Class Schedule and Topics

  • 08/28     A Scriptural view of Scripture
  • 09/04     The three covenants
  • 09/11     The covenant of grace
  • 09/18     Using historical confessions
  • 09/25     The five points of Calvinism
  • 10/02     Predestination and evangelism
  • 10/09     History, mission, vision, and values
  • 10/16     Presbyterian ministry structure
  • 10/23     Church membership in the Bible
  • 11/06     Living the membership vows
  • 11/13     What is worship and liturgy?
  • 11/20     The Lord’s Table
  • 12/04     Baptism
  • 12/11     Infant baptism
  • 12/18     Listening for the Big Idea
  • Essentials Syllabus

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 above.

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.

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