Ballston Spa Presbyterian Church is committed to providing a rich variety of programs and opportunities for individuals of all ages to study God's word and grow in the faith.
Long before the beginning of the Sunday School concept, the importance of teaching faith to children was a priority. Moses and the people of Israel were instructed by God to teach his commandments to their children:
"And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them
when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when
you lie down and when you rise." - Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Our Sunday School is thought of as a partnership between the congregation and parents.
Our TEACHERS volunteer as caregivers, instructors, mentors, and leaders as groups proceed through opportunities to learn and grow in the faith.
PARENTS are encouraged to discuss the lesson and help their children apply it to their lives during the week.
The PASTOR is also a significant member of the team.
We provide many opportunities to experience application of the faith through music, drama, crafts, and mission projects. Lessons recognize and encourage the various learning styles of young people and are developed in ways that engage their senses and interests.
- Classes for children aged 6 to 12 meet during the service. After the children's message, the teachers lead the students downstairs to the Sunday School area. Classes conclude at the end of service.
FAITH & FELLOWSHIP: Small Groups for Adults and Youth
We enjoy numerous opportunities to participate in small groups that meet for study and fellowship at various times throughout the year. Currently, the following groups are active:
The Lunch Bunch takes place at various area restaurants or in a member's home on the third Wednesday of most months. Contact the church office for more information.
The Ladies Bible Study meets every Thursday 12:30-2pm (Sept. - Nov.; Jan. - May) in the church parlor.
Sunday Evening Bible Study meets every Sunday evening 6-7 pm in the church parlor.
Youth Group for grades 6-12th meets on most Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm here at our church (Sept. - June). See "Ballston Spa Youth" facebook page for up to date information or contact our youth leader Tom Carter for more information, email@example.com.
High School Bible Study meets every First and Third Tuesdays at Christ Church from 6-8pm (Sept. - June).