At Starview UCC, we believe that Christian Education is a very important part of our spiritual lives and our relationship with Christ and one another. Therefore, we offer not only Sunday morning Christian Education classes, but also mid-week studies. Topics and the material used to study those topics are quite diverse. For example, on a recent Saturday morning, our children learned about the Christian model of sharing, using Bible study, crafts, cooking, and music. Click on the links below, to discern which Christian Education class (s) might best meet your current needs and/or interests.
Sunday Morning Christian Education
Sunday Morning Adult Christian Education
We all pray . . . some.
We pray to stay sober, centered, or solvent. When the lump is deemed malignant. When the money runs out before the month does. When the marriage is falling apart. We pray.
But wouldn’t we like to pray more? Better? Stronger? With more fire, faith, and fervency?
Yet we have kids to feed, bills to pay, deadlines to meet. The calendar pounces on our good intentions like a tiger on a rabbit. And what about our checkered history with prayer? Uncertain words. Unmet expectations. Unanswered requests.
We aren’t the first to struggle with prayer. The first followers of Jesus needed prayer guidance too. In fact, prayer is the only tutorial they ever requested.
And Jesus gave them a prayer. Not a lecture on prayer. Not the doctrine of prayer. He gave them a quotable, repeatable, portable prayer. Couldn’t we use the same?
Mid-week Bible Study
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
On Tuesday mornings from 9—10:30 am, a class is gathering to study
together, how we might be the unique ministers God is creating us to be—every day, every where.
Book and Movie Studies
Women Four Week Session: December 3,10, 17, 24, 2017
In Because of Bethlehem, a four-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores how the One who made everything chose to make himself nothing and come into our world. Jesus’ birth gives us the promise that God is always near us, always for us, and always within us—and that we no longer need to have marks on our record.
Max Lucado loves Christmas. He loves it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me? And the answers he’s found give us all hope. God knows what it’s like to be a human. He understands; he’s been here. Because of Bethlehem, we have a friend in heaven. And Christmas begins what Easter celebrates. The child in the cradle became the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a Savior in heaven. These are the heart shaping promises of Christmas; these promises endure.
Women Four Week Session: January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018
Comparison is never-ending and exhausting. The temptation to compare is as near as your next chat with a friend, trip to the store, or check-in on social media. And whether you come out on top or come up lacking, there is simply no win in comparison. It's a trap. 4 Session Videos (20-minutes each, featuring segments from both Andy and Sandra Stanley)
Men Four Week Session: January 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018
Somewhere along the way, our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. It's into this "no man's land" that New York Times bestselling author Mark Batterson declares his mantra for manhood: play the man.In this inspiring call to something greater, he helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, "Play the man." Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man.