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Ongoing Classes

Offered regularly throughout the entire ministry year (September 2019 - June 2020)

Winter (Dec - Feb): Focus On a Calling

Be equipped for your callings in the city -- relationships, work and neighborhood -- by taking a Formation Class. We encourage you to focus on one calling for the year.

Spring (Mar - May): Live Out Your Calling

Engage more deeply in your calling by signing up for a CG or a cohort-based learning community designed for application and action.

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Ongoing Class Descriptions

Intro to Redeemer East Side
Register | November 10
Learn about the history and vision of Redeemer East Side, get acquainted with our ministries and opportunities, and dialogue with East Side staff and other congregants. This core seminar will be offered periodically during the year to help you get connected with our church and community.

Intro to Spiritual Formation
| December 15
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 - in our work, relationships and neighborhoods. This core seminar will be offered periodically during the year to deepen your understanding of spiritual formation.

Adult Dive Deep Discipleship Hour

Real Conversations on Parenting (taught by Dr. Margaret Yoon)
Register | October 6 - November 17
Grow in community with other Redeemer ES parents as we understand our child’s development spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally and how to reach them where they are. Five weeks taught by adolescent psychiatrist and fellow ESer, Dr. Margaret Yoon. Final weeks led by Sandi Taylor, the mother of three girls and holds a masters in counseling.

Apologetics: Conversing with World Religions (taught by guest speakers)
Register | January 5 - 19
How should a Christian understand and engage with other religions and worldviews? Join us for a three-week series led by various guest speakers exploring the history, culture and tenets of some of the major worldviews represented here in our city.

Missional Family
Registration not open | February 2 - March 1
Are children a help or a hindrance to living life to its fullest, on the adventure of God’s mission? Come explore your calling as a family and know joy in using your gifts with gospel hope and for the good of those you love and those in need.

Tech-wise Family
Registration not open | March 8 and 22
Inspired by the book by Andy Crouch, get honest about tech and your family. Then get creative about decisions to free yourself to live wisely with tech.

Neighborhood and Justice Conversations
Register | March 29 and April 5
This class will connect current events and modern themes with the gospel story. We will explore God’s call to live as faithful citizens and neighbors, how power blinds us, making spaces into places, and more. Equip yourself to use your relationships, gifts and authority for the common good.

Registration not open | April 19 - May 17
Dive deeper as a couple and with others in the ES community as we embrace God’s wisdom for love and marriage.

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Formation Classes

Relationships Forum
Registration not open | January - May
How do we experience and embody the love of Christ within all types and seasons of our relationships? Come and wrestle with that question through monthly instruction and discussion-based forums covering a variety of topics.

Faith & Work Class
Register | January 15 - February 26
The question of faith and work is really a question of calling. Through our seven-week introductory-level Faith & Work Class, we hope to demystify the idea of calling and help you develop a clearer sense of God’s calling for you. We will give you a biblical overview of faith and work with the goal of helping you deepen your understanding and experience of everyday work.

Power, Privilege and Difference
Register | January 12 - March 1
What is the good life, not just for ourselves but also for all our neighbors? In the midst of differences, from ideological to ethnic to socio-economic, come learn to inhabit your neighborhood, bringing good for the civic and social needs of those nearby and all in need. Seven weeks on the topics of: Place, Power, Ethnicity and more. (Prerequisite for Neighborhood Advocate Cohort)

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Formation Cohorts

Faith & Work Intensive
Registration not open | March - May
The Faith & Work Intensive is a 12-week experience that explores how the gospel is at work transforming our heart, communities, and the world. Over the course of nine weekly 2-hour meetings and four Saturday sessions, you will learn in community how to think theologically and apply biblical truths to your everyday work life, creating a more meaningful and sustainable integration of faith & work.

Neighborhood Advocate Cohort
Registration not open | March - May
Put what you know about loving your neighbor into action through this 12-week cohort that promotes change through worship, discussion and action. Participants will work together to build mutual relationships, serve justly, and bring the hope of Christ with neighbors nearby and in need.

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