It was [Christ] who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up… (Ephesians 4:11-12)
A disciple of Jesus Christ is simply a follower, one who belongs to Christ and by God’s grace lives more and more like him, though we will never in this life become all that we would like to be. Here are some ways through CTR that you can grow in your faith:
Our Foundations study, an 8-week introduction to CTR, covers the following topics:
- What is the gospel?
- What is the church?
- What is Church of the Redeemer?
Feel free to call the church office at 1-603-622-1881 to find out when the next Foundations study will begin, or check out our calendar for details.
From time to time we will offer a study for those interested in exploring Christianity or those who need a “refresher” on the basics. This study is also available in a mentoring format. Please call the church office for information.
We believe that learning and encouraging one another best takes place in a smaill group of people who care for one another. We currently have a few small groups in the Manchester area. Call the church office or check out our online calendar.
One on One mentoring:
There are mature believers at CTR who meet one on one with younger believers or seekers exploring the faith. If you have interest in mentoring or being mentored, please call the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those that are in training for elder or deacon undergo a process of training in Bible content, theology and church government. At the end of this process those who have successfully completed this process will be examined by the Northern New England Presbytery and, God willing, be ordained as officers at CTR.
Our Sunday morning discipleship classes are named for the Latin word for “Truth.” We see these classes as a vital part of providing a doctrinal foundation for members and attendees at CTR. We have a preschool “Kids’ Quest Catechism Club” (K through early elementary) that studies the Westminster Children’s Catechism, a communicants’ class (middle and upper elementary) studying Stephan Smallman’s workbook Understanding the Faith, and a middle school through adult class on the Westminster Confession of Faith. The classes meet from 9:15 – 10:15 Sunday mornings before our worship service at 10:30am (during the school year). Come join us and grow deeper in your faith!
Great Book Resources
Here are some resources for growing in your expression of love in word and deed: