Learn

We offer a variety of classes of for all ages from nursery to our senior adults. Most of these classes happen during our church school hour at 9:15am each Sunday online, but there are plenty of educational opportunties throughout the week for you to take part in. 

Children

Nursery

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A nursery is provided during the church school hour as well as each Sunday morning worship service. When your child reaches the next age, you may move him/her up to the next class if you wish.

Crossway

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Our elementary-aged children take part in the Workshop Rotation Model called "The Crossway.” This model provides an an adventure in Biblical learning by offering an in-depth study of stories that highlight different learning styles. The curriculum follows a five-year scope and sequence that focuses on Bible stories. The children study a new story every month and visit a different classroom each week. Children also memorize a verse each month that is associated with the story they are learning. The rooms we utilize include: Acts, Thou Art, Temple, Moved By the Spirit, Fourth Café, Sounds Divine, and Mission Possible.

Safe Sanctuary

Preschool

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Our preschool children are together during church school, and for this age range, we use the PCUSA curriculum: Growing in Grace and Gratitude.

Crossovers

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Recognizing the need for transition between Crossway students and junior high students, the Crossovers program has been developed specifically for fifth graders. Toward the end of their fifth grade year, these children will participate in a program that reviews the lessons and themes learned in Crossway throughout their elementary years. It also reinforces their knowledge of the Bible.

In April of 2007, the session of Fourth Presbyterian Church approved a statement of Policy on Child Protection and Prevention of Child Abuse. Fourth Presbyterian is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, nurturing environment during events which are sponsored or co-sponsored by the church for all of its members, especially children and youth under the age of eighteen.
 

To that end, anyone who volunteers with children or youth more than five hours per year must agree to this policy and agree to a background screening. One-time training sessions are available for congregation members and can be arranged for individuals as needed.
 

A copy of our Safe Sanctuary policy and the Privacy Policy of our Background Screening agency can be found on the NCSI website. Copies of our policy may also be obtained from the church office. For information concerning our policy please email Donna Foster, Director of Children and Family Ministry.  

Youth

Junior High

Confirmation

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Church School

Each week during the Church school hour, Junior and Senior High students will meet together in the Youth Wing. Throughout the course of these formative years, eight different content areas will be addressed on a rotating basis. Each year, the curriculum and teaching style will intentionally focus on allowing our youth to develop their competency in three key areas.

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Confirmation

Our 8th graders will be taking the Confirmation Class that prepares them to reaffirm their baptismal vows and make a public profession of faith, devoting themselves to the church’s teaching and fellowship, the breaking of bread together, and the worship and prayers of this community of faith. The class begins in November and meets at 10:00am in Room 25 upstairs during the scheduled Sundays.

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Youth Group

Our Junior High & Senior High programs will use the Grow Students Curriculum. This curriculum is divided into 4 parts for the year, each with their own set of lesson series: Spending Time with God, Use Your Gifts, Spending Time with Others, and Sharing Your Story. Each group will meet for the variety of meaningful, faith-filled, and group-building events and activities that are the foundation of our time together. 

 
 

Adult

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The Bible Class: Major Prophets

Sundays at 10am with John Byce

Nov 7 - Prophetic archetypes of Israel (the roles of Moses and Elijah)
Nov 14 - Isaiah 1-39 Seeing the King
Nov 21 - Isaiah 40-66 The Vision Expands
Nov 28 - Jeremiah - Love Poetry of Justice and Grace
Dec 5 - Ezekiel - Prophecy of Judgement and Hope for Now and the End of the Age