be offered throughout the year.
Instructor: Daniel Lee & Chris McNerney
Time: 10/13; 12:10pm-1:10pm; 3rd Floor Glass Cafe, Hunter West Building
Dawkins. Hitchens. Dennett. These are the New Atheists, whose polished arguments and persuasive rhetoric are continuously influencing people to join their ranks. But is their ideology sound? Or is it built on questionable assumptions and beliefs? Join us as we re-think atheism and its growing influence on modern society.
Instructor: Lauren Gill
Time: 10/27; 12:10pm-1:10pm; Room 116
Every marriage has areas of strength and weakness. Come celebrate your strengths and figure out practical ways to enhance other areas of your marriage to make it a God-glorifying ministry.
Intro to Redeemer
Time: 10/27 and 11/24, 12:00pm to 1:30pm; Register here
Do you want to learn more about Redeemer's vision and how we serve and minister to the city? Are you new to Redeemer or looking to get more involved? Come hear from Redeemer leaders, ask questions, and meet others over lunch. This is also the first step to becoming a member at Redeemer.