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Adult Education Opportunities

There’s something for everyone interested in spiritual growth!

We offer a variety of opportunities for adults to grow in faith through challenging and thought-provoking classes. Some classes are offered on Sundays, and some during the week. We try to offer a diverse programming to accommodate the varied spiritual needs of our parishioners including a contemplative prayer group, a Bible study, and topical courses. 


Advent Study: Because of Bethlehem

December 2, 9, 16, 23

Sundays @ 9:00 am, beginning December 2

Join Rev. Dr. Scott Moncrieff in this 4-week video series called “Because of Bethlehem” by Max Lucado. Check out the description:

Max Lucado loves Christmas. Let the sleigh bells ring. Let the carolers sing. The more Santas the merrier. The more trees the better.

He loves it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me?

And the answers he’s found give us all hope. God knows what it’s like to be a human. When we talk to him about deadlines or long lines or tough times, he understands. He’s been there. He’s been here. Because of Bethlehem, we have a friend in heaven. 

And Christmas begins what Easter celebrates. The child in the cradle became the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a Savior in heaven.

These are the heart shaping promises of Christmas. Long after the guests have left and the carolers have gone home and the lights have come down, these promises endure.

Let’s turn on the lamp, curl up in a comfortable spot, and look into the odd, wonderful story of Bethlehem. Max has found a lifetime of hope. We will too.


Man’s Search for God

Mondays @ 7:00 pm

Man’s Search for God seeks to explore the scientific evidence for the existence of God and answer the important questions that arise by implication… join us as we consider the latest scientific evidence in cosmology, biology, and archeology. The series presents objective information designed to stimulate your curiosity and support new spiritual insights, as well as further your personal growth. The material is highly engaging, informative, non-argumentative, intellectually stimulating and spiritually fulfilling.

This fascinating program is being presented in a series of videos in our comfortable high definition theater. Joe Creegan, Education Director, and Rick Frye our Facility Manager will host the sessions. The sessions are 1 .5 hours long, but we always make time at the end for lively discussion. There is no charge. Everyone is invited. Reservations are helpful to provide adequate seating and plan for food and beverage. Call the church at 727-446-0430 or sign up here.

 
 

Thursday Morning Bible Fellowship

Thursdays @ 10:30 am

This Bible study has been meeting for over thirty years, and is always welcoming new people! Rich discussion about the Bible is the hallmark of this gathering. Once a month we enjoy lunch together and celebrate each others’ birthdays. There’s always more to learn about the Bible, so come discover more about Jesus - who He is - and why He came. Sign up here.

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Lunch & Learn The Old Testament

 

Wednesdays @ 11am

Greg Grice will facilitate this Great Courses, college-level class by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. This is a 24-week academic deep-dive. Not for the faint of heart! Sign up here.

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