Adult Sunday School
One of the important times for encouraging gospel transformation in our church family is during the Sunday School hour before our corporate worship on Sundays. Our adult classes run through several different courses each year, taught by our pastor Andrew as well as other members of the church.
The classes meet Sundays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am with the exception of the summer months. Come join us - you won't regret it!
Adult Sunday School Classes
We currently have three adult classes during the Sunday School hour:
1) Learn Spanish! A number of people in the congregation have expressed a desire to know enough Spanish to be able to communicate with our many Hispanic neighbors here in southern Chester County, and particularly the Hispanic families we serve through Family Promise. This might seem like an unusual theme for a Sunday School class, however it shouldn’t be – this is a very practical way to become better at applying Matthew 22:39 – love your neighbor as yourself. We’re delighted that Sonia Muckley and Blanca Salinas have agreed to facilitate this class to help us learn Spanish together. This will be a beginner level class.
2) Paul’s Letter to the Romans - Many Christians have declared Romans to be the finest book of the Bible, the high peak of Scripture. J. I. Packer spoke for many when he wrote, “All roads in the Bible lead to Romans, and all views afforded by the Bible are seen most clearly from Romans, and when the message of Romans gets into a person’s heart there is no telling what may happen.” This class is a continuation of the class from earlier this year, taught by Darcie Ward.
3) How to Better Understand Your Faith and Pass it on to the Next Generation - One of the marks of the earliest Christians was their devotion to the apostle’s teaching (Acts 2:42). Throughout the history of the church, Christians have used catechisms—collections of questions and answers designed for memorization and recitation—to teach others the core doctrines of the faith—especially as contained in the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer. This class is designed to reintroduce us to the benefits of catechesis and in the process to help us 1) better understand and internalize our own faith and 2) pass it on in effective and healthy ways to the next generation. Although we will touch on the topics of marriage, vocation, the unique and irreplaceable role of moms and dads, and the importance of emotional and relational health, our primary resource will be the New City Catechism, a modern-day resource aimed at reintroducing the essentials of faith to Christians today. This class is being taught by Greg Austen.