Adult Sunday Education

Central Presbyterian Church strives to nurture and develop disciples of all ages.

For adults, we offer educational opportunities on Sundays during the education hour (9:00–10:00 a.m.), on Wednesdays during our LOGOS program and regularly on Wednesday mornings. During the Sunday 9:00 a.m. education hour we strive to offer opportunities to learn and grow in faith, experience religion from a different faith perspective and discover ways to promote social justice. We also offer programming specific to parents as they journey through raising their children in a complicated and confused world. We also have special book studies usually during Advent, Lent and the summer .

Sunday adult series on After the Reformation

What happened after the 95 Theses were nailed to church wall by Martin Luther? Who took reformation theology to the next level? How was the Presbyterian Church born out of the Reformation? And what exactly do Presbyterians believe? All of these questions will be answered during the November adult education classes. Using video and discussion we will discover how the PC(USA) has become what it is today.

  • Nov. 5 – John Knox and the Scottish Covenanters/A brief history of the PC(USA)
  • Nov. 12 – What do Presbyterians Believe?, Part 1
  • Nov. 19 – What do Presbyterians Believe?, Part 2

Classes will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. in Room 201 (second floor of the education wing) and will be led by Christian Education Director Greg Halterman.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel: Reflections on Four Seasonal Hymns

Beginning December 3, at 9:00 a.m., in Room 201, this three-session study takes a look at the meaning of four popular Advent and Christmas hymns. Featured hymns include Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus; Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; and In the Bleak Midwinter. Participants will be encouraged to discuss the importance of the hymns, explore the meaning of the featured text, and learn more about the hymn writers. Class schedule:

  • Dec. 3 – Come Though Long Expected Jesus
  • Dec. 10 – Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
  • Dec. 17  – O Come, O Come Emmanuel and In the Bleak Midwinter

Sunday Book Study for Women

Are you ready to walk away from the frantic pushing and proving and walk toward your essential self? If so, the upcoming book study of Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist, will help you live a life of meaning and connection instead of pushing for perfection. In this book, Niequist offers an honest account of what led her to begin her journey and discover a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer and connection with the people that matter most.

This study will take place in the Fireside Room on Central’s upper floor in the Education Wing at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings, October 29, November 5, 12 & 19 and will be led by Shaunna Maxwell, elder of Central’s Christian Education committee.

Books are available from Amazon or downloadable to your Kindle.

Questions? Contact Greg Halterman at 515-279-3658, for more information.