Adult Education

Fall 2017 Offerings

DISCIPLE is a method for reading and studying both the Old and New Testaments in a way that participants can follow and understand, without becoming overwhelmed. More than 3 million people have become Bible-literate through DISCIPLE’s daily scripture reading approach. DISCIPLE focuses on transformation, not merely biblical information, and its success has been demonstrated for thirty years. 
DISCIPLE I (Fast Track)Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Disciple Fast Track has been developed from the Disciple I traditional curriculum so that class time and course length are shortened for people with busy lives.  Fast Track covers the Old and New Testaments in 24 weeks.
Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, starting September 21
Facilitator: Deb Boyd
Adult Ministry A

DISCIPLE II - Into the Word Into the World - THIS CLASS IS NOW CLOSED

This 32-week study concentrates on four books: Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Recommended that participants have completed Disciple I or Disciple I Fast Track before taking this class.
Thurdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, starting September 21
Facilitator: Patty Wiehler
Room Adam

DISCIPLE IV - Under the Tree of Life
This 34-week study concentrates on the Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, and Jude, and Revelation, with a specific emphasis on the Psalms. Recommended that participants have completed Disciple I or Disciple I Fast Track before taking this class.
Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm, starting September 21
Facilitator: Cheri Miller
Adult Ministry A

The Settlement of the Hebrew Tribes in Canaan   
This 8-week course, authored by Dr. Dave will explore the period from roughly 1250 - 1050 BC, when the Hebrews were establishing themselves in significant parts of the Land of Canaan. It is the time period covered by the Books of Joshua and Judges in the Bible. However, this study will also look at the archaeological record of the same period and will find some differences from the biblical version of events. Indeed, the settlement period is one of the most controversial areas of Israelite history.
Sundays, 9:30 -1 0:30 am, starting September 24
Facilitator: Dr. David Frame
Adult Ministry B

The Tender Warrior: The Life of David
Author:  Dr. David Jeremiah
A comprehensive study of David, known as "a man after God's own heart,” with all his weaknesses, struggles, mistakes, and victories. 
Sundays, 10:55 - 11:55 am, starting September 10
Facilitator: Joe Lisowski
Spiritual Formation

THIS CLASS IS FILLED.  However, another opportunity for Spiritual Formation with Pastor Vicki will be available soon after the first of the year.  If you would like to reserve a place in that next class, please register anyway.

To be formed spiritually means to engage in specific practices and disciplines with one clear goal: to draw nearer to God in Christ and so focus less and less on self. Meeting for 8 weeks.
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30pm, starting September 25
Facilitator: Pastor Vicki Pry
Ladd Board Room

Clash of Kingdoms: Paul Proclaims Jesus as Lord
Author:  Ray Vander Laan
Like the Roman Empire, today's governments or organizations can become centered on power. As Christians, we're called to proclaim God’s name in all the earth, but how do we to do that in the midst of false gospels?
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, starting September 18
Facilitator: Ellen Faller
Adult Ministry A
The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians is the eleventh book in the New Testament. Of all of Paul’s letters to the various churches of his day, there is perhaps none that is more intimately personal, while touching upon a greater variety of practical concerns, than this letter to the Philippians.  Meeting for 5 weeks.
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, starting September 20
Facilitator: Pastor Amy Banka
Upper Youth Room

Women’s Study Group - Mere Christianity
Author:  C. S. Lewis
This classic book explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together, providing an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful argument for the Christian faith.
Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am, starting September 28
Coordinator: Jill Loschiavo
Adult Ministry A
Men of Faith       
Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30 am, ongoing so jump in any time
Facilitator: Allen Puy

Men of the Sabbath
Saturdays, 8:30 - 10:00 am, ongoing so jump in any time
Facilitator: Pastor Dan Hepner
Room Adam

Holy Smoke! at Cigar, Cigar in Thorndale
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, ongoing so jump in any time
Facilitator: Kevin Putt

Please contact Deb Boyd, Director of Lay Ministries ( for information.

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