Adult Education

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.

Current Class Offerings

“Every Living Creature: God’s Design for Animals”

The class will begin on Wednesday, February 23, at 12:00 noon by Zoom. This class, taught by Doug DeCelle, retired minister, and Hal Serrie, anthropologist, will present the biblical evidence that God’s intention is to preserve all living things, bringing them to perfection and a joyous, harmonious existence. We will consider the nature and destiny of the whole created world.

For details about this unique class, visit Doug DeCelle’s website:


Look To the Cross: A Lenten Study  

Lent is a time to focus on the cross as a central symbol of Christianity. Ever since early Christians began to reflect on the death of Jesus Christ, they knew the three hours when Jesus hung on a Roman cross were decisively important to their eternal salvation and their relationship with God. They found the cross had the power to change lives forever, through the forgiveness of sins and the new life that comes through the power of God. Biblical and theological perspectives will be explored to understand why and how Jesus’ death is so crucial to our faith. This class will be led by Elaine Barnett via ZOOM and held Tuesdays at 11:30am beginning March 8. Sign-up by emailing Elaine at ewbarnet@me.com. Lesson titles are:

March 8:  The Crux of the Matter

March 15:  The Cross as Necessary?

March 22:  Accessing the Presence of God

March 29:  Picturing the Atonement

April 5:  The Cross in the Tradition of the Reformers

April 12:  The Invitation to Live into the Way of the Cross.