What images come to mind when you hear the words Christian education? Are your first thoughts of children in classrooms studying the Bible? For many of us the Church School is the primary place that we think of when we consider what it means to provide Christian education. Christian education happens when people learn about God’s love as they hear the stories of the Bible.
In surveys that ask the question, “What is the most important thing children learn in Church School?” the answer is most often “the Bible”. It is in Christian education settings that children learn the stories of the people of God and become familiar with God’s teachings through their study of the Bible. It is in Church School that children develop a Christian understanding of the purposes of Scripture. Living a Christian life does not come automatically. It comes through study, worship, and learning together. Church School is a beginning for children and youth.
Church School, as well as many other settings for Christian formation, is essential for adults! When people learn to follow the example of Jesus Christ, they become Christian examples, revealing the love of God through their own actions at home, at work, at play, at church or anywhere they may be. A yearning to follow the examples of Jesus leads Christians to recognize the needs of others and to seek way to serve in God’s name. Through Christin education activities at church individuals and families find ways to serve God. By serving others. Christian education is one of the primary missions here at St. Mark. Christian Education study is offered:
|Church School||Sunday||9:00 – 9:45am||All ages|
|Bible Study||Tuesday||6:00 – 8:00pm||Adults|
|Bible Study||Tuesday||6:30 – 8:00pm||Men|
|Bible Study||2nd Saturday||9:00-11:00am||Women|