Christian Education is a very active ministry througout the year at Dorchester Presbyterian Church. Sunday School Classes are available for Children and Adults from September to May similar to the children's school year. Our adult classes have different approaches including a communal Bible study or video and small group discussions. If you are new to our church, please try several classes to find your best fit. Our children classes are broken down by age group and meet in different classrooms in the Education Building as well as the Fellowship Hall where the high school youth meet.
Youth Sunday School Classes
Our church provides nursery staff for infants and toddlers during Sunday School and worship service. Each Sunday School classroom will have 2-3 teachers in rooms to welcome and consistently engage kids with stories following curriculum prepared by Christian Education as well as time for crafts. The locations for the classroom by grade are shown below:
|Infant and Toddler Nursery||E102||Education (1st floor)|
|PreK-K||E104||Education (1st floor)|
|1st-3rd Grade||E204||Education (2nd floor)|
|4th-6th Grade||E203||Education (2nd floor)|
|7th-8th Grade||F202||Fellowship (2nd floor)|
|High School||F204||Fellowship (2nd floor)|
Adult Sunday School Classes
Location: church office.
Location: Fellowship Building Room 201
Sunday Evening Bible Study
Beginning Sunday, March 5, we are offering a one hour evening bible study at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday in the church office on the "30 Life Principles" by Dr. Charles Stanley. This study is open to men and women of all ages. In this study, we will learn 30 foundational principles to help us become more like Christ every day. This is accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit, and through your own diligence and discipline as we learn principles such as: "Obey God and leave all the consequence to Him," "You reap what you sow, more than you sow, later than you sow," and "God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him,” and much more. The cost of the study book is $8.
Dorchester Presbyterian Church generally hosts a year-long class to prepare confirmands every 2 years. Please check with the Pastor or any member of the Christian Education committee if you would like to be confirmed.
New Members Classes
Inquirers are invited to attend our new members class. The class includes five 1 hour sessions on consecutive Sundays during the Church School hour. Those wishing to join are received into membership on the final Sunday during a welcome breakfast. Please consult the calendar for the dates. Discover what it means to be Presbyterian and how you can become a member of the Dorchester family.
Safe Place Policy
Our "Safe Place Policy" is designed to protect our children and youth from abuse as well as protect our staff and volunteers from false allegations of abuse. Included in this policy are guidelines for Nursery, Children's Church, Sunday School, and Presbyterian Youth Connection. All of our staff and volunteers have completed training on this policy and filled out applications, which includes a background check authorization. It is our hope that through this policy all of God's children feel (and are) safe participating in the mission and ministry of this congregation.
Safe Place Policy (pdf)