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East Side Classes

East Side Classes are an important resource for spiritual growth at Redeemer. These classes are designed to help us discern God's calling in every area of our lives, to engage the city with the gospel in practical ways, and to better understand ourselves and the context we live in. They are also designed to be interactive so that participation and discussion is a valuable part of the learning experience. Join us as we wrestle together with important topics on understanding and living out the Christian faith here in New York City.

We strongly encourage you to register in advance as space is limited. Sunday 9:15 a.m. classes will be one hour in length and are free. All other classes will be ninety minutes and will include a light meal. There will be a one-time registration fee of $25 that covers food and class materials for those classes. Please send scholarship inquiries and other questions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

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Class schedule

 

Registration is currently open for Winter 2017 classes. Click on the class title for descriptions and follow the registration links to reserve your spot today. If you need scholarship assistance, please let us know at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Fall 2016

Title Time & Location Dates
Apologetics: Talking about the Credibility of Christianity Sundays 12 p.m.
Hunter West Bldg
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6
Enriching Your Marriage Series Sundays 9:15 a.m.

​Hunter West Bldg

Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, Dec 4
Wrestling with the Purpose of Work Sundays 12 p.m.
Hunter West Bldg
Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6


Winter 2017

Title Time & Location Dates
Apologetics: Talking about the Credibility of Christianity Sundays 9:15 a.m.
Hunter West Bldg

Jan 15, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26

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Creating Rhythms for a Thriving Spiritual Life Sundays 12 p.m.
Hunter West Bldg

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29

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Rise: Discerning Your Gifts to Engage the City

Mondays 7 p.m.
Redeemer Offices

Jan 9, 23, 30, Feb 6

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Lent 2017

Title Time & Location Dates
Creating Rhythms for a Thriving Spiritual Life Sundays 9:15 a.m.
Hunter West Bldg
Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 2
Monday evenings
Redeemer Offices
Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20
Gospel in Life Sundays 12 p.m.
Hunter West Bldg

Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 26,

Apr 2, 23, 30, May 7, 14

Wednesday evenings
Redeemer Offices
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
Apr 5, 12, 19
Rise: Discerning Your Gifts to Engage the City Sundays 12 p.m.
Hunter West Bldg

Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 26,

Apr 2

 

Spring 2017

Title Time & Location Dates
Apologetics: Talking about the Credibility of Christianity

Sundays 12 p.m.
Hunter West Bldg

Apr 23, 30, May 7, 14
Parenting Through a Gospel Lens Sundays 9:15 a.m.
Hunter West Bldg
Apr 23, 30, May 7
Power, Privilege and Difference Monday evenings
Redeemer Offices
Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

 


Class Description

 

Apologetics: Talking about the Credibility of Christianity

This course is designed to equip participants for meaningful conversations with people who do not believe or are skeptical of the claims of Christianity. How can we know if God exists? Is Christianity credible in a world of science, technology and individual freedom? This class will explore themes of science and faith, worldviews, and the truthfulness and relevance of the gospel in the context of our city’s beliefs and values.

This course is taught by our Assistant Pastor and Director of Ministry Ed Sirya. Register here to take this class in January 2017.

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Creating Rhythms for a Thriving Spiritual Life

This course is designed to develop rhythms and practices that heighten our attentiveness to the ways that God is at work in our lives. We will look at our normal “schedule” and identify what we love and value, in order to create new routines that are both sustainable and life giving. We will specifically explore how God’s word, the sacraments, prayer, sabbath and service can become regular habits that shape our lives.

This course is team-taught by our Senior Community Group Director Lyn Cook and Pastoral Resident Mark Ro. Register here to take this class in January 2017.

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Enriching Your Marriage Series

Marriage will always involve two awed people living together in a broken world. Yet most couples enter marriage with different expectations and are unprepared for the day-to-day realities of married life. It’s with this in mind that Paul Tripp wrote What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage. Using this book, we will learn how couples can protect their relationships, equipping them to cultivate a thriving, grace-based marriage in all circumstances and seasons of their lives.

This course is taught by Lois Kehlenbrink, Clinical Director of Redeemer Counseling Services and licensed marriage and family therapist.

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Gospel in Life

The gospel is not merely a private belief but God’s power to renew all creation. How then does the gospel change every aspect of the way we live and engage the city? This discussion-based course is designed to give us a biblical perspective on how we live it out in all areas of life— first in our hearts, then in community, and ultimately out in the world. This material is based on the Gospel in Life book and video study produced by Redeemer City to City and Zondervan. 

This course is team-taught by our Senior Community Group Director Lyn Cook and Community Group Interns Hector Sanchez and Ben Waller.

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Parenting through a Gospel Lens

How does the gospel influence our call to raise children in New York City with both its benefits and its challenges? Dig deeper into what it means to parent in light of the gospel.

This course is taught by Dr. Margaret Yoon, a child and adult psychiatrist at NYPH-Weill Cornell trained in family therapy and who co-directs a program for teens returning back to home and school after hospitalization. 

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Power, Privilege and Difference

This course will explore themes of race, class, justice and power through the perspective of the gospel. How does the reality of God’s Kingdom transform and renew the places we live? How do we love the city through engaging in our neighborhoods?

This course is taught by our Assistant Pastor and Community Group Director Aaron Bjerke. 

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Rise: Discerning Your Gifts to Engage the City

How are you called to help New York City and the people in it flourish? How can you embody the gospel in the way you live and work? This course will navigate how your personal story, gifts and passions can help you discern the ways God is calling you to purposefully engage and serve the city.

This course is team-taught by our Community Group Director Jessica Hong, Pastoral Resident Justin Adour, and Community Group Intern Ben Waller. Register here to take this class in January 2017.

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Wrestling with the Purpose of Work

How has God called us to be cultivators and caretakers of his creation? How can we find joy in work that helps build God’s creation, and what does it mean to do it well? This class will explore themes of creation, fall, redemption and restoration through the perspective of our vocation and calling. 

This course is team-taught by Jessica Hong and Esther Suh. Jessica is an East Side Community Group Director and Esther is the Vocational Program Manager for the Center for Faith and Work. 

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Questions about East Side Classes? You can reach us at [email protected].

 


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