Christian Education Ministries

REDEEMER CHRISTIAN EDUCATION MINISTRIES
“The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11–13 (NRSV)

Purpose of Ministry:
The goal of the church’s educational ministry is that all persons be aware of God through God’s self-disclosure, especially God’s redeeming love as revealed in Jesus Christ, and, enabled by the Holy Spirit, respond in faith and love; that they may become new persons in Christ, know who they are and what their human situation means, grow as children of God rooted in the Christian community, live in obedience to the will of God in every relationship, fulfill their common vocation in the world, and abide in Christian hope.

Mission Statement:
To help leaders to determine the form and content of the teaching program. To provides leaders of the ministries with a sense of direction and a means of charting progress; and aid in the preparation of their ministry. And to offer a framework for evaluating the achievements of the overall teaching program.

Officers: 
Advisors: Deacon Rae Lambright, Deacon David Lingham and Deacon Walter Ayers III  
Secretary: Sister Helena Washington
Budget Administrator: Trustee Rachel Coates-Knowles

Members:
Bible Study 
Children’s Church  
Operation Andrew’s Evangelism Ministry
Follow-up Ministry 
Joseph T. Kirkland Scholarship Ministry
Redeemer Missionary Ministry
Puppet Ministry
Redeemer Institute for Christian Education (RICE)
Men’s Bible Study 
Senior Saints Bible Study 
Sunday School  
Daughters of Esteem and Purpose                                                                                                                                                 
Vacation Bible School                                                                                                                      
Women’s Discipleship                                                                                                                           
Youth Bible Study

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
“But Jesus said to them, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it." Luke 18:16-17 (NKJV)

Purpose of Ministry:
The purpose of the ministry is to teach children to know and understand the Word of God, apply the Word to their daily lives, embrace a positive worship experience and prepare them to do God's work.

Ministry Leader:
Sister Kimberly Ali

Day, Meeting Times and Location:
Every Sunday except 5th Sunday in the Redeemer Christian Life & Education Center, Banquet Hall

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OPERATION ANDREW’S EVANGELISM OUTREACH MINISTRY
“Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Mark 1:17

Mission Statement:
“Operation Andrew’s Evangelism Outreach Ministry in Action” We expect that through the empowerment and guidance of the Holy Spirit, that Operation Andrew’s Evangelism Ministry will be able to succeed, produce and achieve the desired effect of our Lord’s “Great Commission” Matthew 28: 19-20; through a personal approach.

Day, Meeting Times and Location:
Phase 1 Intermediate Class - Sunday morning at 10:00 am in the Redeemer Christian Life & Education Center, Banquet Hall 
Phase 2 Intermediate Field Work, during the spring, summer and fall, months (TBA)

For more information, please contact Sister Regina Marie Smith at (215) 472-1388 or Brother George Staley.

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FOLLOW-UP MINISTRY
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28: 18-20 (NRSV)

Purpose of Ministry:
The Follow-Up Ministry disciples and assist new members and believers in their Christian faith. We encourage them to complete all the Life and Application classes that will educate, equip and edify them to apply the Word of God to their everyday lives. We also encourage and provide ministry guidance to move the members from the PEW to MINISTRY as part of the assimilation process in (LEAP).

Mission Statement:
The Follow-Up Ministry is a spiritual based ministry which serves the new members and believers. This ministry will empower new members and new believers to grow in their Christian walk and assist them to connect with the body of Christ by offering Life Application classes, monitoring their class attendance and providing them with reference materials for their personal growth and development in addition to assisting them with ministry opportunities within the church.

Officers:
President: Sister Monique Burgess
Treasurer: Sister Carla Blue

Day, Meeting Times and Location:
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
 
For additional information, please contact Sister Monique Burgess.

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JOSEPH T. KIRKLAND SCHOLARSHIP MINISTRY
Scripture: “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:   Proverbs 1:5 (KJV)

Purpose of Ministry:
The purpose of the ministry is to assist our students with their education.  We want to help educate them physically, mentally, spiritually and financially.  We also want to help prepare them for the challenges of the world we live in and establish in them a desire to reach for higher learning and attainable goals. Book grant and tuition assistance applications are available for financial assistance if certain qualifications are met.

Officers:
President: Deaconess Patricia Tilghman
Vice President: Deaconess Angela Hall
Secretary: Sister Stacey Holmes
Treasurer: Sister Anna Hill

Day, Meeting Time and Location:
Second Saturday at 12:00PM in Redeemer Christian Life and Education Building, Classroom 5

For more information, please see any member of the scholarship ministry.

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REDEEMER MISSIONARY MINISTRY
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because he Lord what anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn. To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1-3 (KJV)

Purpose of Ministry:
“The purpose of The Church of Redeemer Baptist Mission Ministry is to mobilize the people and resources of Redeemer’s community of believers into a God-centered service of compassionate evangelism, discipleship and mutual caring for one another with focus being toward the unsaved and unreachable.”

