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!


All Sunday morning classes start @ 9:50 a.m.


Fellowship Hall
This class, which meets in the Fellowship Hall, offers a variety of topics from Bible study and theological questions to current issues and conversation with our mission partners.

Join us April 8, 15 & 22
A House United:  How the Church Can Save the World, with Rev. Allen R. Hilton, Ph.D.
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April 22
Mission 4.0 (last class in the series!)
We live in a world that can’t seem to recover from its political strife. What if the church became the solution?! When Jesus gives his disciples “a new commandment” to “love one another as I have loved you,” (John 13.34-35) and when he prays “that they all may be one” (John 17.20-23) he names the reason: so that “all people may know that you are my disciples” and “the world may know that…you love them just as you’ve loved me.” Christian unity is built to change the world. In this session, we’ll see that once the church has put on our oxygen mask, it’s time to start handing them around.


Check out a few videos feat. the dynamic Rev. Hilton!  Also, Allen’s book is for sale ($15) on Sunday in the Fellowship Hall

Allen Hilton at First-Plymouth Church in Lincoln
2015 sermon from Rev. Hilton in MN (sermon begins around the 5-minute mark)

 

Coming up on April 29 in Fellowship Hall
All ages are invited to gather with the youth for a hands-on service-oriented Sunday school class. Join us as we focus on Austin Empty Bowl Project. Come learn about how local artists with members of our community come together to fight hunger and how we too can join the fight. Then we will put that love into action by creating ceramic bowls for the project led by our own artist, Sadie Pass.  Can’t attend this month? Join us for our September class when we will glaze and decorate our bowls for the Austin Empty Bowl Project’s annual fundraiser. Also, check out the project’s website for additional ways to get involved.


Reconnections – Room Ten
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.

What can and should you believe in?  Using J. Philip Wogaman’s recently published book What Matters: Words of Wisdom, Life and Love as a springboard for discussion each week, we will commit to our class goal of “being fed and fed by one another. “

Join us as we tackle tough questions about today’s world, explore the growing disillusionment of the young, and discover and understand what’s truly worth believing in and how our decisions and actions build a life that matters.

Be sure to check the WPC website and Facebook page each week for supplemental videos or other resources that will inform our study.  Books will be available to purchase in the office  and during class.

April 22
We will examine Chapter 2 – Character Matters.
Click here for more information on each week’s topic of study.


Bible Study – Room Nine
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.  We welcome all who are interested in our experience together.

April 22
The Bible Study class will examine the lectionary text.