Our approach to ministry is to help every person, whatever their age, or stage in life, to grow spiritually. To that end we attempt to think through what venues, opportunities, and materials are best. We want to meet our people where they are and take them where they need to go in their walk with the Lord.
Learning to know God while getting to know each other is what happens here. Coffee, wine, desserts, and snacks are usual fare as we work together through various books and materials to both understand and appreciate our faith.
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday evening at 6:00 our Young Adults (ages 13-27) gather for in-depth teaching on subjects like doctrine, apologetics, worldview, cultural issues, and spiritual disciplines. The format is conversational and involved.
On 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 6:00 the Chi Rho Kids meet (ages 5 to 12). This is a more intense time of memory work and instruction followed by playground type activities.
COMING SOON: For ages 5 to 12 we offer a Sunday School 9:45—10:45. All the lessons are thought through with the intention of giving the youngsters an understanding of basic themes and stories of the Bible so as to build a foundation of lifetime learning of what it means to be a disciple.
Marriage & Parenting (M&P) Discussions
For most of us, our day-in-day-out spiritual needs are connected and concerned with our marriage and our children. So we meet monthly to discuss what the Bible teaches us regarding communication, sex, discipline, caring, maturity, education, and other dynamics at play in our family life.
Strength of heart and mind for those who are called by God to lead, protect, and provide is an essential that we endeavor to foster in our sacred community. To that end, our men meet monthly for instruction, information, and discussions that are timely and vital.
If you are a single Christian young adult (18-28 years old), then Poiema was started just for you. We believe that you need to realize everyday that you are vitally important to the church, and we want to challenge and encourage you to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart—for the rest of your life. At the retreats you can expect your heart to be challenged. Your devotion to Christ, acknowledging His preeminence in all of life, will be examined and encouraged. Our desire is that you leave, with more joy and confidence to serve the Lord in your local church. “For we are His workmanship (poiema), created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. For more information: https://poiemaretreats.wordpress.com
Our classes are interactive so that our learning isn’t passive but involving both teacher and students. Our goal is to grow mature as Christians so that we become more like Jesus Christ who, by the way, was awesome.