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 Jacob Bolton, Associate Pastor, or Rebekah Motley, Director of Adult Formation.

The Journey Home

Christian Formation 2022-2023

Our pandemic separation from one another finds us in our current state of exile – and causes us to begin again by creating something new. The Journey Home is not merely a return to something familiar and how it all “once was” - it will allow us to familiarize ourselves again with the beloved community, the marking of sacred time, and the joy of serving the world in God’s name. The Journey Home reminds us that God is still speaking to us, and it is our call to delight in it.

Join us every Sunday at 9:45 AM, starting September 18, in-person in the Haverkamp Room or online via Zoom.

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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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Upcoming Events

Adult Christian Formation regularly hosts speakers, gathers for plays or musicals at local theaters, and more! To see what's coming up, click below.

Upcoming Events

Rebekah Givens' Journey to Chaplaincy

Westminster member Rebekah Givens is answering a call to Christian ministry in chaplaincy, beginning studies at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria Fall 2021. At its February 24 meeting, the WPC Session recommended her for "inquirer" status to National Capital Presbytery, thus supporting her journey in an official way, and named Frank Purcell to serve as liaison to Givens.

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Adult Formation Recordings

Recordings of some Sunday morning classes are available on our Adult Formation YouTube playlist. Click below to watch:

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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.