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This Week's Events
JUN

25

MON
Outreach Ministry Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
JUN

27

WED
Apostle's Creed Bible Study
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Please join us at the Kinderhook Reformed church at 6PM for a bible study with Pastor Rudy Visser. All are welcome. Do you have questions about foundational Christian truths such as the purpose of life? Believing that powerful answers are embedded in the Apostles' Creed, Adam Hamilton examines it to explore what Christians believe and why it matters. Topics are:
God
Jesus Christ
The Holy Spirit
The Church and the Communion of Saints
The Forgiveness of Sins
The Resurrection of the Body
Small Group Bible Study - Acts
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This study will met at the church in the fellowship hall until further notice.
JUN

28

THU
Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
The Holy Spirit - Charles Stanley
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Announcements
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Bible Search
Christian Education Ministry
Liaison to Consistory: Jane Deane

Welcome to the Christian Education as Faith Formation ministry page of the Kinderhook Reformed Church! 
 
A Reflection on Faith Formation
 
Yet, O Lord, you are our God;
   we are the clay, and you are our potter;
   we are all the work of your hand. –Isaiah 64:8
 
Faith formation is at the heart of what the Christian life is all about. In many ways, we engage in the practices of our daily lives through worship, mission, working for justice and peace, outreach, and education—so that our faith may be nurtured, enlivened, sustained, and formed. In this regard, the imagery offered by the prophet Isaiah of Potter God forming humanity, God's created own, is an appropriate vision for how we might view the ministry of faith formation.
 
At the Kinderhook Reformed Church, we can understand faith formation to be "an engaged process of learning and practice integrated throughout all aspects of congregational and daily life." This definition highlights the initiative and action we must take in our own faith formation. In essence, we become clay so that we are formed and transformed by the Holy and by one another. But throughout all of our doing and being, we are reminded that God's "hands" are continually present in our efforts to gain both "head" knowledge found in education and learning and "heart" wisdom discovered through prayer, ritual, and practice.
 
So, it is indeed most fitting to say that faith formation is at the heart of what our living and being is all about; but without the hands that guide what we are continually becoming, the process is incomplete. May this webpage offer some helpful tools from which you and others can “become clay” and be reminded of God's formational presence along life's journey.

“Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of age.”

                                                                                    — Matthew 28: 19–20  (The Message)

 

Christian Education is very important to us a as a faith community

  • We have two Worship Services. The 8:30 am service is more contemporary and the 10 am Servise is our traditional service. (summer services are combined at 9am)
  • Our Youth Sunday School classes meet at 10am Sunday mornings Sept - May. 
  • Our Adult Sunday School class meets at 9:45 every Sunday morning
  • Our Weekly Bible Studay group meets Thursdays at 9am
  • Other study groups meet throughout the year at varied times for topical studies, see calendar for details
  • Youth Ministry (Visit the Youth Ministry tab to learn about what we're doing!)