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.

WINTER SESSION I

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

Beginning on Sunday, January 12 the Bible study section of First Presbyterian Church’s adult education program will focus on what Christian faith says about the climate crisis.  Led by Doug DeCelle, the class will be discussion-intense and will explore ways the Bible sheds light and hope on what for many people, especially children, is a terrifying subject.  Smart phones and Bibles are welcome and will be useful.  A full class description and resource list can be found here.

Good serious fiction serves as both a mirror and a window upon human experience. In this course, you will read one short story each week from such authors as Poe, Hawthorne, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Baldwin, along with some of the great Europeans, such as Tolstoy, Camus, Balzac, and some recent writers published in journals such as The New Yorker. Our goal is to participate in the ongoing dialogue on our common humanity.  Taught by Dr. John Parks.

WINTER SESSION II

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

Class continues to focus on what Christian faith says about the climate crisis.  Led by Doug DeCelle, the class will be discussion-intense and will explore ways the Bible sheds light and hope on what for many people, especially children, is a terrifying subject.  Smart phones and Bibles are welcome and will be useful.  A full class description and resource list can be found here.

TBA

Ongoing opportunities for Adults:

Group meets for Bible study and reflection on Wednesdays at 12 noon.  All are welcome.

Jean Luker leads a Bible Study using the 2019-2020 PW/Horizons Bible Study - Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments (or Words) are God's loving instructions to God's people for living an abundant and healthy life - as individuals, in community, and as a part of God's creation. "The Ten Words are an invitation into a passionate life with God and with each other.... They provide boundaries within which we can live in freedom and peace" (Love Carved in Stone, Introduction). Women of all ages are welcome.