to encourage spiritual growth.
To help all people know Jesus Christ and grow in His image. “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1:3-8
The discipleship of adults is more than an exchange of information – it is a deeply personal, lifelong, spiritual journey of transformation that begins with salvation and continues until Christ returns or we are called home to live with Him. Spiritual growth for adults reflects this truth, transforming us into more faithful disciples of Christ. We are called by the Father, equipped by the Spirit, and sent by the Son to a world in need trusting that we will grow in God’s saving grace as revealed in the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” -2 Peter 3:18
GROW IN GRACE AND KNOWLEDGE
NEW CLASSES THIS TERM
The Book of Jeremiah
Room: P-1 (Preschool Wing)
Teachers: Mark Cooper, Wendy Holmes
Jeremiah, one of the most powerful, convicting voices in the Old Testament, is a challenging study, to say the least. This prophet challenged Israel at its most complacent and guided Israel through some of its darkest hours, enduring humiliation and abuse for his faithfulness to God. This 9-week class will examine Jeremiah’s story and voice and ask what they say about God, and then what they say about us.
Presbyterian from Scratch
Room: UL-212 (upstairs)
Teachers: Jill Crocker, Alinda Fahrenkopf, Jay Howell, William Warren
A “from scratch” look at some of the distinctive aspects of the Presbyterian lens on the Christian faith.
ONGOING CLASSES THIS TERM
Hits of the Ages
Room: P-3 (Preschool Wing)
Coordinators: Alan Callicott, Liz Callicott, Bo Hormberg
This ongoing group for adults of all ages has been meeting for the past two years and is going strong! The group typically studies books of the Bible straight through and is wrapping up a study of the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah and will soon begin a study of the Gospel of Luke.
Psalm 78 Class
Room: LL-115 (downstairs)
Coordinators: Tricia Harris, Chuck Utterback
An ongoing group open to all and especially for parents with children in the children’s ministry, this class is wrapping up a study of the Letters of John (1,2,3 John).
Cobblestone Bible Study
Room: Mellor Library (main floor)
Coordinators: Holly Hensarling, Frances Howell
This ongoing group is in part an extension of the Cobblestone Fellowship Group (ages 20-40) but is open to everyone. Meeting in the church library, the group is studying the Gospel of John.
Paula’s Hearts & Hands
Room: UL-214 (upstairs)
Coordinators: Elaine Cates, Amy Eoff, Mary Rogers
An ongoing group combining Bible Study and church service by knitting prayer blankets, this group is currently finishing a study of the Old Testament books of Ruth and Esther.
Getting plugged into a smaller group at church, like one of our Sunday groups and classes, is a great way to be more closely connected to the fellowship of our congregation and to grow stronger and closer together as Christ’s disciples. Check out these options to see which class you’ll be going to!
Learn more about our Bible Studies and Programming below:
ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Don Willingham (Chair), Lauren Beaupre, Jay Howell, Mary Rogers, Tracy Smith