Classes are an important resource for spiritual growth at Redeemer West Side. While we believe that life lived in the joys and challenges of a robust Christian community is the primary place of discipleship, learning in a classroom setting remains an important part of our spiritual formation. Whether you are exploring Christianity or are a Christian seeking to grow in your faith, these classes strive to lead you to a richer understanding of Jesus Christ.
Redeemed University Fellowship (RUF) is a cross-cultural community of students discovering how the extraordinary life of Jesus changes us and our world for the better.
Gather regularly with a Community Group to share about life, find support, pray, reflect on the Bible, and serve others. Groups are available for coeds, women, men, and parents.
membership & baptism
Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organization. Most organization members are consumers — the organization exists to serve them. The church of Christ is a completely different community — membership means ministry and service, going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. At Redeemer, we take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others.
The RWS Membership Class helps potential members learn the gospel theology and ministry of Redeemer West Side so you can join the church. We cover what’s behind the five membership vows, how a PCA church is led, and how members step into our sacred call to love our neighbors and heal our city. Attending this class is the first step in the membership process.
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the gotham fellowship
The Gotham Fellowship is a nine-month learning community designed to broaden your understanding of and deepen your connection to God’s redemptive work by applying theology, spiritual practices, and cultural renewal to your work, your relationships, and New York City.
Each class includes fellows from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Gotham provides three foundational elements needed for integration of faith and work: theological training, spiritual and personal development, and community formation.
We believe the Gotham Fellowship can have a transformative impact on every person at Redeemer West Side, regardless of their vocation. Through the program we explore how our everyday work plays a part in God’s greater call on our life, growing as a disciple, as well as seeing and pursuing human flourishing in our communities. As we all seek to love our neighbors and heal our city, both individually and as a church, Gotham opens our eyes to how we can view our daily work as a means of ministry and not just a way to pay the bills.
The Gotham Fellowship begins Labor Day Weekend and finishes the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend.
premarital seminar for engaged couples
The Premarital Seminar is a one-day, six-hour course. Topics include the meaning and purpose of marriage, the qualities of a healthy marriage, the true nature of love and how to express it, communication and conflict resolution, role relationships, and sexuality in marriage.