Do you want to grow in your understanding of the foundational and significant elements of your faith? Do you want to challenge yourself and your faith with new questions and new thinking? Come with us as we explore biblical study, spiritual formation, current events, and health and wholeness in our Adult Education classes.
For more information, contact Amey Upton, Director of Adult Education.
Towards Fuller Faith and Service
Sunday Morning Adult Formation 2017-2018
Beginning in September, this year’s theme for Sunday mornings will challenge us to praise God more fully and serve our neighbors more vibrantly. An exciting and talented lineup of top-notch teachers is planned for this series, including missionaries, healthcare professionals, marriage counselors, and professors.
Recordings of our Towards Fuller Faith and Service series will available on the WPC adult ed podcast! Click below to listen or listen to classes from last year’s series, Navigating the Seas of Change.
Give feedback on our classes! Fill out the form below to let us know what you think. Return the form to Amey Upton.
Congregational Book Read 2018
The Mind of God: Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the Soul
Join the congregation to read or listen (it’s a 5-hour audio book!) to this inspiring, insightful and provocative book. Through an exploration of our brains, Dr. Lombard leads you through his discovery of the nature of faith, belief, and hope—and, ultimately, calls us to examine the evidence that points to purpose beyond our biological world.
Thursday Morning Study Group Spring 2018
February 8-March 29, 2018
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 AM in Haverkamp Room
We will begin by using The Great Courses DVD series to explore how to deal with evil and conflicts while living a Christian life. Then, Patrick Hunnicutt will lead 3 sessions on friendship in Scripture and faith. We will close with a discussion of maintaining spiritual health during a health crisis. The Study Group is open to anyone who is interested and able to attend. There is no cost for the class. Contact Art Sauer with questions.
Reading and Learning the Bible
New Testament Class | September 2017-April 2018
Every year, Pastor Larry Hayward leads an in-depth course focused on reading the Bible, alternating between the Old and New Testaments. In the class, you will read the entire Testament, learning the basic content of the book and exploring the text in detail. Together with the class, you’ll reflect on how those texts and the Bible as a whole impact our faith and life. Learn what it means to say the Bible has “authority,” is “inspired,” is the “word of God,” and is the “unique and authoritative witness to Christ.”
Third Annual Dessert & Dialogue: Faith and Public Service
A Conversation with Representative John Lewis & Representative Fred Upton, Moderated by Charlie Cook.
How have these two public servants tried to understand the views and values of people who don’t share their party affiliation? How has their faith informed their public service? How has their work been driven by their belief in something greater than themselves? Recorded Fall 2017.
Join the Adult Education Planning Team!
It takes a vital community to plan our Adult Education classes and programs. The WPC Adult Education Subcommittee explores many options and together we choose topics, formats, and programs that challenge us to question and explore our faith and to grow in the love of Christ. Many hands are required to continue our high quality adult education. I invite you to join us in planning and brainstorming! Call or email Amey Upton to see how you might be able to help.
Reformed Institute Programs
The Reformed Institute was created in 2003 to address a growing need among Presbyterian churches in the Washington DC area to celebrate, support and enhance understanding of the Reformed (Presbyterian) heritage. AS a member church, Westminster and our members often participate in Reformed Institute programs and events. For more information, please visit reformedinstitute.org or contact Mary Hill, Program Coordinator for the Reformed Institute, at [email protected].
Reformed Institute Conference
“After All These Years: Reformed Perspectives on the Reformations 16th Century”
November 17–18, 2017 at National Presbyterian Church
Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with this two-day conference featuring Dr. Bruce Gordon, Yale University, and Dr. Brad Gregory, University of Notre Dame, presenting “After All These Years: Roman Catholic & Reformed Perspectives on the Reformations 16th Century.” Dinner included; advanced registration required.