Christian Education

Philosophy 

Christian education is very important to the life, health, and spiritual formation of the congregation of Johns Island Presbyterian Church. From our youngest to the oldest disciples, all followers of Christ have the opportunity to engage with Christian education programs at JIPC which provide space for formation of transformative faith. 

Some of our programs are divided by age and some are intergenerational.

Vision Statement of Christian Education at Johns Island Presbyterian Church

Grounded in the Lord Jesus Christ, all ages are nurtured and equipped in the faith to share God’s love. This vision is to be lived out by studying God’s Word and its relevance to daily life; celebrating and interpreting the rituals and traditions of our life in community; practicing spiritual disciples; and reflecting on our experiences of serving others. 

Programs (All may be joined at any time)

Sunday Morning

  • One adult class meets in our church library in the administration building. This class usually spends discussion connecting our faith to current events and our own individual lives. 
  • Another adult class, our Heavenly Hopefuls, work their way through Scripture each week. They meet in the room behind our sanctuary. 
  • We have a class for our pre-k and elementary age children (up to 3rdgrade) that meets in the fellowship hall. 
  • Our Tweens, 4th-5thgrade, meet in the room upstairs in the sanctuary, on the left. 
  • Our youth, middle and high school, meet in the room upstairs in the sanctuary, on the right. High schoolers are invited to either attend this class, or an adult class, whichever they prefer. 
  • We have a nursery class for our infants through 3 years old all morning. Our nursery is staffed with paid, trained, staff members. 

During the Week

  • Our Sunday evening program for the academic year is Kids For Christ (KFC). On Sunday evenings, our children’s and youth ministry meet in the fellowship hall from 4:30-6pm. We have children and youth choir, games, and bible study, as well as dinner. We divide by age and alternate the schedule. (Children with choir while youth with bible study, then switch). 
  • Holy C.O.W. (Church on Wednesday) is on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in September and October.  Dinner will be 5-6pm, and Bible Study 6-7pm. Dates are: September 11, 25 and October 9 and 23. This event has study and class options for all ages.  
  • Our Women’s Bible Study meets at 10am on Tuesday mornings beginning September 10. Contact Alice Hills, 843-568-6687, for more information about the women’s bible study
  • Our Tuesday Night Small Group meets in participants’ homes on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm for dessert and Bible study.  Contact Jan Eubank, jeubank@kiawah.com, for more information about this group.
  • Our Men’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 8am in the fellowship hall and continues all year, including the summer! Contact Charlie Larsen, kiawahchas@aol.com, for more information.
  • Additional small group opportunities for adults are in the works! Let us know what you are looking for! 

JIPC Library

Our library has over 800 books on theology, religion, ethics, church history, and parenting. We also have reference books to help you study Scripture and understand Reformed theology and Presbyterian Polity on a deeper level. Also available are many curriculum resources for children, youth, and adult studies. 

In addition to books and curriculum, we also have DVDs and CDs on various topics. Sunday morning worship at JIPC can be found on the website. 

Please feel free to stop by our church library and find a book or DVD that may help you grow in your Christian Faith. Please sign out all resources using the list located on Elizabeth’s office door. 

For more information, contact Elizabeth Nix, Director of Christian Education, at the church office (843) 559-9380 or email enix@jipc.org.