Redeemer Presbyterian Church:

Renewing the city socially, spiritually and culturally

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 if you have any questions.


Class schedule | Class descriptions | Featured Class links


Class schedule


This Semester's Classes




Christian Narrative

Sundays, Jan 17 to Feb 7 12:10-1:10 p.m.
Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands Sundays, Jan 17 to Mar 20 12:10-1:10 p.m.
Conversational Apologetics Sundays, Jan 17 to Feb 7 12:10-1:10 p.m.
Intro to Redeemer Ongoing Varies

All classes held at the Hunter College West building on the corner of E. 68th St and Lexington Ave.


Class descriptions


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

Winter Term Classes, January 17 to March 20


Christian Narrative

Instructor: Ed Sirya

January 17 - February 7, at 12:10 p.m.

Room 506, Hunter West Building

This class will introduce the Christian faith, not primarily as a set of doctrines, morals or practices, but as an alternate story of the world. To do that, it will engage with the broad storyline of the Bible as it is told in four acts: Creation, the Fall, Redemption and Restoration. The class will consider what each of these acts tells us about God, ourselves and our world today — and how each of our lives finds its true meaning as part of God's larger story of redemption.


Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands

Instructor: Lois Kehlenbrink

January 17 - March 20, at 12:10 p.m.

Room 507, Hunter West Building, Register here

The goal of this curriculum is that people would learn to give and receive biblical help that doesn't only change and help them, but also changes the culture of their church and surrounding community. Case studies, lectures, and group discussions will help us grow in our ability to listen well, know people, interpret another person’s story from a biblical perspective, and offer biblically-based truth that will motivate others in their growth in Christ. The class will not meet on January 24.


Conversational Apologetics

Instructor: Aaron Bjerke

January 17 - February 7, at 12:10 p.m.

Room 508, Hunter West Building

What are helpful ways for Christians to dialogue with other worldviews? Come learn how to intelligently discuss the Christian faith with Muslims, Jews, and secular humanists, in a way that is both respectful and intriguing.


Featured class links


Membership and baptism | Other Redeemer classes and seminars