Adult Education

Ministry for Adults: Growing as Disciples

The primary purpose of adult ministry at FBC is to help adults grow as disciples of Jesus. We are a wonderful mix of believers, seekers, and skeptics. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, there is a place for you. We believe that God is at work in all of us and that we are each evolving in our understanding and experience of the Creator. In response, we offer a wide variety of classes on Sunday mornings, and small groups at various times throughout the week. New groups are continually forming, so watch this website or contact the office manager for the latest opportunities.

STUDY GROUPS

Our Wednesday Lenten Book Study gatherings happen via Zoom. Find a comfy spot to settle in, and click on the link below at 7 pm to join the online discussion room – we’ll be able to see one another, talk, and pray together, while respecting the social distancing guidelines.

Join Zoom Meeting – https://zoom.us/j/132811572

Friday Bible Study also happens via Zoom. Just click on the link below Friday at noon to join in this conversation with friends about Scripture, its history and context, its promises and challenges, and its connection to our lives…

Join Zoom Meeting – https://zoom.us/j/208012932

Fall, Winter, and Spring Sunday Classes

Faith and Java, Sundays at 8:45am Faith and Java focuses on practices and principles of achieving a first-hand experience of God in order to share that love and compassion with others. The group describes themselves as, “A great place for conversation, support, and fresh brewed coffee.” If you’d like to connect with Faith and Java, please contact Barbara Burr (barbaracoleburr@gmail.com) for more information.

Chapel Class, Sundays at 11am The Chapel Class gathers weekly to share in both personal and intellectual conversation. The books they choose to center their discussions around alternate between Bible Study, spiritual memoir, and theological reflection. Class leadership rotates and participants of all ages and experiences are invited to join in. They are currently meeting via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting – https://linfieldcollege.zoom.us/j/863428450

 

These classes are on hiatus until further notice.

Berean Class taught by Dr. Bill Millar (professor of religious studies at Linfield College).This class has an academic bent and is for those who desire to explore traditional and non-traditional perspectives on the Bible and faith. Please join us for the conversation.

Rainbow Class Designed to meet the interests of adults with developmental disabilities. Facilitated by Cynthia Parker.

Short term classes offered several times per year. Past offerings include: Amazed by Grace, Sharing faith with our children, Media and influence on the family; conflict resolution in the family, global warming and faith, book club with Eve by William P. Young, God’s Politics by Jim Wallis, Kerygma Bible Studies (in depth studies).

Small Groups are continually emerging on a wide range of topics. The focus of groups is to help people grow spiritually, experience community, and be of service to others.