Adult Education – “Life Long Learning”
For some, Bible study is what intrigues them. For others examining theology and “where the rubber meets the road” is what draws them to look to Scripture for inspiration. Whatever your approach, we offer several classes on Sunday mornings, mid-week, and through our Way Out Wednesday (WOW) program to meet your needs.
If you have any questions about Adult Education at FPC, we encourage you to contact us.
Adult Sunday School Classes
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
The Present Word Bible Study (Room 200)
This ongoing Bible study, developed by the National Council of Churches, offers a topical study of the Bible with the opportunity for lively discussion among the participants. The Spring study will complete the study of Acts of Worship before moving to Jesus’ Fulfillment of Scripture, an exploration of connections between Jesus and Hebrew Scripture. A quarterly resource is offered to our participants to use throughout the week in their private reflections as they prepare for class discussion. This class meets year round so check back for future topics!
The Gospels Class (Room 202)
Using current Bible commentaries and other theological study tools, the Gospel class engages in the study of the Gospels as well as other books of the Bible as they learn of the Good News found throughout the Bible. Class outlines and resource materials are sent electronically each week for the students of the class to begin exploration. This class meets year round!
Faith and Fellowship (Room 116)
Christian families are the core of a local church. The health and strength of those families are vital to the mission and vision that God has for each church. This Spring, the Faith and Fellowship Class will offer three, six session studies on family, faith, and parenting. Through these video supported studies, experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot, Chip Ingram, Dr. Ross Campbell, Dr. Kevin Leman and others will provide Biblical and practical teaching on marriage and parenting.
Session one begins on February 16 with:
Parenting: the Early Years, a study for Parents of and those who provide care for young children.
It Starts at Home, a framework to teach your kids about God.
Parenting Your Teenager, Helping our teenagers overcome hurt, become less rebellious, and discover their true identity.
Heads, Hearts, & Hands (Room 203)
Throughout the year, Heads, Hearts, and Hands class participants will look at a variety of topics including Bible and theological studies led by members of the class and visiting teachers. Studies by great writers of our day such as N.T. Wright have been spring boards for this class to examine who we are as a church and what mission opportunities are available for us to serve both locally and internationally. Some participants attend all studies while others drop in for topics that are of particular interest to them. Here’s what’s going on for Spring 2014 in HHH!
You know the stories, but maybe not in the context offered this Spring in the Heads,Hearts, and Hands Class. Popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas brings a new perspective to selected Old Testament stories by approaching them from the “back side”— through a unique starting point, a creative retelling, a new “lens,” or the eyes of a minor or unsympathetic character. Some of the stories include: “Moses’ Midlife Crisis” (Exodus 2:11-22); “Tragic Son, Tragic Father” (Judges 11:1-6, 30-35); “Honey in the Lion” (Judges 14:5-14); and “Beauty and the Beast” (1 Samuel 25:2-42). Join the class at 9 a.m. each Sunday for an intriguing look at some classic stories.
Mid Week Study
Adult Way Out Wednesday (W.O.W.) Study
Fall 2014 W.O.W. is September 17 – November 19
Dinner at 5:45 p.m.; Class at 6:30 p.m.
Each Wednesday, participants of WOW gather in the Fellowship Hall to share a meal with family and friend and transition out of a busy day. Topics for these studies typically connect our everyday lives with our everyday faith. Keep watch for the announcement of our study topic and look forward to a relaxed evening with your church family.
Small Group Ministry
Christ Care Covenant Groups
Over the past few months, a team of leaders have been in training to being a new small group ministry program at First Presbyterian Church. Christ Care Covenant groups are formed with 8 to 12 participants that commit to meet every other week for 8 sessions over a 4 month period. Meetings take place either at the church with childcare provided or in homes and will be offered either during the day or in the evening.
Although you will learn from a Bible based lesson, it is not a class. It is an exploration of your current faith journey and those in your group as you explore a daily intentional walk with Christ together.