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Christian Formation for Adults

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 Formation classes and events. For more information, contact Scott Planting, Director of Adult Formation.

Trailblazers: Christian Formation 2023-2024

Trailblazers

In the two years since our pandemic exile, time, careers, our faith, our community has been changed, and because of this, the Spirit calls us to do a new thing. The time has come for us to be “Trailblazers.” We will honor those that blazed their trails before us, while dedicating ourselves to follow Jesus down new paths and discovering fresh experiences of faith blazing the trail together.

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Climbing Trees Podcast

New Podcast! Climbing Trees

Climbing Trees is a new podcast, hosted by Rev. Jacob Bolton, where we explore the brilliant minds that have inspired brilliant minds. Each episode will be full of imaginative thinkers, theologians, scholars and leaders -- and while we will learn a little about each guest, we will also explore the amazing folks that have inspired them.

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Old and New Testament Classes

Every year from September-April, Larry Hayward leads these classes on the Old and New Testament. In each class, you will read the respective 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 and what it means to view the Bible historically, as literature, and as sacred scripture. 

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Faith & Race Initiative

The WPC Faith and Race Initiative is a new group that will explore the connections between faith and race in the church and in our community. The group hopes to offer events (like tours, discussions, and book reads) about once a month.

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Upcoming Events

Adult Christian Formation regularly hosts speakers, gathers for plays or musicals at local theaters, and more!

Upcoming Events

Adult Formation Recordings

Recordings of some Sunday morning classes are available on our Adult Formation YouTube playlist:

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Adult Formation Audio

Recordings of past Sunday morning classes (prior to 2020). Click below to listen:

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Join the Adult Formation Team!

It takes a vital community to plan our Adult Formation classes and programs. The Adult Formation team 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! Contact Jacob Bolton 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.

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Remembering Congressman John Lewis

2017 Dessert and Dialogue

February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020

We join the world in mourning the passing of Congressman John Lewis. In 2017, we were honored to have Congressman Lewis join us for our Dessert & Dialogue event, in conversation with WPC affiliate member Congressman Fred Upton and moderated by political analyst Charles E. Cook. Listen to the audio recording of the event by clicking on the play button below.