Christian Education


Sunday School

Each Sunday we offer Christian education for all ages from 10-11am between our two morning worship services. We invite you to join one of our classes for faith nurturing activities and discussion. Dedicated teachers are here to help students learn, explore, and share the Word of God through bible-based instruction focusing on an in-depth study of all books of the bible.



"Akaloo" is an English version of the Greek word that means "to follow". It is used in the story where Jesus gathered two of his disciples by simply telling them to "Follow me". Akaloo is the name of the curriculum being used in our Youth Sunday School. It is a new way to approach a familiar goal – to follow Christ in the life we live today. The goal always has been, and always will be, to help our young people grow in faith, to help them learn what it means to follow Jesus.

For more information about our Sunday School program, please contact the church office at 301-371-6500 or e-mail



Preschool Sunday

Ages 3, 4, and 5 (pre-K)

Location: Lower level
Teacher: Ginger Trautman

When Jesus taught, he used everyday objects like coins, fish, and plants to help people remember God's truth. Your pre-schooler can learn the same way. Just like Jesus, we will be using everyday items — gizmos — (and puppets!) to help kids learn the Bible...and they never forget it. All are welcome to join in the fun and learning!


Elementary School

Rally Day 2010

K-6th Grades

Location: Upper level

Children enjoy crafts and activities that enhance weekly Bible lessons.





Confirmation Class of 2013

7th and 8th Grades

Location: Upper level
Teachers: Pastor Kathy Hoffman, Pastor Cris Frigm, Jeff Derr, Ken Lichtenberger, Patricia Staples, & Derrick Trautman

Confirmation is a two year commitment where the students learn that faith is a journey that begins at baptism and never ends. The class focuses on the Old and New Testaments, the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and Worship.

We celebrate with the families as these young people public announce the desire to make the Baptismal Promise their own. Confirmation is held each year on Reformation Sunday, the last Sunday of October.


High School

High School

9th-12th Grades

Location: Youth House
Teachers: Nan Cronk-Walker & Heather Erickson

Our High School students focus on preparing themselves to live the Christian faith as they get ready for their future. Whether continuing in college, or entering the working place, our faith should make us different in how we live and how we can be a witness of God in this world through His love. We celebrate with our families the graduation of our Seniors.




Sunday Morning Forum

Location: Lower level - Social Room
Teachers: Pastor Kathy, Pastor Cris, or guests

Sunday morning forums involve a topical study of the issues of the day with Pastors and guest speakers. Forums are not offered every week. Please check the calendar for the next forum.

Spiritual Enrichment/Old Testament Class

Location: Conference Room
Leaders: Jim Huckleberry, Bruce McIntosh

This joint class studies various books of the Bible, including books of the Old Testament.

Zion Daughters and Men's Bible Class

Location: Chapel
Leaders: Bruce McIntosh, Maryanne Marcantonio, Pat Rudy, Ron Reeves

Zion Daughters and the Men's Bible Class have a joint class with a lesson that typically follows the lectionary readings of the day. The class begins and ends with the singing of a hymn.

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