Classes are held at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings.

Do you want to grow in your understanding of the foundational and significant elements of your faith? Do you want to challenge yourself and your faith with new questions and new thinking? 

Our Academy of Christian Discipleship offers short-term courses with quality offerings taught by a rotating selection of excellent faculty. Come with us as we explore biblical study, spiritual formation, current events, and health and wholeness.  Classes for children and youth run concurrently at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. 

Consider these three offerings for our Academy's Lenten Session - 

This course will focus on the origin and development of the faith and practice inspired by St. Francis of Assisi and others, especially as these spiritual themes and perspectives are interpreted for today by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan friar, author and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. 

Our journey includes two partners. We must walk with grief in one hand and grace in the other. Learn about living with loss and how to help others navigate multiple layers of grief throughout a lifetime. Dr, Vic Ford, new parish associate at FPC, will lead a tailored conversation with group participants. Room 223.


New classes begin Sunday, April 8:

In an age when transmission of all information was "published" orally, the Gospel of Mark was written as a sermon script to be enacted to a congregation. Our classes on Mark will treat this first gospel not as an analysis of what really happened, but as a study of how Mark was constructed theologically to affect the first-century listener - and how we might listen to it today. The class is taught by Dr. Maurice Luker and beings Sunday, April 8 and will run through May 13.

Animate is an adult education course that explores central topics of Christianity. Animate brings together leading voices to create an accessible, captivating exploration of big questions of the Christian faith that's designed to spark conversation in faith communities.  We will watch a video lecture from a contemporary theologian and then discuss what implications it has for our life together.  All are welcome - all ages, all stages. Room 225.


Ongoing opportunities for Adults:

Join this ongoing study that meets on Wednesdays at 12 noon in Room 203.  The class is currently walking through the Book of Acts.  Each week the class reads and examines a selection of scripture.  The pastor leading the discussion offers insights and solicits the group's ideas for contemplation.  All are welcome. 

Adults are an important part of our Wednesday Night gatherings.  Come share dinner and fellowship with your church family.  $7 for a meal. Please call the church office to RSVP.