The Christian Education ministry at Royal Lane is not merely another facet of our Church program. It is essential to our mission as a church. It is through our educational ministry that we seek better understanding of our own faith and growth as a community of Christ-followers.
Education Division Initiatives
Each month, our Education Division highlights a timely topic that affects our congregation, our local communities, and our world. We invite you to join us for these important opportunities for conversation and education taking place at Royal Lane. The 2021 IN FOCUS sessions will continue to center on building and pursuing the Beloved Community.
See the Web Calendar for more information about each IN FOCUS event.
|January: None this month||July: Summer Sabbatical|
|February 10: Becoming Beloved Community: An Anti-Racist Church||August: TBD|
|March 10: Understanding the Consequences of the Death Penalty||September: TBD|
|April 14: Continuing the Conversation about Becoming An Anti-Racist Church||October: TBD|
|May 12: Creating a Culture of Radical Candor||November: TBD|
|June: TBD||December: TBD|
Pastor's Book Group
The Pastor’s Book Group is an informal time to discuss important books about faith and culture.
Our Whole Lives
The Our Whole Lives curriculum offers honest, fact-based, comprehensive sexuality workshops and lessons to engage participants in this important topic. Five curricula speak to participants' needs based on age:
- Grades K-1
- Grades 4-6
- Grades 7-9
- Grades 10-12
Sunday School Classes
Adult Sunday School classes meet weekly in the Education Building from 9:45 - 10:45 AM. All classes are inter-generational and open to all.
Currently, all classes are meeting virtually.
Formations [Sundays at 4:00 PM]
Led by Jack Mullinax, John Helms, Paulette Harrison, & Mike Keith in Room 202.
This class is designed to help participants study Scripture seriously within the context of the larger Christian tradition and, through the process, find their faith renewed and strengthened. The class enjoys open discussions which create a venue for participants to express their faith while respecting the views of other classmates.
Foundation Stones [Sundays at 9:45 AM]
Led by Scott Bryant in Portable 1
Class members range in age from college students to senior adults. Members come to the class from a variety of faith backgrounds. The goal of the class is to help members move to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the principles and truths which form the foundation of our Christian faith.
QuestErs [Saturdays at 2:00 PM]
Led by Nancy K. Ferrell in Room 204
The class is made up of a cross section of church members. The class culture is one of dialogue and questioning. The class reviews books and topics of interest and reflect on them for the purpose of applying new insights to our Christian journey. Most often the class uses book studies to spark conversation.
Prayer Place [Sundays at 10:00 AM]
Led by Christine Nicolette-Gonzalez in Room 206
The class seeks to be inclusive and welcome folks of all ages and genders. (A quick peek into the class might lead one to believe it to be an all-women’s class; but, guys, you are welcome.) A portion of each class is devoted to sharing prayer concerns and answers to prayers.
NON-TRADITIONAL [saturdays at 8:00 PM]
Led by Tex Quesada in Vickrey Hall
The class of five to ten individuals engages people in all age groups and backgrounds – some are brand new Christians, others have been in the church for many years.
Royal Welcome [Chat with the pastor online the second sunday of each month immediately following worship]
Led by Sandy Washington & Sarah Fuller in the Library
A multi-week introduction to our church for newly joined members and those considering joining our congregation as members. This class is scheduled to take place every April and October.