Officers:
President: Sister Tracey Halliday
Vice President: Sister Patricia Jordan

Day, Meeting Time:
Third Fridays at 6:30 pm during the months of January, April, July and October

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PUPPET MINISTRY
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37–39 (NRSV)

Purpose of Ministry:
The goal of the Puppet Ministry is to help children, ages 2 to 15, to have an understanding of the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ, and how much He loves them; that they will have a desire to learn more about God and obey His Word growing in faith and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mission Statement:
Through the use of puppets, real life situations will be dramatized to teach youth (and the young at heart) how to apply God’s wisdom in their lives and develop a closer relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Biblical principles will be applied to real life situations such as:
* Family (parenting, marriage, divorce, unemployment)
* Relationships (friendships, dating, sibling rivalry, etc.)
* Disabilities
* Love and forgiveness
* Salvation

Ministry Servant Leaders:
Trustee Rachel Coates-Knowles
Deacon Lillie Lawrence

For more information, please contact Trustee Rachel Coates-Knowles.

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REDEEMER INSTITUTE FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION(RICE)
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”  II Timothy 2:2 (KJV)
 
Mission Statement:
Redeemer Institute for Christian Education (RICE) exists to nurture and equip men and women to do the work of the ministry for the building up of the Body of Christ (Eph. 4:12).  We believe that each Christian is called to minister in some capacity. Since a working knowledge of the Scriptures is necessary to fulfill the Great Commission, we desire to teach people how to apply the Word of God in their lives so they can lead others to “observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:20).

Class Dates:
Classes will begin first week after Labor Day

Officers:
Director: Deacon Rae Lambright
Dean: Reverend Carmena D. Pyfrom
Treasurer: Deacon David Lingham
Secretary/Registrar: Deaconess Faith Nowell

For more information call 215-465-1230 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Registration:
Open House - 4th Saturday in August 1 PM to 4 PM
Registration Begins At Open House then Each Monday & Thursday Evening beginning Last Week in August from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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SUNDAY SCHOOL
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)

Purpose of Ministry:
The Sunday school is an introduction to the church doctrine of our Lord Jesus Christ. Sunday school is a start to our biblical learning. It is available to everyone. We strive to equip Christians with God's Word to empower them to live an abundant life.

Officers:
Superintendent: Sister Winnie Perry
Assistant Superintendent: Deacon Lillie Lawrence
Secretary: Sister Tamiko LaDuna
Treasurer: Sister Denise Brewington
Chaplain: Sister Emma Grundy

Day, Meeting Time and Location:
Sundays at 10:00 am in the Redeemer Christian Life and Education Center

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DAUGHTERS OF ESTEEM AND PURPOSE
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you. If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!” Psalm 139:19-14 (NIV)

“being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

Purpose of Ministry:
The Daughters of Esteem and Purpose Ministry will seek to enrich the lives of young women within the church and surrounding communities utilizing Christian Principles.

Mission Statement:
The Daughters of Esteem & Purpose under the direction of The Women’s Ministry of The Church of the Redeemer Baptist seeks to teach our daughters who they are in Christ and to empower them to live a practical, culturally enriched, fun and fulfilling life that is pleasing to the Lord.

Ministry Leaders:
Sister Nichole Turner
Sister DeAndra Richardson

Day, Meeting Times and Location:
Daughters of Esteem and Purpose sponsors “The Rites of Passage” for young women every year during the month of March.
Chat n Go’s in May, September, and Novembers. Dates to be announced.

For additional information, please contact Nichole Turner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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WOMEN’S DISCIPLESHIP
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)

Purpose of Ministry:
For women to become stronger in their Christian walk with Jesus Christ, demonstrating boldness in sharing their faith, confidence in the discipleship of others, and motivation to pursue the purpose that God has planned for their lives through serving as positive leaders in their families, church, workplace, communities, and the world.

Mission Statement:
Women’s Discipleship will promote spiritual growth and renewal through the Word of God so that women 18 years and above may gain a greater dependence on God through the study of Biblical principles, prayer, spiritual discipline, and fellowship. “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” - Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
 
Day, Meeting Times and location:
Women’s Discipleship classes are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Sanctuary

Registration:
Women’s Discipleship 2014 Registration - November and December 2013
Women’s Discipleship Graduation - December 6, 2013

Ministry Servant Leaders:
Servant Leader: Trustee Rachel Coates-Knowles
Facilitator: Sister Juanita Davis
Facilitator: Sister Germaine McDonald
Facilitator: Sister Linda Thomas
Registration: Sister Willie Mae Harrison

Deacon Lillie Lawrence

For more information, please contact Trustee Rachel Coates-Knowles.

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