Adult Education Classes

The adult Christian Education program offers a variety of classes designed to help you know God, understand the role of the church in the world, train as a disciple and feel yourself grow through fellowship and spiritual enrichment! (Please also check out our Small Groups for further Christian formation opportunities.)

DURING THE WEEK

Monday Morning Group [Mondays | 10 – 11:30 am | Library]

Monday Morning Bible Study has been meeting on Monday mornings since 1975, to study the Bible and share joys and concerns through prayers. For the past several years the group has been using the yearly Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions by Upper Room Books, which fosters reading of the scripture, prayer, devotion, and spiritual growth on a daily basis.

Men’s Bible Study  [Tuesdays | 7:45 pm | Library]  September – June

Men of the church meet weekly to study the Bible and faith related issues or topics using study guides and assigned readings. The group is currently studying the 12 disciples of Jesus. Members share facilitating the discussions, with opening and closing prayers. This is an enabling group for fellowship and sharing.

Sunday Morning Adult Education Classes

Newcomers are always welcome to join Sunday morning classes as their schedule permits. Classes are held at the church at 8:45 a.m. and precede the 10 a.m. worship service so that attenders can benefit from both experiences. Currently the following Sunday morning classes are offered:

The Open Door [Sundays |  8:45 am – Fellowship Hall]

Adult Education - The Heart of our Faith

 
For many years, the Heart of Faith class faithfully served as a discipleship ministry of Princeton UMC. As we head into the fall, we are transitioning this Sunday School option to The Open Door, a new offering with a new focus.
The Christian mystic Thomas Merton said that to understand who Godis, we first must discover who we are. It’s a bold claim. Who are you,and what gifts do you have? How do these shape your understanding of what it means to be a Christian in everyday life?
To better understand ourselves, and the God who has created us, we will spend the fall looking at The Enneagram, a tool that Christians across America are finding new life through. Using the book The Road Back to You (and podcast of the same name), we seek to find out more about our strengths and pitfalls, the God who created us, and what it means to be a Christian in our communities.

 

Contemporary Issues Class [Sundays | 8:45 am – Library]

Contemporary Issues Class

 
The subjects addressed will be chosen by those who choose to attend, with a focus on issues which individuals, families, groups, and countries face in the world today. The group has lively discussions and everyone is welcome to join in.

Philippians [Sundays, 11:30 am |  Church Library] September 23 – December 2

Using a study guide by N.T. Wright, this class blends a bible-baseddiscussion with real life situations, using Paul’s letter to the church inPhilippi as a jumping board to discovering what Christian community looks like for us, today.