. . . and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15 (NIV)

Christ Chapel Christian Education Program

Mission Statement: As a result of Christ Chapel’s Christian Education
Program, people will come to know Jesus as their
personal Savior, grow in their relationship with the
Lord, develop the tools for studying God’s Word,
and be challenged to share the Good News with others.

Policies: The Christian Education Program will reflect the
following principles –

  1. The curriculum will be based on Scripture.
  2. Teachers will have a personal relationship with Jesus
    Christ and accept without reservation, the Christ Chapel Statement of Faith.
  3. Opportunities will be provided for students to
    respond to the message of the Gospel.
  4. Teachers are expected to reflect Christian maturity in
    their personal lifestyles and walk with the Lord.
  5. Decisions regarding the selection of curriculum must
    be approved by the Pastor and Board of Deacons.


  1. Class sessions will focus primarily on the “study of
    the Bible” rather than upon issues, topics, or books
    written about the Bible.
  2.  Teaching will be interactive.
  3. Class sessions will start and end on time.
  4. Teachers are encouraged to find their own substitute
    when they are unable to teach on a particular Sunday.
  5. A list of approved substitute teachers is available.

Curriculum: Christ Chapel currently uses the “Bible-In-Life” curriculum from David C Cook publishers for all Sunday School classes including Children’s Church. “Bible-In-Life has been approved by the Pastor and Deacon Board. It is theologically sound with a comprehensive Bible-based emphasis and developmentally appropriate for each age and grade level to foster spiritual growth.

For more information about Christian education at Christ Chapel, please contact Jim Van Duren at (607) 533-8831 or email the chapel.

Sunday School for 2016-2017
9:15 AM to 10:10 AM


Early Elementary class – ages 4 through 2nd Grade

Elementary class – grades 3 through 6

Teen class – grades 7 through 12

Adult Bible Study – Intergenerational – (Peter Wood will be teaching in the fall on the Book of Acts)

There is a closing ceremony for the Early Elementary and Elementary classes which includes songs, Bible verse memorization, and learning the books of the Bible.

Themes & Scripture Texts for Adult Bible Study class

Fall Quarter – The book of Acts (Peter Wood)

“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (great verse to memorize!)





…is available during Sunday School and during morning worship for infants and children up to 4 years old.

Children’s Church

…(for children ages 4 through 8 years) occurs each week during the latter half of the morning worship service.

Christ Chapel Youth Group

…meets on Sunday evenings during the school year (September until early June) from 5:30 until 7:45 p.m. for dinner followed by games, worship, Bible study, and prayer. Call Dave Korb at (607) 539-6306 or Gail Felker at (607) 256-0965 for more information.