The word “school” tends to turn off the contemporary generation, but it shouldn’t. Our Learning Centers are just that centers for learning the truths of God’s revealed Word. Beginning with children from four years old all the way through to the senior adults, the Sunday Learning Centers provide training in the Scriptures and preparation for life.
The Beginner Class teaches Children from 4 years old through Second Grade how to pray, love God and His Word, and love one another. The Middler Class reaches the middle ages from third through sixth grades with the foundational truths they need to face a changing culture in America. The Teen Class targets the real life issues of those junior and senior high school students by grounding them in an understanding of God's Law.
Everyone is welcome to attend, no matter your church background, if you have a hunger to learn Gods truth and live for His glory.
This year’s Beginners class consists of lessons from the Gospel Project, a three year examination from Creation to Christ of the main theme of the Bible, God’s Glory Revealed Through Jesus Christ. Our kids start the class with prayer where they learn to praise and thank God. This is followed by snack time as the kids learn to share and serve one another. We then proceed to review last week’s lesson before moving on to the new lesson. Throughout the lesson, children engage in interactive lessons augmented with music and videos, along with arts & craft activities related to the story, and conclude the lesson by playing games in which they review the material they have learned.
The Beginner Sunday Learning Center class meets every Sunday from 9:30 am to 10:45 am. This class is ideal for children age’s four to seven as it incorporates a range of hands on activities, which help reinforce what they have learned about Christ. During the class, children listen to the Bible, are taught about the Bible lesson, and then have the opportunity to draw, paint, act and/or recreate a part of the story using Legos and puppets. The purpose of the class is to enhance children’s understanding about our Lord Jesus Christ in a way that is fun and engaging. During special Holidays such as Thanksgiving, the last 15 minutes of the class are designated to completing a special project. For example, last year the children had the opportunity to write on a ceramic tile something they would like to thank God for. They then decorated and kept the tile which they could hang anywhere in their house. These activities during the Holidays help to reinforce that our Lord is present at all times and give children a visual reminder, which they have created.
The Adult Sunday Learning Center meets weekly in the Church Sanctuary from 9:30 to 10:25 am. Students of all ages from college to retired gather to study the Scriptures. It is open to all who wish to know more about God's Word, whether they are believers or not, attenders of Metropolitan or not. Currently, the Adult class, led by Deacon Julius Lopez, is studying the theology of the book of Romans as part of an all-church study of that book. The book of Romans contains the most complete doctrinal study of the great truths of salvation including condemnation, justification, sanctification, and glorification. This is a powerful presentation of the reality of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ alone for eternal life. This class is free and open to the public.
Young adults who are seventh through twelfth grades are invited to sit and participate as God’s glory is researched and revealed through the careful study of His Word. This weekly class runs from 9:30 am to 10:40 am each Sunday and is geared to inspire young adults in the wonder and the application of God’s Word in their every-day life. The aim is to impact the attendees in such a way that they will think differently, act differently, and live differently to the glory and honor of their King.
The class is led by Elder Sean Morin who is teaching the theology of the book of Romans on a level for this age group. In conjunction with the all-church study of the book of Romans, Elder Sean is helping the young people understand the deeper concepts of our salvation and the righteousness that comes through faith in Jesus Christ alone. From topics related to condemnation, justification, sanctification, and glorification, this study brings the students face to face with the reality of God's sovereign work in and through Jesus Christ.
We as Christians live in a world that is not our resting place. And we are prayerfully hopeful that as we are sanctified by the power of His Spirit and through the application and strength of His Word, God will be able to bring forth His message of hope through us and through young adults for generations to come.
Young people in grades 3 through 6 have an excellent chance to understand the grandeur of God’s world and work by attending the Middler Sunday School at 9:30 am each week. Through interactive Bible study, students receive and understanding of the grand scheme of God’s eternal purpose in Christ. Christian Education may sound like school, but the goal of the Middler class is to develop young disciples who love the Lord, gain an excitement about knowing God, and become solidly grounded to face the anti-Christian world where they live. The Middler class, taught by Karen Gardner, is currently joining the rest of the church in the study of the book of Romans. Students enjoy review games, activities to reinforce the strong biblical lessons, and learn to study the Bible itself.
• Mission Commission
• Operation Christmas Child
• Long-term Mission Support Application
• Long-term Mission Support Cover Letter
• Short-term Mission Application
• Short-term Mission Cover Letter
• Short-term Mission Reference Form
• Visiting Short term Mission teams