Adult Ministry


At Central, we believe that Christian education is a lifelong journey. In addition to gathering for worship, adults are encouraged to participate in classes on Sunday mornings.

Classes are offered every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with a variety of topics from Bible study, to current issues, to theological questions. Ongoing adult classes with rotating leadership provide learning and fellowship opportunities. Special studies are also offered throughout the year.  Each January Central’s adult classes meet together for Winter Studies and during the summer months for Summer Series to focus on a specific topic.

Fall 2019 shadowFall 2018 Adult Sunday School Classes

Fatal Discord, Erasmus, Luther and the Fight for the Western Mind, by Michael Massing | an Issues in Theology Class

Michael Lloyd, Convenor | Location: Central OAC Art Room (ground floor of the Oglesby Building)

Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times | A Keystone Class

Mary Amos, Convenor | Location: Taylor Conference Room

Continuing their examination of current and historical mystics, the Keystone Class will be reading and discussing Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times by Matthew Fox. Eckhart, a profound 13th century mystic, becomes practical as author Fox connects Eckhart’s writing to a wide range of theological and philosophical thinkers.  For example, chapters like “Meister Eckhart meets Buddhism via Thich Nhat Hanh” and “Meister Eckhart Meets Carl Jung.” Members of the class will be asked (but not required) to choose one of the post-13th century mystics in the book to present to the class.

BUSY – Restoring Connection to an Unhurried God | A Sojourners Class

Ed Carwile, Convenor | Location: The Brotherhood Room (off Tull Hall)

We continue our study from the Darkwood Brew curriculum. Jesus says “ Come to me, all you that are weary with heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” . . . (Matt 11: 28-30) How does being weary from your busy life affect your connection to God?

Believing and Belonging: Two-Week Class for Visitors and New Members

Do you have a friend or neighbor who you have been wanting to invite to church but have not known how? Or have you been sitting near a visitor in worship? Invite them to the Believing and Belonging class, a two-week class for visitors and new members. The class will be taught by Anna George Traynham, with coffee and donuts provided by the Invitation committee. We will explore what Presbyterians believe, how those beliefs inform our life at Central, and what it means to belong in today’s world of competing interests.

The next class will be announced soon.


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