Our Adult Christian Education program offers a variety of Scripture-based programs that encourage group study, fellowship, and mission involvement. Some classes are held on Sunday mornings during the Church School hour; and others meet during the week or in the evenings.
In-person classes are currently suspended as we do our part to help keep our members and our community safe, but many classes are meeting via video-conference. Please contact Marietta Wynands, Director of Christian Education, to get connected.
Westminster also offers Aperture: Third Wednesdays one evening a month. Aperture brings speakers and seekers, authors and professors, formers, and reformers to help us focus more on God’s truth all around us. All are welcome!
Class offerings change from time to time as new interests develop within our congregation. Members and guests are invited to join any class at any time. We’re always happy to add new voices to the conversation!
Sunday Morning Church School for Adults
Bible Roundtable is called “the Roundtable” because the leader is more of a moderator than a lecturer. This class focuses on a specific book of the Bible and reads it verse by verse, going around the table, stopping at logical points for discussion. You need not be steeped in the Bible to see how these passages relate to what is happening in our lives and the community. Join Bible Roundtable on any Sunday! Don’t worry if you are coming in the middle of a study, or if you can attend only on occasion. The Bible Roundtable began a study of Matthew on October 25, 2020.
The Present Word is designed to meet the needs of regular participants, occasional attendees, and visitors. The class is based on The Present Word curriculum, which follows the Lectionary with well-written, biblically-based lessons. Pertinent background information is shared before the discussion. Volunteer Bible scholars lead each class, and the classes meet throughout the calendar year either in person or virtually if necessary.
Sojourners is focused on how to live one’s Christian beliefs in the challenges of contemporary society. Leadership of the class is voluntary and rotates each Sunday. Sojourners is committed to providing a space where all opinions are welcome, where class participants can listen to those who may have differing views, and come away having grown in their love for one another and others in our world. Sojourners began reading The Justice Project on November 8, 2020. Edited by Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting, the book presents a collection of brief essays from authors around the globe which “invite readers to deepen their understanding of the pressures our world faces and take up the challenge of alleviating them. Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. This resource will help them do just that.”
Short-Term Electives for adults are developed to meet the ever-changing needs of our congregation. Adults, married and single, with or without children, parents of elementary-aged children and youth, empty-nesters, and retired folks will all find relevant studies and discussions designed for forming faith in real life. Our short-term electives are offered on Sunday mornings during the Church School hour.
Bible & Book Studies for Adults
Bible and book studies are open to members and guests alike. You’re invited to attend any of these at any time; there’s no problem with joining a study mid-topic. We love it when new voices join the conversation.
Monday Morning Study Group: Start your week with discussions and examination of God’s Word, Mondays, 9:30-11:30am
Doorways: A women’s prayer and Bible study group that meets Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:00am
Men’s Book Study: This group meets on the first and third Thursdays at 12:00 noon
Seekers: A women’s fellowship Bible study group that meets the second Monday evening of each month at 7:15pm