Education Ministries


Christian Education – Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International

                Cheryl Larson,
       Christian Education Director and Sunday School Superintendent
SDMI Council:  Pastor Diane Reinertsen, Barbara Moravec, Belma Nunez, Evelyn Daniels, Irene Nagatori
Sunday School Teachers
         Adult: Dan Semrad, Lynda Russell, Dean Nagatori
         Youth:  Kim Manselle, Levi Manselle, Abby Tatman (NYI President))
         Children:  Barbara Moravec, Jan Manselle, Greg Moravec
Children’s Church – The Believer’s Club:  Rev. Diane Reinertsen, Barbara Moravec
Caravan Team:  Greg Moravec (Director), Emily Gurney, Joy Carlson, Jan Manselle, Kim Manselle
     Oregon City Church of the Nazarene has a variety of Christian Education opportunities designed with you in mind. We have options for the new and curious or those who have been walking with the Lord for years; those preferring large classes or small groups; and those wanting to delve into Biblical topics or relational interests. Regardless of where you find yourself in life our goal is to provide you with the resources, support, and encouragement you’ll need to grow in your relationship with God and others. The mission of Sunday School is to carry out the Great Commission to children, youth, and adults in preparation for a lifetime of Christian holiness.
      Sunday School hour is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  You can find a pamphlet listing classes, locations and current topics of study at one of the welcome stations. One of our friendly greeters can also assist you in finding a class. We have a variety of Small Groups and Recovery Groups throughout the year such as: Financial Peace University and Celebrate Recovery. Watch the bulletins for times and locations. Bible Study groups are held throughout the year for men and women. 



                       Children’s Pastor: Rev. Diane Reinertsen
Children’s Mission Statement:
     This is how we LOVE the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. (1 John 5:1)
      Come, my children, listen as I TEACH you to respect the Lord.  (Psalm 34:11)
     GUIDE me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.  (Psalm 25:5)
     May the God of peace, EQUIP you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ.  (Hebrews 13:20-21)
     Our goal is to:  Love, Teach, Guide and Equip Your Children to be Disciples for CHRIST!
Children’s Programs:
     Nursery: Child care is available on Sunday mornings.   We carefully screen our nursery workers before entrusting them to work in our nursery.  All volunteers have been through an extensive training program entitled “Child & Youth Protection Manual” as well as national background checks. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for your little ones. 
    Sunday School:  A time to dig deeper into God’s Word.  Classes are available for children 2 years through 6th grade.  Bible based, age appropriate classes that allow children to learn about God in ways that make sense to them. We carefully screen our teachers before entrusting them to work with children. Every volunteer in our children’s ministry has been through an extensive training program entitled “Child & Youth Protection Manual” as well as national background checks. 
   Children’s Church: “The Believers Club”.  This is a time for children ages 4 years to 6th grade to learn about God while their parents attend the morning service.  Children’s Church is a worship time, in a church like setting, with prayer groups, music, games and a message with activities.
    Vacation Bible School (VBS) (5 years through 6th grade):  Bring your friends and join us for a full week of summer outreach to children in the community with songs, bible stories, drama, prizes, crafts and games.   From music to snacks and everything in between, each part of VBS is designed to focus on the things that matter … connecting kids to God!
  Summer Kids’ Camps (2nd – 6th grades):  Camp is a place where children are given the chance to make a commitment to follow Jesus, respond to His call into ministry, and to grow in the Christian Faith in a camp setting. For camp dates and registration fees, contact Rev. Diane Reinertsen. 
   Quizzing (1st – 6th grades):  Children’s Quizzing is a Bible study for children in grades 1-6. It is important to help children know what the Bible says and help them demonstrate biblical teachings in actual life situations.  
   Christmas Musical:  In the fall, children begin preparing a Christmas program which will be presented during the holiday season.
   Kid’s Missions (1st-6th grade):  This event includes reading exciting mission stories, attending JJ Jump, eating pizza, and playing games.
    Nazarene Bible-Based Scouting Program (Ages 4 yrs. to 6th Grade)
                                    Wednesday Evenings – 6:45 p.m. (September-May)
                                                        Director:  Greg Moravec
       Caravan is a scouting program for children ages 4 years to 6th grade.  Groups typically meet once a week (Wednesday nights) throughout the school year (September-May).  Caravan uses an active, hands-on learning approach to help children grow physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually.  Caravan focuses on teaching everyday skills with a distinctly Christian focus.
     Children become members of one of the four major groups based on their age.  Benson’s Buddies (4 and 5 year olds), Searchers (1st/2nd grades), Explorers (3rd/4th grades) and Adventurers (5th/6th grades). Each group is under the direction of one or more adult Guides.  The awarding of badges is a fun but an optional part of this program.
      Parents:  There is no cost to join this program.  The only costs are for participation of some events such as pinewood derby car kits ($5), Caravan Jamboree registration fee ($6), replacing badges or a sash if lost, and T-shirt ($8.55).


               Youth Ministries –

      Nazarene Youth International

                                                       NYI President:  Abby Tatman
What’s Happening: 
     Watch the bulletin for teen activities.
    NYI has Sunday School classes available for Jr. High (6th-8th) and Sr. High (9th-12th) every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Teen Center. Wednesday evening discipleship begins at 6:30 p.m. with fellowship, sharing, recreation and snacks. Many special and seasonable events, including summer camps, are offered throughout the year.  Watch the bulletin for upcoming events
    NYI is a safe place for teens to test their faith and learn to worship God in a real and meaningful way.  All of our gatherings and events reflect our love for Jesus Christ.  Our aim in all we do is to be changed by Jesus’ love for us, grow as disciples, serve one another as Christ modeled and develop impacting friendships.  Through Bible study, fellowship and community service we are committed to help equip young people to grow toward being mature Christians. 



Adult Ministries

Adults apply Biblical truths and encouragement to live a Holy Life.
A variety of Sunday School classes are available each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. and then the morning worship starts at 10:45 a.m.  Adults meet every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary for prayer and in-depth Bible Study. Corporate Prayer Opportunities include mid-week prayer (Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.) and Prayer & Fasting every Friday at Noon. We stress the importance of applying Biblical truths in our day-to-day lives and the need for Christian fellowship and encouragement to live a Holy Life


             Ministerio Latino

              Marco and Monica Flores – Directores                   Anna Rousett – Maestra Escuela Dominical
                      Ministerio Latino
Sunday Services – Servicio Domingo
   9:30 AM – Adult Sunday School – Escuela Dominical (en Espanola)
   10:45 AM – Bilingual Service – Servico Bilingue (tenemos interprete disponible con audifonos)
Wednesday Bible Study – Miercoles Estudio Biblico 
   7:00 PM –  Bible Study Bilingual – Estudio Biblico (traductor disponible)