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
Book of Galatians
A 10-week look at Paul’s stern letter to the churches of Galatia.
Room: P-1 (Preschool Wing)
Teacher: Beth Carter, Steve Nelson
Presbyterian from Scratch
A “from scratch” look at some of the distinctive aspects of the Presbyterian “lens” on the Christian faith.
Room: UL-212 (upstairs)
Teachers: Jill Crocker, Alinda Fahrenkopf, Jay Howell, William Warren
ONGOING CLASSES THIS TERM
Hits of the Ages
An ongoing group for adults of all ages, beginning a study of the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah.
Room: P-3 (Preschool Wing)
Coordinators: Alan Callicott, Liz Callicott, Bo Hormberg
Psalm 78 Class
An ongoing group open to all and especially for parents with children in the children’s ministry, this class will begin a study of the Letters of John.
Room: LL-115 (downstairs)
Coordinators: Tricia Harris, Chuck Utterback
Cobblestone Bible Study
An ongoing group open to all and especially for GPC’s younger adults, currently studying the Book of Job.
Room: Mellor Library (main floor)
Coordinators: Holly Hensarling, Frances Howell
Paula’s Hearts & Hands
An ongoing group combining Bible Study and church service by knitting prayer blankets, this group is wrapping up a study on the Book of James.
Room: UL-214 (upstairs)
Coordinators: Elaine Cates, Amy Eoff, Mary Rogers
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