Christian Development

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Church School
(Sunday School)

The mission of Reid Temple’s Church School Ministry is to teach, train, nurture, prepare, and recruit adults, youth, and children in God’s Word for Christian service. This ministry’s classes and programs are designed to (1) teach the salvation message of Jesus Christ; (2) evangelize the Gospel in words and deeds; and (3) prepare young and old for effective Christian living and leadership in a rapidly changing society. Adult Church School classes meet every Sunday from 7:30AM to 8:45AM ET.  Children's Virtual Sunday School Meet every 3rd and 4th Sunday at 10:00AM ET.


Reid Temple R3 Youth Ministry

Our weekly youth services provide a brilliant opportunity for young people to be in a positive peer environment and learn about Jesus in a way that will empower them to make right choices and become all that God has created them to be! We have youth services for all ages R3 Kids, R3 Juniors, and R3 Teens. Open to grades kindergarten through 12th Grade, Youth Church meets every 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays at 9:30AM. 

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New Members Orientation

New Members Orientation is a four-part learning experience for all new members to the Reid Temple family that is designed to ensure a smooth transition for new and transferring members. There are four standardized classes in the history, doctrine, and discipline of the AME church. Attendees are also instructed in the effective practice of Bible Study.  In addition to learning about the doctrine and “reading-in” requirements of the AME Church, members gain essential information on the basic elements of Christian faith, and the effective practice of Bible study.

You can take New Member Orientation classes either self-paced online by clicking below or once a month all four classes are offered on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00AM to 12:30PM.  Email to sign up.


Membership to Discipleship

The goal of Membership to Discipleship moves the membership through a spiritual development program designed to challenge each member to self-assess their spiritual relationship with Christ and to grow from their current level with the goal of becoming a disciple. Reid Temple defines spiritual growth as the process of transitioning from membership to fellowship to stewardship to discipleship.  These four stages are outlined in the Membership to Discipleship Program.


Discipleship Boot Camp

The signature Reid Temple Eight-Step Discipleship Development Program (Boot Camp) was developed and introduced by Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington in 2004.  This is a certificate program for personal self-assessment of spiritual growth as an effective Christian disciple and steward.   The eight steps outline the process that starts when you join the church through New Members Orientation, Bible Study, the Andrew Plan, ministry involvement, evangelism, and ministry leadership. Each step has specific expectations and actions.


Through The Bible in One Year

This ministry offers weekly classes in two sessions: Old Testament Studies (spring) and New Testament Studies (fall). OT sessions introduce and foster a basic fundamental understanding of the Hebrew Books in the Bible.  NT sessions introduce and foster a basic fundamental understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus and the earliest followers.  In both sessions, emphasis is placed on the structure, history, themes, and main characters. In these sessions, participants will have the opportunity to become engaged learners, in the unfolding of the Bible as it is narrated in Scripture. The required workbook is “Through the Bible in One Year” by Dr. Alan B. Stringfellow. This ministry meets every Saturday at 10:00AM - 12:00PM.


Foundations of Our Faith

This ministry coordinates and conducts an informative series of weekly classes designed to equip new Believers in Christ and new members of Reid Temple with the biblical and religious foundations they need to lead a strong, happy, and healthful Christian life. Its classes impart essential knowledge on the basic principles of Christianity and the disciplines of the faith; the meaning and significance of the Bible; and the importance of meditation, prayer, and fasting. Come join us—let the Foundations of Our Faith Ministry help you receive the knowledge you need to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!


Women's Bible Study

The Women of Reid meet virtually on 2nd Saturdays of the month for Bible study, prayer, spiritual guidance, and life-skills support. Join the women every Friday at 7:30PM for the weekly prayer call. To access the Prayer Conference Call dial in at 202-926-1167 access code 145393.


Men's Fresh Fire Saturdays

Join the Mighty Men of Reid in person for Bible Study at 9AM every Saturday. Fresh Fire Saturdays is a Men's Bible Study designed to restore, renew, rejuvenate and revitalize the perspective on who am I as a Christ centered man of God.