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Class Descriptions

East Side Classes are a great opportunity for you to explore or deepen your faith. Consider attending one of the following classes.

Spring Term Classes, April 27 - May 18

Epistle Study: Colossians
Dates: Sundays, April 27–May 18
Instructor: Steve Shaffer
Room 506, Hunter West Building, Cost: Free

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Is it really possible to live a life this grateful and filled up with Christ? The apostle Paul thought so. Through its focus on the supremacy of Christ in all things, the book of Colossians can be a great source of encouragement to people seeking to become more grounded in God.

Spiritual Disciplines
Dates: Sundays, April 27–May 18
Instructors: Lyn Cook and Andi Brindley
Room 507, Hunter West Building, Cost: Free

In Acts 16, we get a glimpse into the prison cell where Paul and Silas are being held. Instead of huddled in the corner, they are "praying and singing hymns to God." Somehow they are experiencing something more that transforms them. In this class, we will look at three specific spiritual disciplines: the word, prayer, and the Lord’s Supper, as ways God has given us to bring about this same transformation in our lives.

Credibility of Christianity
Dates: Sundays, April 27–May 18
Instructors: Daniel Lee and Rev. Ed Sirya
Room 505, Hunter West Building, Cost: Free

If we can’t see God, if the Bible is obsolete, and if miracles can’t happen, then why do people all over the world profess to be Christians? Is it jut blind faith? Or are there valid, intellectual grounds for belief? Join us as we explore the reasons for Christianity, and then draw your own conclusions. Geared primarily for people who do not identify as Christians, so if you are a Christian, please consider inviting a friend.

Mercy & Justice
Dates: Sundays, May 4–May 18
Instructor: Hope for New York staff
Room 508, Hunter West Building, Cost: Free

In the midst of life at a frenetic pace, how do we live out God's heart for the poor and marginalized of New York City? In this class we will explore together the gospel's unique perspective on mercy and justice, and how we can help create a city in which communities experience spiritual, personal, social, and economic well-being.

Marriage & Family
Dates: Sundays, 9:15AM–10:15AM; ongoing
Glass Café, Hunter West Building
Cost: Free

These single-session classes will be offered throughout the year.

Re-thinking Quiet Times
Dates: Sunday, April 27
Instructors: Rev. Aaron Bjerke and Lourine Clark
Room 508, Hunter West Building
Cost: Free, Register here

In a city that never sleeps, we can become overwhelmed with busy schedules and heavy workloads. For the Christian, a “survival skill” for living fruitfully is the practice of daily relational time with God. Come and see what quiet times might look like in your life.

Intro to Redeemer
Dates: 6/1 from 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.