Adult Discipleship

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Our faith formation is a life time journey.

At FPC, our goal is to equip all students — children, youth and adults — to go out into the world to make and mold disciples for Jesus Christ. Join the journey, making friends along the way, discovering new truths about God and yourself, and growing in discipleship!

All classes are open and you are invited to join any time.

 

For information about our Christian Education Ministries, please contact Rev. Christa Brewer.

LECTURE SERIES

DIFFERENT VOICES LECTURE SERIES

January 12-14, 2020 | Rev. Dr. Jill Duffield, speaker

Sunday, January 12  |  8:30 AM and 11:00 AM (Rev. Duffield delivering message)
Sunday School Hour  |  10:00 AM – 10:55 AM (Joint Sunday School)
Monday & Tuesday, January 13 & 14  |  Two lectures both days, 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Lunch is available for $10. Please reserve your spot by Monday, January 6th by calling 843-448-4496.

Jill Duffield currently serves as the editor and publisher of The Presbyterian Outlook, an independent publication on the PC(USA). She earned a BA in history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  She graduated with her Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary and was ordained as a teaching elder in 1998. In May 2013 Jill earned her Doctor of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Prior to becoming editor of the Outlook, she served in pastoral ministry in large and small congregations. She is a contributor to the new commentary series from John Knox Press, Connections. Her book, Lent in Plain Sight: A Devotional through Ten Objects will be published by WJK Press in December, 2019. In addition, her weekly lectionary reflections will be published by CSS Publishers. Lectionary Reflections for Preachers and Teachers, Year A, will be available in November of this year. She was the 2015 and 2018 recipient of the Associated Church Press James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage.  Jill is frequently asked to preach and has had the privilege of preaching at the Montreat Conference Center and lecturing at the Festival of Homiletics. She serves on the board of Austin Presbyterian Seminary and is an active participant in the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. Jill is married to Grant and they have three children, Joseph, Jessie and Marissa.

SMALL GROUP STUDIES

First Presbyterian’s Adult Education Ministries strives to provide a broad menu of educational offerings. We hope that you will find an area of study that challenges you to grow in the knowledge and love of God. Offerings include Bible studies, church history, prayer, doctrines of the faith, book discussions, and guest lecture series. To register, please call the church office 843.448.4496.

MONDAY MORNING SCHOLARS

This small group meets regular during the year to study a variety of books. Series generally run 4 – 8 weeks.

The first lecture will include a discussion of why Christians place such emphasis on the Bible in the first place. The second session discusses some perspectives or assumptions we bring to the study of the Bible, and the final session considers some of the principles or guidelines for interpretation from within the Presbyterian tradition.

DATE(S): Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14

TIME: 10:00 AM

LOCATION: Library

FACILITATOR: Rev. Dr. Charles Elliott

SISTERS’ BIBLE STUDY

A group of on-the-go women, sisters, wives, mothers, daughters, and friends looking to grow in their spiritual journey together. They understand busy schedules, yet find sisterhood in our commitment to one another and our studies. Study book available for purchase at the Grissom campus office one week prior to start date.

DATE(S): Tuesdays, September – May

TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

LOCATION: Room A104

COST: Book purchase

FACILITATOR: Audrey Bruner

LOOSELY LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY

Each week one of our ministers will lead this weekly study.

DATE(S): Wednesdays

TIME: Noon

LOCATION: Room A204, Grissom Campus

FACILITATOR: The Rev. Dr. John C. Brearley

Church History in Plain Language

A year-long study for all adults on the book Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley.

DATE(S): Thursdays

TIME: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

LOCATION: GT 202

FACILITATOR: John Byer

Searching for Answers

We study Christian books and the Scriptures that support them. We are studying Mere Christianity by CS Lewis.

DATE(S): Thursdays

TIME: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

LOCATION: Conference Room

COST: Book purchase

FACILITATOR: Audrey Bruner

Old Testament 201: Genesis

A group for all adults studying various Old Testament books at a ‘201’ level. We are studying Samuel this fall.

DATE(S): Thursdays

TIME: 4:30 – 5:30 PM

LOCATION: Room A204

FACILITATOR: Christa Brewer

Thursday Morning Scholars

Tom McCullough will be discussing Jesus, the Essenes  and the Dead Sea Scrolls in this 5-6 week study.

DATE(S): Thursdays; Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31 – Nov. 14

TIME: 10:00 – 11:30 AM

LOCATION: Room A204

FACILITATOR: Tom McCullough

Young Men’s Bible Study

This hour offers young men an opportunity to consider various biblical texts as they relate to current society and to share insights on daily life and application.

DATE(S): 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month

TIME: 7:00 PM

LOCATION: Location Varies, contact Nathan See

FACILITATOR: Rev. Nathan See

South Strand Women’s Bible Study

A DVD study hosted by John Ortberg of Menlo Presbterian Church with a variety of well known Christian contributors such as Eugene Peterson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Philip Yancy followed by discussion and fellowship with muffins, coffee and tea.

DATE(S): Second Wednesday of the month

TIME: 9:30 – 11:30 AM

LOCATION: Home of Chris Sellen

FACILITATOR: Chris Sellen & Terry Ashworth

READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: CLICK HERE for Monthly Scripture Readings.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES

We offer many study and fellowship opportunities for adults. Whether you are a member, visitor, or friend, we hope you’ll join us and take part in the programs, events, worship services, studies, or mission projects offered at FPC.

CLASS

Cornerstone

LOCATION

Room A205

FACILITATOR

Marsha Lawson

Rod & Karen Madert

PROFILE

A diverse group of singles and couples, ages 40 and up that engage
in Christian book studies and lively conversation.

Explorers

Room A204

Harry & Ann Campbell

A community of faith engaged in lively conversation about 21st century Christianity. We welcome diverse opinions while providing a “safe place” where questions can be raised without judgmental responses.

Young Adults and Parents

Room A206

Mary Daniel & Rev. Nathan See

“I should really read my Bible more…” Ever find yourself saying this? Come and explore the incredibly complex and beautiful text that is the source of our Christian faith!

Theophilus

Room A104

Wayne Gray

In-depth Bible discussions and wonderful fellowship.

Church History in Plain Language

Room A207

John Byer

A year long for all adults, led by John Byer on Church History in Plain Language by Bruce L. Shelley. Class will begin Sunday, September 9. See announcement, page 15 for information on ordering book.

BOOK CLUB

Check back for more dates.

ENRICHMENT & EVENTS

FPC Adult Ministries offers a wide variety of Fellowship & Study Opportunities & Events, some old favorites and a few new ones for you to:

  • Learn something new
  • Meet new friends
  • Share in fellowship with the FPC family
  • Expand your knowledge

To register please call the church office, 843.448.4496. For additional information on our enrichment programs, please contact Betty Singleton, Director of Special Educational Offerings.