Discipleship Hour for All Ages
Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Discipleship Hour is Resurrection’s version of Sunday School. Opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship are available for all ages.
A nursery for our littlest ones (0-4), is staffed throughout the entire Sunday morning, including the Discipleship Hour.
Children (Age 3 – 5th Grade)
The children gather for song and conversation, followed by grade-based learning time. Currently we are using the Whirl Lectionary-Based curriculum developed by Augsburg Fortress. In addition to each age group having a caring teacher, they have another faith mentor (sometimes it is a high school youth) who enjoys hanging out and modeling Jesus with the kids!
Middle School and High School
Our middle and high school youth gather with an adult faith mentor to learn and discuss Christian life – what does it mean to be a disciple – how does this relate to me and being a teenager – in a safe environment where they can disagree and question.
We strive to have multiple choices, usually including a conversation/Bible study based on the appointed scripture passages for the day. Other options include topical classes on current events or formation series that focus on faith practices.
Faith and Fellowship
Join Ashley Thompson starting Sunday, August 19 for an opportunity to build relationships, engage in fearless conversation, and have fun along the way. So parents can help their kids get to their DH class and have time to pick them up, the times for this class will be from 9:45 – 10:25 a.m. each week. The class is for all ages and you are welcome to come for one week or twenty weeks.
The Road to Nicaea: Why we say what we say in the Nicene Creed and how those words came to be
September 9th, 16th, 23rd, and October 7th
Have you ever wondered what exactly it is we’re confessing when we say the Nicene Creed in church on Sundays, what exactly it means to say Jesus is of one being with the Father, or to be begotten or incarnate? Have you also wondered where these words came from in the first place?
This fall in order to explore some of these questions, and hopefully provide some answers, Andrew Weller will be teaching a class on the history of the early church, focusing on the key figures, councils and other historical events that shaped the way we understand what it means to say Jesus is divine. Through this series of lectures and discussions we will explore what key early Church figures like St. Augustine, Irenaeus, Athanasius and others meant when they said Jesus was fully human and fully divine, how Jesus relates to God the Father and the Holy Spirit and how these debates over these questions shaped the early church.”
Inter-generational Faith Formation
In addition, adults are encouraged to participate in classes and discussions with our children and youth during the Discipleship Hour, as the inter-generational give-and-take is a rich source of faith formation for all involved.
Some of our adults also occasionally take time off from the above offerings to use the Discipleship Hour to gather in Koinonia Café, just off the narthex, in order to engage in caring conversation and fellowship. Often faith talk cards are available to guide this other means of the Spirit’s life-long guiding to spiritual growth and maturity.