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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, Apr 7, Jun 2, and Aug 4
Intro to Redeemer East Side Sun, Mar 3, May 5, and July 7
Sunday Bible Study Sun, Feb 4-Jun 2
20s & 30s Bible Study Sun, Feb 4-Apr 28
Faith & Work 101 Mon, Feb 26-Mar 25
Premarital Seminar Sat, Mar 2
Foundations of Biblical Justice Sun, Mar 10-Apr 21
Slow-Jamming Scripture Together Thurs, Mar 21
Managing Anxiety at Work Thurs, Apr 4
Marriage Seminar: Created for Intimacy Sat, Apr 6
Discerning Your Calling Sat, Apr 13-20
An Evening with John Inazu: “Learning to Disagree” Tues, May 21

Class Descriptions

Ongoing Classes

Intro to Spiritual Formation
| Select days: Apr 7, Jun 2, and Aug 4 at Temple Israel, Chapel
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: Mar 3, May 5, and July 7 at Temple Israel, Chapel
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
Register | Sundays, Feb 4-June 2 at Temple Israel, Room 405
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 pen, paper and your questions. We'll come together to walk through God's word and gain tools to see what God is revealing in his scriptures. Together, we'll better understand how it all fits together and points to Jesus. This season, we will see how Galatians uncovers the heart of the gospel and 1 Timothy describes life in the community of faith.

20s & 30s Bible Study
Register | Sundays, Feb 4-Apr 28 at Temple Israel, Chapel
What does God have to say to us in the new year? Join us to read and discuss the Bible and how it applies to our everyday lives. We will study Tim Keller's book, Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical. In this class, we will consider the question: Why should anyone believe in Christianity? Throughout the class, we will discuss the claim that Christianity can provide us with unsurpassed resources that nothing else can: a meaning that suffering can't take away, satisfaction not based on circumstances, an identity that doesn't crush you or exclude others, and more. Anyone is welcome, whether you are a Christian, a skeptic of Christianity, or neither!

Faith & Work 101
Register | Monday, Feb 26-March 25 at W83 Ministry Center
This introductory 5-week cross-vocational course is designed to challenge you to take an in-depth look at your particular work through the lens of the gospel. We will focus on tracing the story of the Bible to gain insight into God’s intention for our work, weaving together weekly teachings, spiritual practices, daily devotionals, and group discussions.

Premarital Seminar
| Saturday, March 2 at W83 Ministry Center
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.

Called to Our Neighbors: 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.

Slow-Jamming Scripture Together: Singles in God's Family
Register | Thursday, March 21
As we focus on our relationship calling, we need God's word to form us. 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 about relationships. When we slow-jam scripture, we understand the thinking of the Biblical authors and do 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.

Managing Anxiety at Work Workshop
| Thursday, April 4 at W83 Ministry Center
In today’s fast-paced work environments, anxiety has become an increasingly prevalent issue. The Center for Faith & Work & Redeemer Counseling Services is pleased to present an interactive workshop addressing this challenge. Join us for an insightful exploration into the various facets of anxiety and practical strategies to navigate it with resilience and grace, all from a gospel-centered perspective.

Marriage Seminar: Created for Intimacy
| Saturday, April 6 at WeWork
For those called to marriage, the pursuit of relational intimacy is vital. In God's design for marriage, "the two shall become one." In this one-day seminar for married couples, trained marriage therapist Sobeyda Valle-Ellis and her husband David will explore God's purpose for marriage, barriers to marital unity, and steps couples can take to experience one-flesh intimacy.

Discerning Your Calling Workshop
Registration Open Soon
| Saturdays, April 13-20 at W83 Ministry Center
Uncover your personal calling by exploring your life’s story. If you are stuck at a crossroads or uncertain of which path to take, this workshop will help you discern your personal calling through your gifts, passions, and life situations. Come experience a process that will help you walk in confidence into the work God is calling you to do.

An Evening with John Inazu: “Learning to Disagree”
Registration Open Soon
| Tuesday, May 21 at W83 Ministry Center
Are you discouraged by our divided, angry culture, where even listening to a different perspective feels impossible? You’re not alone, and it doesn’t have to be this way. Learning to Disagree reveals the surprising path to learning how to disagree in ways that build new bridges with our neighbors, coworkers, and loved ones—and help us find better ways to live joyfully in a complex society.

John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis. His next book, Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect, will be published by Zondervan in 2024.

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.