Class Schedule and Topics
July 11 - What is the Church?
July 18 - What is the Gospel?
July 25 - How Conversion Happens
August 1 - No Sunday School Classes (Due to Congregational Meeting)
August 8 - Baptism
August 15 - Infant Baptism
August 22 - Becoming a Member
Essentials is an ongoing Sunday school class taught by our pastoral staff in the Sanctuary.
- Some will attend because they are considering church membership, even if they've been attending for months (or years). This class is not a requirement for church membership; you may request a membership interview at any time -
- Some will attend to learn about and critique the Reformed (that is, Calvinistic) theology of our church.
- Some will attend to get a feel for Sunday school before they select their long-term class.
Essentials follows our regular Sunday school schedule. Lessons rotate in four core categories: Bible knowledge, Christian doctrine, history of Christianity, and the vision of Covenant Presbyterian. Each morning we begin a new lesson, so you can come and go as you please. Topics are posted below.
Essentials is a point-of-entry for the Sunday school ministry of CPC. Ultimately, one of the other Sunday school classes will be a better place for long-term care and friendship-making.
Sometimes sermon discussion is a part of an Essentials class. Sometimes a member of the staff or an elder or deacon will introduce themselves and a ministry to the Essentials class.
Some of Our Talks on Knowing the Bible
Navigating the Old Testament
|Reading the Prophets||Reading the Four Gospels|
Reading the First Five Books
|Reading Hebrew Poetry||Reading the Epistles|
Reading the Historical Books
|Navigating the New Testament||Reading Revelation|
Some of Our Talks on Christian Doctrine
|The Bible||The Work of the Holy Spirit||Who is Jesus?|
|One Story||Being Human||The Atonement|
|History, Mission, Vision, Values||The Covenants||What is the Church?|
|Ministry Structure||What is the Gospel?||The Lord's Supper|
|Become A Member||How Conversion Happens||Baptism|
|Shepherding||Free Will and Election||Infant Baptism|
|The Triune God||Sanctification||The Beginning of the End|
Some of Our Talks on the History of Christianity
|The Apostolic Church (Acts)||The Medieval Church (500-1309)||The Church in America - Pt. 1|
|The Early Church (65-313)||Renaissance and Reformation||The Church in America - Pt. 2|
|The Christian Empire (313-500)||Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century||Presbyterianism|