East Side Classes
There are many ways at Redeemer to grow in the knowledge of God. One particular way is to participate in our East Side Classes on Sunday mornings, afternoons and evenings. Time and time again, the New Testament writers encourage their readers to grow in faith with their minds. Exhortations such as, “Set your mind on things above” (Colossians 3:2) and, “be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2) compel us to know Jesus and to know the gospel in its depths within our lives.
Redeemer believes that growth in one’s faith is a holistic growth. Therefore, we are excited to offer various classes on the East Side in three areas: biblical knowledge, spiritual renewal and mission. Join us as we wrestle through important and difficult topics that are sure to help you grow in your understanding of God, whether you are exploring Christianity for the first time or have been a Christian for years. Please contact Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
This Week's Classes
|Sundays, Apr 27 to May 18||12:10-1:10 p.m.|
|Sundays, Apr 27 to May 18||12:10-1:10 p.m.|
|Spiritual Disciplines||Sundays, Apr 27 to May 18||12:10-1:10 p.m.|
|Re-thinking Quiet Times||Sunday, Apr 27||12:10-1:40 p.m.|
|Mercy & Justice||Sundays, May 4 to 18||12:10-1:10 p.m.|
|Marriage Check-Up||Sunday, May 18||12:10-1:10 p.m.|
|Marriage & Family||Ongoing||9:15-10:15 a.m.|
*All classes held at the Hunter College West building on the corner of E. 68th St and Lexington Ave.
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
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If we can’t see God, if the Bible is obsolete, and if miracles can’t happen, then why do people all over the world profess to be Christians?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.
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.
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.
Instructor: Mary Flynn Niemitz
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. The May 18 session will feature a special guest speaker, NYC Relief Outreach Director Josiah Haken, who will share about how to care for and serve our homeless neighbors.
Glass Café, Hunter West Building
These single-session classes will be offered throughout the year.
Instructor: Lauren Gill
Room: 504, Hunter West Building, Cost: Free
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. Lauren has worked at Redeemer over two years. She is a graduate of the 2010 Gotham Fellowship class and is passionate about helping others grow in their marriages.
Instructors: Rev. Aaron Bjerke and Lourine Clark
Room 508, Hunter West Building
Cost: Free, Register.
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.
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.