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 – 9:55 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
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 now in HHH!
THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION
Sunday Mornings at 9 a.m in Room 116
– Led by Peg Falls-Corbitt
Building upon Pastor Mike’s sermon series on the Six Great Ends of the Church, this class will allow for small group discussion of what we see God doing in and through the church locally, globally, and in our personal lives. Beautiful and inspiring theological statements from the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will frame each week’s discussion in ways helpful to newcomers who may be wondering what being a Presbyterian variety of church means. Yet, longtime members will be challenged in seeking renewed perspectives.
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.