Christian Education is a very active ministry throughout the year at Dorchester Presbyterian Church. Sunday School Classes are available for children and adults from September to May. 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 childrens classes are broken down by groups and meet in different classrooms in the Education Building as well as the Fellowship Hall.

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:

Class Location Building
Infant and Toddler Nursery E102 Due to Covid-19, not currently available
PreK-K E104 Virtual beginning 9/13
1st-4th Grade (the ARK) E204 Virtual beginning 9/13
5th-8th Grade F202 Virtual beginning 9/13
High School F204 Virtual beginning 9/13

Adult Sunday School Classes 

Bible Study with Pastor Zach:
Location: Virtual - Time TBA

Small Group with Pastor Jeff:
Location: Virtual - Time TBA

Christian Viewpoints:
The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life

The Christian Viewpoints Class is known for lively discussions, good food, and plenty of coffee.  This class will watch and discuss intriguing video series with thought provoking material related to Biblical history and events. This class will also discuss weekly current topics from The Wired Word.

Location: In person, Sundays at 9am, Don Harmon Pavilion, beginning Sept 6th

 

Touchstone Women:
NIV, The Story: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People, Hardcover / No

Location: Virtual via Zoom, Sundays at 2pm. Link and password will be posted September 1st

 

Covenant Class:

 

Location: Virtual via Zoom, Mondays at 2pm. Link and password will be posted September 1st

 


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.

Confirmation Class
Confirmation Resources - Newark Presbytery

Confirmation classes include a mentoring program and classes for youth in the 7th grade or older to study the basics of Presbyterian beliefs and to enter into full membership in the church.  The culmination of the class is the writing of personal faith statements by each member choosing to make their public profession of faith.

Location: TBA

 

New Members Classes
Membership – Faith Church

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
Safe spaces unsafe for ideas - The Phoenix

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)