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Christian Education Ministries

MIDWEEK INSTRUCTION 

Every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., congregants gather to study the word of God at Midweek Bible Study. Midweek Instruction is a deeper dive into the Word and learn how to apply it to our daily lives. Wednesday notes are available to download after each live session.  Click here to view all bible study notes.

WOMEN OF FAITH BIBLE STUDY

The Women of Reid meet for regular Bible study and prayer, spiritual guidance, and life-skills support. They organize and coordinate their participation in the activities of other ministries of the church and in the community as well as plan women’s workshops, seminars, conferences, spiritual renewal retreats, the annual Women’s Day, and other fellowship gatherings.

Contact Rev. Denise Redd Moody, Minister to Women, 301-352-0320, ext. 476 -mintowomen@reidtemple.orgminister2women@gmail.comor visit our Facebook page

NOON DAY BIBLE STUDY

This ministry coordinates the church’s weekly midday Bible Study classes, which primarily serve seniors and retired members but welcome the participation of other adults as well. These study sessions provide opportunities for discussion and learning around God’s Word and its application to daily living. They also allow participants to fellowship with each other in an affirming, accessible Christian setting.This ministry meets every Wednesday at 12 noon.  

Contact Rev. Ben Lollile Ministry Leaders, 301-352-0320, ext. 445.

PATRICIA D. CLARK CHRISTIAN EDUCATION INSTITUTE

Named to honor its late founder for her extraordinary contributions, the Reverend Patricia D. Clark Christian Education Institute (C.E.I.) at Reid Temple provides Christians and non-Christians of all ages and stages with opportunities and tools for dynamic learning, spiritual growth and victorious living.  Classes are held every Spring and Fall on weekday evenings and on weekends during the day. Topics range from “Identifying and Developing Your Spiritual Gifts” to “Stewardship the Other 90%".  Classes are taught by trained members of the ministry and other professionals.  Persons who complete five or more classes within a semester receive a “Completion of Study” certificate. Courses are $25 each unless otherwise indicated.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE/VOLUNTEER
Call 301-352-0320, ext. 412.

THROUGH THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR MINISTRY

“Study to show yourself approved to God…” II Timothy  2:15

This ministry offers weekly classes in two sessions: Old Testament Studies (Spring) and New Testament Studies (Fall). OT Studies introduce and foster a basic fundamental understanding of the Hebrew Books in the Bible.  NT Studies introduce and foster a basic fundamental understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus and the earliest followers.  In both sessions, emphasis is placed on the structure, history, themes, and main characters. In this course, participates will have the opportunity to become an engaged learner, in the unfolding of the Bible as it is narrated in Scripture. The required workbook is “Through the Bible in One Year” by Dr. Alan B. Stringfellow. This ministry meets every Saturday at 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Contact Rev. Mary Hill, Ministry Leader, 301-352-0320, ext. 404

CHURCH SCHOOL MINISTRY

The mission of Reid Temple’s Church School Ministry is to teach, train, nurture, prepare, and recruit adults, youth, and children in God’s word for Christian service. This ministry’s classes and programs are designed to (1) teach the salvation message of Jesus Christ; (2) evangelize the Gospel in words and deeds; and (3) prepare young and old for effective Christian living and leadership in a rapidly changing society. The ministry additionally provides students with opportunities to apply what they have learned in Church School and Bible Studies, while providing the teachers of those classes with opportunities to introduce innovative learning activities and instructional methods into their teaching.  Church School classes meet every Sunday from 9:15am to 10:15am.

Contact: Bro. Mickey L. Burnim, Church School Superintendent, or 
Bro. Jon Reed, Asst. Church School Superintendent t 301-352-0320, ext. 413.

FOUNDATIONS OF OUR FAITH MINISTRY

"Building a foundation of Christian knowledge."

This ministry coordinates and conducts an informative series of weekly classes designed to equip new believers in Christ and new members of Reid Temple with the Biblical and religious foundations they need to lead a strong, happy, and healthy Christian life. Its classes impart essential knowledge on the basic principles of Christianity and the disciplines of the faith; the meaning and significance of the Bible; and the importance of meditation, prayer, and fasting. Come join us—let the Foundations of Our Faith Ministry help you receive the knowledge you need to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

Contact the Ministry Leader, Sis. Sonya Maldonado 301-352-0320, ext. 443.  

MEMBERSHIP TO DISCIPLESHIP

The goal of Membership to Discipleship moves the membership through a spiritual development program designed to challenge each member to self-assess their spiritual relationship with Christ and to grow from their current level with the goal of becoming a disciple. Reid Temple defines spiritual growth as the process of transitioning from membership to fellowship to stewardship to discipleship.  These four stages are outlined in the Membership to Discipleship Program. 

BOOT CAMP

The signature Reid Temple Eight-Step Discipleship Development Program (Boot Camp) was developed and introduced by Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington in 2004.  This is a certificate program for personal self-assessment of spiritual growth as an effective Christian disciple and steward.   The eight steps outline the process that starts at the time you join the church through New Members Orientation, Bible Study, the Andrew Plan, ministry involvement, evangelism, and ministry leadership. Each step has specific expectations and actions.