Resurrection Lutheran Church (RLC) offers a broad array of Christian education opportunities to grow in grace, including Sunday morning education classes for adults and children, confirmation classes, mid-week Bible studies, and Vacation Bible School held in the summer.

Sunday Morning

RLC values Christian education, for adults and children, and considers it to be an essential part of a healthy equipping ministry. We offer Sunday School opportunities for adults and children at 9:30 am, September through May.

Adult Christian Education

James is arguably one of the toughest books to read in the Bible. It can seem at times to be all Law and no Gospel, with little in it to bring hope and joy. Yet God has an important message for us through James, especially with the present challenges to in-person fellowship that people all over the world are facing!

In this kick-off study of the fall season, began on September 12 at 9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall, we will be taking a deeper look at the book of James. We will see what James has to say about living in a Christian community and how we are used by God there to build each other up for service. We will also be using Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together as an aid to grow in a deeper understanding of what it means to be the Church in our world today.

Register for this new class, team-led by Pastors Jonathan and Zach, by clicking here.


Youth Sunday School

Join us for Sunday School from 9:30-10:30 am! We are excited to have Youth Sunday School again in-person. Thank you to all the teachers who have volunteered to lead this year. All classes are held in the Family Life Center.

  • 2-4 year olds with Sandy Wuori in Room 134
  • Kindergarten-1st Grade with Eydee Persson in Room 131
  • 2nd-3rd Grade with Stephanie Shaeffer in Room 133
  • 4th-5th Grade with Kelly Zadow in Room 132
  • 6th-8th Grade with Tom Kolb and Troy Hirt in Room 246
  • 9th-12th Grade with Jenny Piontek in Room 253 (The Warehouse)

Children, 4 years and older, are asked to wear masks for Sunday School.

If you have any questions, contact MaryAnn Unger, Director of Children and Family Ministry, at .

 

Confirmation

Youth Confirmation at RLC is a 2-year program that traditionally begins ("Confirmation 1") at Grade 7 and finishes at the end of Grade 8 ("Confirmation 2").  After a pandemic year, we recognize that some flexibility in Grades as young people enter this structured faith formation process is warranted - thus our rebranding each class "Confirmation 1" and "2."

If you are interested in Confirmation, please reach out to Pastor Jonathan at  .

LEARN MORE about our Confirmation program.

 

Weekly Classes

Monday Evening

Women's Bible Study

Dates: September 13-December 13
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Place: Online via Zoom, to start
Leader: Jamee Thieme, Sharon Hahne

Take Heart: God’s Comfort for Anxious Thoughts

Real life can be a real mess.
Feelings of anxiety can attack, overwhelm, and drag us down. We want to turn away from others and rely on ourselves to escape the situation. But God will not let go of you. He will meet you in the midst of your darkness, in the place where you think you are farthest from Him.

Author Lindsay Hausch is no stranger to real-life struggles with anxious thoughts. She knows that, even with the power of God's grace, overcoming anxious thoughts is not as simple as praying enough or having enough faith. Instead, the struggle can be a training ground for spiritual growth. God's love for you is present.

Books are available through Amazon, Concordia Publishing House (cph.org), christianbook.com.

For more information, contact Jamee Thieme through RCB or the church office ( , 919-851-7248).


Men's Ministry Weekly Study and Fellowship

Dates: Ongoing, Started September 13
Time:
7:00-8:00 pm
Place: Room 240, Family Life Center
Leader: Tom Gebbia

Men gather for fellowship, study, and small group discussion. The Men's Ministry's Monday night study and fellowship runs September through May. All men welcome.

Contact Tom Gebbia at   or join the Men's Ministry group through RCB.

 

Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Morning Bible Study and Fellowship

Dates: Ongoing
Time:
 10:30-11:30 am

Place: Fellowship Hall and Via Zoom
Leader: Pastor Jonathan Blanke

God gives His Word to instruct, guide, and bless our lives. The Scripture lessons in worship offer a menu every Sunday to build up the people of God in faith and hope. We will study the lessons for the following Sunday, and as we do, we expect that this Word will enrich and edify our community prayer, faith, and servant life in Christ.

We will study the coming Sunday Scripture lessons, confident that the Spirit will be:

  • Enhancing and enriching our Sunday worship life!
  • Letting God's Word edify daily and Sunday faith life!
  • Connecting the themes of the four lessons into a tapestry!
  • Listening to the Spirit of God at work in Word and one another!
  • Building our community life together!

 

Wednesday Evenings

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

Dates: September 15-December 15
Time: 6:30-7:45 pm
Place: Room 151, Family Life Center
Leader: Melinda Stephani

A Wednesday Night Program resumes! Mindy Stephani will lead learners in a NEW program from RightNow Media called Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus. Here's a little bit about the program:

A debate rages over the credibility of the Bible. Most archaeologists today have concluded that there’s no evidence that the Exodus of Israelite slaves from Egypt ever happened. Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney faces a crisis of faith, “Is this foundational event of the Bible really just a myth?” He embarks on a 12-year journey around the world to search for answers.

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus unlocks the mystery of this ancient saga, combining a scientific investigation with a retelling of the Exodus story to reveal an amazing pattern of evidence matching the biblical account that may challenge our understanding of history. Featuring stunning animations and a cast including Narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God’s Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres. Dig Deeper into this riveting evidence for the Exodus out of Egypt and the Conquest of the Promised Land. This small group study includes thought-provoking questions that will help you explore key scenes from the film and why it matters to our faith.

We will gather in-person with our masks at this point in time. The class will run from 6:30-7:45 pm and begin on Wednesday, September 15, ending just before Christmas. Register with the church office ( , 919-851-7248). Hope you will join us!


Men with Kids

Dates: Started September 8
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Place: Fellowship Hall
Leader: Tom Gebbia

This group is specifically designed for men with kids attending Wednesday Night Workshop. The first video Bible study is Fatherhood with Joel Biermann.

Fatherhood is more than providing half the genetic material at conception; it's being there for the long haul. In Fatherhood with Joel Biermann, the Concordia Seminary professor and dad relates how being a father is a demanding pursuit with a heavenly goal-raising kids who know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  

Contact Tom Gebbia at   or join the Men's Ministry group through RCB.

 

 

Monthly Classes

The Great Sending: God’s Heart for the World Beating Through You

Dates: 2nd and Last Thursdays, Starting September 9
Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
Place: Online via Zoom
Leader: Pastor Jonathan Blanke

The Great Sending brings together 42 brief devotional Bible studies written by well-known and respected leaders in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) to challenge and encourage Christians and Christian congregations everywhere to understand and participate in the sending nature and activity of God more fully.

For more information, contact Pastor Jonathan at  .

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)

Thank you to all who participated in GOD'S CREATION! AT HOME FAMILY VBS this summer. 


Resources provided to families included lesson ideas, snack suggestions, songs, and crafts.

A great way for families to explore God's creation and to find every day ways at home to see how His creation is part of our every day lives.

LEARN MORE

 

RightNow Media

We are excited to share that Resurrection Lutheran Church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media!

It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, tablet, computer, or on your TV at home. You get FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more. It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.

Use this link to sign up for a FREE RightNow Media Account:

https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/RLCCary


You can also download the RightNow Media app for your smart phone, tablet, Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV.

There is no cost to you. Once your account is set up, you can start watching right away! You will have access to over 20,000 Biblically-based videos for individuals, families, students, small groups, leadership development, and more. We hope you enjoy this gift from us to you!