East Side Classes

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The 2017-2018 ministry year focuses on formation. We are formed in Christ, with others in community, and for the good of our city. 

East Side Classes are designed to equip you with practices to grow as a follower of Jesus and in the three primary callings of relationships, work, and neighborhood. Register to join us and learn how to rise where we are in every sphere of life for gospel renewal.

For classes with a registration fee, scholarships are available upon request at esclasses@redeemer.com.


Winter Class Schedule

Winter class topics align with the Sunday sermon topics, Formed to be Authentic Neighbors and Formed for Authentic Relationships. 

Block I: Sundays 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Childcare available

Gospel Principles for Parenting Jan 7-Mar 18 Register


Block II: Sundays 12-1:30 p.m.

Lunch provided

Power, Privilege and Difference Jan 28-Feb 25  Register
Change and Your Relationships: A Mess Worth Making Jan 28-Mar 4 Register
Practices for Christian Formation Mar 4 Register
Intro to Redeemer East Side Mar 18 Register


Block III: Sundays 6:20-7:50 p.m.

Dinner provided

Power, Privilege and Difference Jan 28-Feb 25  Register


Block IV: Weeknights

God’s Mercy, Our Compassion January 17 Register
Gospel in Life Mar 7 - Apr 25 Register


Spring Class Schedule

Registration coming soon for:

  • Gospel in Life
  • Faith and Work

Class Description

Change and Your Relationships: A Mess Worth Making
We are sent into every relationship—family and friends— for evangelism, reconciliation, and love. Yet often we feel stuck in difficult relationships and start to nag and manipulate, or we just want to run, ignore, avoid, etc. How can we view our relationships as the context where we can get to know ourselves and God deeper, with the hope of experiencing his transforming power to change us into his likeness? Join us to explore a radically biblical understanding of relationships and how God keeps us in messy relationships for His redemptive purposes, bringing candor and compassion, humility and courage, patience and godly conflict.
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God’s Mercy, Our Compassion
Whether we realize it or not, there are opportunities every day to be an extension of God’s mercy to others around us. What are some practical ways we can be the hands and feet of Jesus? What can motivate us to do this? In this class, we will explore together a biblical survey and meaning of God’s mercy. A deeper understanding of God’s mercy can lead to a greater desire to cultivate a lifestyle of compassion for others. This class meets at the Redeemer Offices and is taught by members of the diaconate. Jenny Chang joined the Diaconate Ministry in 2003 and is currently its director, overseeing all aspects of the Diaconate for the three Redeemer churches. She received an M.S. in social work from Columbia University and has received additional training in biblical counseling from the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. Diane Wenzler has worked in the non-profit world for 25 years at the Community Service Society of New York, which provides both policy and client advocacy on behalf of  low-income New Yorkers. She received a master's degree of biblical studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. A member of Redeemer East Side for 19 years, she serves as a deaconess, and is a part of the Diaconate training team. She also co-leads a Community Group in her home. 
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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 community group-style cohort 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, in the world. This material is based on the Gospel in Life book and video study produced by Redeemer City to City and Zondervan. Jump to Schedule | Registration

Gospel Principles for Parenting
In the midst of folding laundry, juggling careers, coordinating after school activities, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything "right" and raise up "good" children, it's easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.​ Discipline can feel more like the law than grace, communicating condemnation instead of delight. It's with this in mind that ​Paul Tripp​ wrote​ his life-giving book, Parenting.  ​H​e presents us with a big-picture view of God's plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children's hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy. This course is taught by Lois Kehlenbrink, Clinical Supervisor at Redeemer Counseling Services and licensed marriage and family therapist, and meets in Hunter College on Sunday mornings.​
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Intro to Redeemer East Side
This 90-minute seminar is where you can learn about the history and vision of Redeemer, get acquainted with its ministries and opportunities, and dialogue with East Side staff and other congregants on questions you may have about the church or Christian community. It is also a required step to become a member of Redeemer East Side.
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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?
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Practices for Christian Formation
This 90-minute seminar will help deepen your understanding of spiritual practices as a means of spiritual formation. It is also a required step to become a member of Redeemer East Side.
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