Adult Education

IMG_0374The life of faith is an all-encompassing life. Our call is to love God with our whole beings.  This means we don’t love God with just our heart or just our strength. We love God with ALL of ourselves… including our minds. Westminster Presbyterian Church strives to offer our congregation the opportunity to study, learn and share in a collaborative, nurturing environment through an array of continuing adult education classes.  One-hour educational opportunities are available @ 9:50 a.m., Fall through Spring.  Special Sunday evening seminars and other classes are also offered periodically.  Read about upcoming opportunities below!

Adult education opportunities are available to all, kicking off August 26, 2018.
All classes commence at 9:50 a.m.

Fellowship Hall Class
Aug. 26-Sept. 23
Faith and Public Life:  Approaching the intersection of the “Good News” and the “Common Good” — What are the guiding questions and concerns as we seek to live out a God-sized vision of love in a world where grand religious ideas often collide with messy human reality? What is the role of your pastor? What does it mean to be a good citizen? Should the church be “political”? What does God’s Word have to teach us about what it means to be human and who we are to one another? We are called to love God’s world – does that mean ALL of it and EVERYONE? Join us for this five-week series!

Reconnections – Room Ten
Beginning Aug. 26
Come be fed and fed by one another! This multigenerational class encourages conversation and reflection on topics that explore the deeply important work of living faith together in all our families.  Beginning Aug. 26, we will examine Unafraid:  Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times, by Adam Hamilton.  Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insights, Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging.  Then he helps readers understand and counter fears related to such outside perils as terrorism, death and the apocalypse. Writing with generosity and intelligence, Hamilton shows how believer and unbeliever alike can develop sustaining spiritual practices and embrace Jesus’ recurring counsel: “Do not be afraid.”  Our class format will start with a brief check in, followed by short videos (Ted Talks, Q Commons and others) that highlight the themes in the book. Class members are invited to purchase the book and read two chapters a week. Invite a friend and join us beginning August 26!

Bible Study – Room Nine
Beginning Aug. 26
The bible study class is an informal gathering where we share personal experiences that help us understand the scripture and our life in Christ.  There is great freedom in our group. Nothing is “out of bounds” and none of us are trained Bible scholars. Everyone’s contribution is appreciated, though there is also freedom to sit and just listen to others and not say anything.  All are welcome! This fall, we will examine the lectionary text from each worship service.