Christian Spiritual Formation
At Redeemer, we believe that all Christians are called to continually grow in their faith. Recognizing that we are at many different places on our own journeys of faith, we seek to help each other know and love God more deeply. More than education, Christian formation is the process of daily living into the possibility of abundant and vibrant life in Christ as it becomes known to us in our encounters with God and each other.
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Children's Spiritual Formation at Redeemer includes Sunday school in classes from preschool to 4th grade that meet in the upper level of our educational building.
Our 'soon to be teens' in grades 5 and 6 gather with leaders in a classroom as they begin to engage a little more on their own by exploring and discussing their thoughts and ideas about faith.
Our 7th and 8th graders take part in the Rite 13 curriculum, also in the Sunday school wing upper level. The Rite 13 program
offers a way to mark and celebrate the transition to adolescence and the transitions of the relationships between young folks and their community, parents, family, and friends...while celebrating the fact that God’s love is ever present during those difficult years.
Sunday School is held from 10:05-10:45 for all ages and a nursery is provided for little ones up to four years old during that time as well as during church services.
Our 9th and 10th graders take part in J2A, Journey to Adulthood, a journey during which they explore very intentionally their own ideas and feelings about faith and what it means to be part of a faith community. Their community building and awareness are enhanced by two intense trips together; Urban Adventure and Pilgrimage.
The Senior High Class (Grades 11 and 12) meet with adult mentors for free-flowing discussions on faith and occasionally join an adult formation class.
Adult classes vary throughout the year and are listed on this site under Adult Formation.
Other opportunities to be involved include:
Adult Bible Studies
Redeemer Activities for Children (REACH) for First-Fifth Graders
Multi-generational Activities, such as making Advent Wreaths
Monthly Summer Book Clubs
Chanco on the James: Youth and adult participation in spiritual formation events, such as Happening and Cursillo and EYC weekends.