Discipleship and Christian education are an integral element of the fabric of First Reformed Church. First Reformed Church seeks to educate its entire church body in the Reformed tradition. The commitment to Christian education can be seen in all ages of First’s membership.
Adult education classes follow Sunday morning worship services and Wednesday night dinners during the school year. There are a multitude of classes taught throughout the year, focusing on a variety of subjects. These courses are taught not only by senior and associate pastors, but also local theologians and lay leaders.
The library/resource center is a teaching tool, important to study for the individual, the class, and the congregation. The library supports the overall mission of First Church and its ministries by selecting, organizing, and promoting books, electronic and media materials, and other resources to help members grow in biblical literacy and Christian maturity. Stop in and check out the wide selection of fiction and non fiction Christian literature and videos for children and adults.
Another important element of the Christian education within First Reformed has been the dedication of the church to teach future church leaders. For a number of years, the church has participated in an internship program with Western Theological Seminary. Interns with First Reformed Church serve in a number of capacities including leading worship, preaching, teaching Sunday school classes, and many other areas of ministry.