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We live in a time of unprecedented access to books, online classes, and podcasts from experts and thought leaders on any topic. While this is exciting, we know we weren’t made to go it alone. We want to engage with others as we learn, especially when it comes to our faith.

At Redeemer East Side, we offer a range of classes designed to help you grow spiritually as you connect with others. These classes are taught by Redeemer pastors and staff who are passionate about equipping you to follow Christ’s call where you live, work, and love. We hope to see you in class soon!

Schedule | Class Descriptions


Intro to Spiritual Formation Sun, Oct 15, Dec 3, Feb 4, Apr 7, Jun 2, and Aug 4
Intro to Redeemer East Side Sun, Nov 5, Jan 14, Mar 3, May 5, and July 7
Faith & Work 101 Mon, Sept 18-Nov 6
Sunday Bible Study Sun, Sept 24-Dec 10
20s & 30s Bible Study: Good News for Our Bodies Sun, Sept 24-Dec 10
Premarital Seminar Sat, Oct 14 and Mar 2
How to Biblically Care for Families in Crisis Thurs, Oct 19
Building Healthy Friendships Sun, Oct 29
Slow-Jamming Scripture Together Thurs, Nov 16
The 5th Commandment for Grown-Ups Sun, Feb 25
Foundations of Biblical Justice Sun, Mar 10-Apr 21

Class Descriptions

Ongoing Classes

Intro to Spiritual Formation
| Select days: Oct 15, Dec 3, Feb 4, Apr 7, Jun 2, and Aug 4
At Redeemer East Side, we believe that the gospel makes its way deeper into our hearts and transforms our lives through the ordinary practices we engage in, the community we embrace, and by living out the callings God has given us. This core seminar will be offered periodically during the year to deepen your understanding of spiritual formation.

Intro to Redeemer East Side
| Select days: Nov 5, Jan 14, Mar 3, May 5, and July 7
Learn how you can get plugged into the Redeemer East Side community. In this seminar, learn about the mission and vision of Redeemer East Side, and how you, with your unique gifting and experience, can join in the vision of our church and the mission of God wherever you live, work and love. This core seminar will be offered periodically during the year.

2023-24 Classes

Sunday Bible Study: Making Sense of the Christian Scriptures
| Sundays, Sept 24-Dec 10
The Bible can be overwhelming whether you've been a Christian for a while or you're just curious about God's word. In this Sunday Bible study, bring your Bible, pen, paper, and your questions. We'll come together to walk through God's word, and gain tools to see what God reveals in his Scriptures. Together, we'll better understand how it all fits together and points to Jesus. This season, we will focus on the poetry of the Bible (Psalms and Proverbs).

20s & 30s Bible Study: Good News for Our Bodies
Register | Sundays, Sept 24-Dec 10
What does God have to say to us about our bodies? Join us to read and discuss the Bible and what it teaches about the relationship between our body and topics such as: identity, sexuality, gender, suffering, sin, death, redemption, and resurrection. By examining how the gospel is good news in our embodiment, we will grow in knowing how to love God and others with our whole selves.

Throughout the class, we will be using Sam Alberry’s book, What God Has to Say about Our Bodies, which you can purchase here. If you are in need of a scholarship for the book, please email Kyle Chen.

Faith & Work 101
| Mondays, Sept 18-Nov 6
The question of faith and work is really a question of calling. Through our Faith & Work 101 course, we’ll demystify the idea of calling by tracing the topic of calling through the narrative arc of scripture. Over the course of seven consecutive weeks, we provide a biblical overview of faith and work with the goal of helping you deepen your understanding and experience of everyday work.

Premarital Seminar
| Saturday, Oct 14 and March 2
Getting married? Just considering it? Plan on attending Redeemer’s Premarital Seminar. You don’t have to be engaged to participate in the seminar. Even if you’ve just begun considering the possibility of marriage, this is a powerful way to discover whether you should continue in your relationship. This seminar is a lively day of biblical teaching on marriage, exercises that help a couple learn more about each other, and ending with a time of Q&A. This seminar is required if you wish to have a Redeemer pastor officiate at your wedding.

How to Biblically Care for Families in Crisis
Register | Thursday, Oct 19
Caring for the most vulnerable in our city can be overwhelming to navigate. HFNY affiliate Safe Families is a leader in ministering to families and will share their insights. We will hear real stories about struggling families in our city, participate in table discussions about the specific problems that families in crisis face, and learn about practical solutions.

Building Healthy Friendships
| Sunday, Oct 29
In a world where technology keeps us constantly connected with others, many of us find it difficult to form and maintain genuine friendships. In this class we will explore what the Bible says about the importance of friendship, the challenges to building meaningful friendships, and practical steps we can take to allow Christ-centered friendships to form in our lives.

Slow-Jamming Scripture Together
Register | Thursday, Nov 16
We will take the time to walk through Scripture to see how we can turn up the voices of the Biblical authors and see what God's word is trying to teach us. When we slow-jam scripture, we are understanding the thinking of the Biblical authors and doing so in community. Come practice Examine together, and see how God is weaving themes all throughout Scripture and history to bring us closer to him and each other.

The 5th Commandment for Grown-Ups: Honoring Your Parents as an Adult
Register | Sunday, Feb 25
God commands us to honor our parents. How do you do that now that you are an adult? Can you honor your father and mother and disagree with them in the choices you make? This class will help us explore ways to love, respect, and care for our parents in adulthood.

Foundations of Biblical Justice
Register | Sunday, March 10-April 21
Scripture is filled with commands to do justice and love one's neighbor. But what does this mean? What are the necessary tenets to everyday Biblical obedience in our own home of New York City? Come learn with your fellow congregants big-picture takeaways from Scripture, and how to understand the practicalities and implications of being a Christian neighbor.

Redeemer Counseling Services Groups

Renewal Groups
Register | At Redeemer Counseling Services (RCS), Renewal Groups combine gospel-centered, biblical truth with some of the best tools from counseling psychology. Each Renewal Group is made up of six to eight people and a professional counselor focusing on a particular area of healing and growth. This winter, RCS offers:

The counselor guides the group through regular times of sharing, interaction, building new skills, and learning. If you are struggling financially to get counseling, please reach out to a deek.