Classes, Programs,

and Events

Discipleship classes, programs, and events are intended to be "stepping stones" for people on the journey toward life with Christ. The Bible studies, book studies, and other classes that we offer all collectively help us to “grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).

For more information, contact Lori at 796-3361 or


If you are feeling nudged by God to start a new small group,


contact Lynn White at 796-3362 or

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SUNDAY CLASSES (men and women)

Additional studies can be found under Groups

Opportunities for Men and Opportunities for Women.


Contemporary Christian Life Issues (CCLI) 

The weekly Sunday morning class will resume in September, but you are invited

to join us on Sunday, June 26 for a special CCLI presentation.  See more details below.


The Contemporary Christian Life Issues class explores current and relevant faith and justice issues affecting our community, nation, and world. The goal of each session is to “think Christianly” about each topic, so that we can live well in God’s world. Speakers are often experts in their field.  For more information contact Lori at


Sunday, June 26, 10:50-11:50am


Why Did Putin Attack Ukraine and Why Should Christians Care?  presented by Dr. John A. Bernbaum, President of BEAM (Business and Education as Mission), Inc., a private foundation that supports educational programs in Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.  He previously served as President of the Russian-American Christian University in Moscow (1995 – 2014) and as Director of the American Studies Program and Executive Vice President of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (1976 – 1995).  After completing his Ph.D. in European and Russian history at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, he spent four years at the U. S. Department of State (1972-1976).  He currently lives in Rockville, Maryland.

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The Potter’s Clay Bible Study

​Bible study for men and women

This Sunday morning Bible study group will resume in September

Teachers: Deb Skirnski and Rhonda Wiley

Do you believe that the Bible is God’s Word?  Do you believe that God’s Word is truth?  Immerse yourself in His truth and get to know and trust God.  The focus of The Potter’s Clay Bible study class is to:


  • Germinate a spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving so that we can live to honor and praise our Heavenly Father.

  • Not just hearing the Word but allowing it to shape us and define who we are.

  • Allowing God’s word to motivate us to do His work by using and sharing the gifts he has given us.

  • And to help us to seek out and enjoy fellowship and outreach beyond our own circle of comfort.


A new study will begin in the fall. For more information contact Lori at or 796-3361.



​This class will be offered again in the fall

Hosts:  Lynn White, Mike Westerveld, and other Christ Memorial staff

Belonging: Have you ever found yourself in a crowd of people you don’t know, in a new place you are unfamiliar with, and wondering if you belong? At “Belonging,” we'll gather around a table, let you know a little more about us, and invite you to share how you found yourself here at Christ Memorial. You will meet other people, some of the staff, and have time to ask questions. If we succeed, you will leave feeling a little bit more like you belong. Congratulations! You have taken the first step. ​​For more information on Belonging or to sign up for this class, contact Lynn at or 796-3362.


This class will be offered again in the fall

Hosts:  Lynn White, Mike Westerveld, and other Christ Memorial staff


Believing:  This gathering is designed to help you understand the core set of beliefs at Christ Memorial, as well as share with you the standards of the Reformed Church in America. While we do not have to agree on everything as a group, we want you to know where we stand on humanity, sin, God, Jesus, and salvation. Don’t worry, we will have plenty of time to ask questions. Step two is behind you.  For more information on Believing or to sign up for this class, contact Lynn at or 796-3362.



This class will be offered again in the fall

Hosts:  Lynn White, Mike Westerveld, and other Christ Memorial staff


Becoming: A seed that becomes a plant draws nutrients from the soil, air, and water. So, too, our process of "becoming" involves the people and environment around us. This gathering is the final step in becoming a member of Christ Memorial Church. We will share our stories of God at work in our lives, be introduced to ministries and tools for us to discover and utilize our gifts, and we will make a commitment to love, encourage, and support one another. If you want them, we will provide you with offering envelopes.  For more information on Becoming or to sign up for this class, contact Lynn at or 796-3362.



Monthly, first Tuesday night, 6:30-8pm

Contacts:  Brad and Patti Laninga

Fireside Café off of the Gathering Place

Encounter is a group for young adults, single or married, in their 20s.  We're interested in connecting, sharing our stories, and attempting to navigate life in this chaotic world we are living in.  We meet the first Tuesday of every month spending time in conversation over a delicious meal!  For more information, connect with Brad at or Patti at .



Alpha will be offered again in the future

To sign up for the next Alpha, contact: Lynn White at or 796-3362

Alpha is a place to connect with other people who are open to exploring life, faith, and meaning. Each session includes a time to connect with others (over a free meal), hear a short talk on an element of the Christian faith, and then be given a chance for each person to share their own questions with the group. We’d love to hear your perspective! For more information, contact Lynn at or 796-3362.


Truth Seekers - Wednesday Night Bible Study Group

Bible study for men and women

Summer Schedule:  Wednesday nights, June 1, 15 and 29, July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24, and September 7; 6-7:30pm

Meets year-round; attend when you can!

Facilitator:  Wayne Lazarock

During the summer this group meets off-site at the home of Joe and Ana Cabrera


If you are looking for a verse-by-verse study of the Bible, this group is for you! Utilizing John MacArthur’s Gospel of Matthew study guide, you’ll be digging deep into God’s Word as you explore Jesus’ miraculous birth, His response to the test of His kingliness, His miracles, His teachings, and His public ministry. The focus of this study and discussion group is not simply growing in knowledge, but in seeking to live out God’s Word in your daily walk and sharing what those life experiences look like with others. This group meets year-round and is continuously open to new people joining in at any time. For more information, contact Lori at or 796-3361.

S.H.A.P.E. - God made YOU for a purpose!

This class will be offered again in the fall

Facilitators:  Marylin Bright and Dara Nykamp

Have you ever wondered, “Who am I?” Or have you ever thought, “What is my purpose in life?”  Here's the great news: The mystery is over.  The S.H.A.P.E. class is filled with tools that will help you discover answers to those questions.  What are your spiritual gifts?  Your heart/passions?  Your personality?  Your experiences?  Your abilities?  Discover how God “shaped" you and find your place in the world. Advance registration is needed for this class, contact Lori at or 796-3361 to sign up.  For more information, contact Marylin Bright at