Sunday morning adult classes run during the school year for early risers from 9:00 – 9:45AM. The same course will be offered again after worship at 11:15-12 for those who need a few extra winks.
Offered each Sunday September through June.
2019-2020 Curriculum Calendar
During the 2019-2020 education and formation year, we hope to provide introductory and in-depth lessons in an innovative and interesting
September 1, 8, 22: “The Strange Book of Books” The problem with the Bible is that we think we already know what it says. But do we, really? Do we really understand that the Bible has its origins in a collection of stories that were told out loud? Do we really understand how the Bible compares to to other stories in other cultures? Do we really understand the deeply political agenda of many of the Bible’s texts? Join host Aric Clark as he introduces us, again, to the Bible.
September 15: We welcome The Rev. Moon-Sook Lee, a Presbyterian peacemaker. She will tell us about her experiences working in South Korea and how the church is doing its part to ease tensions with the North.
September 22: Biblical Interpretation: 101 Being called to teach and preach the Bible can feel daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Dr. Jacob Myers offers us a set of easy to grasp models and strategies to make our teaching and preaching ministries faithful, full, and dynamic.
October 6, 13, 20, and 27: The Foundations of Presbyterian Discipleship. To be Presbyterian is to join a way of life informed by a particular rhythm: God calls us in grace and love; we respond in gratitude. This video series will introduce this basic rhythm of life all Presbyterians are asked to be a part of.
November 3, 10, 17, and 24: Listening For God No matter our ability, we are all attracted to music in some way. Have you ever considered that music helps us to hear the voice of God? Through this course, we will be listening to music from various cultures, in various styles (even pop music), to listen for what God may be trying to tell us through each voice.
December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29: An Introduction to the New Testament Who was Jesus? What did his crucifixion mean? When is he coming back? What is the Church? Dr. Margaret Aymer introduces us to an exciting collection of stories, sermons, and letters that answer all these questions and more in five lessons: 1. What is the New Testament? 2. The Five Narratives; 3. The Apostle Paul & his Followers; 4. Letters & Sermons; 5. The Revelation to John
January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2: An Introduction to Reformed Theology At its most basic, theology is “talk about about God.” But the ways Christians have and do talk about God can vary widely. Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell helps us learn the way Presbyterians and other Reformed Christians approach it in five lessons: 1. What is Theology? 2. Eschatology & Grace, God & Creation, Humanity; 3. Sin & Christology; 4.The Trinity; 5.Salvation & the Christian Life
February 9, 16, and 23: Experiencing Faith-The Smells of God More information coming soon.
March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; April 5, 12, 19, and 26: An Introduction to the Old Testament This study approaches the Hebrew Scriptures by inviting participants to hear the story of God and God’s calling of the people of Israel through the many “voices” of the biblical text. Narrative, poem, history, and prophetic utterance all have their own distinctive characteristics and purpose, arising out of a particular historical, social, and cultural setting. To understand fully the story of God’s covenantal relationship with Israel calls for listening to these various ways the story is told throughout the Old Testament. Come join this 8-week study focusing on: 1. The Making of the Hebrew Bible; 2. The Creation Story of Israel; 3. Out of Bondage; 4. Promise and Problem in the Land; 5. Israel Has a King; 6. Division and the Rise of Prophecy; 7. Exile and Response; 8. Restoration and Renewal.
May 3, 10, 17, and 24: Who or What Are Presbyterians? Have you ever wondered what it actually means to be Presbyterian or what we believe? Why does worship work like that? Don’t we all believe the same things? What do sacraments mean? Come and explore the final four weeks of Education and Formation for the year as we look at: 1. What is the church? 2. A Brief Statement of Faith; 3. Dynamics of Worship; 4. Sacraments in Worship.
Come and join us any week at 9 or 11:15 to learn, grow, and explore your faith. While we’re Presbyterians, we’re Christians first and welcome all who desire to grow in the image of Christ.