adult education

We, at First Presbyterian, believe that education is a life-long learning process.  Because of this belief we offer a number of opportunities for adult to learn about issues pertaining to faith on Sunday morning and  during the week.  Here are some of the things we are currently offering adults:
 
Sunday morning adult Christian education opportunities:.
"End Times 101" will begin on Sunday, September 16 at 9:15 in the church library.  This 6 week class will be co-led by Pastor Dave and David Sanderson.  This class will explore what Jesus says and what the Bible predicts about the End Times.  This class is very relevant given all of the speculation surrounding the Mayan calendar that ends on December 21, 2012.
 
Church and Society, in its 32nd year at our church, provides a different guest speaker each Sunday morning at 9:15 AM in our Church & Society Room.  This class offers ways to see how the christian faith influences so many different aspects of our community.  Our monthly schedule for Church and Society is in our monthly newsletter.  See the link to the newsletter under the home page of this website.
 
Faith Exploration with Dr. Jay Cassel, will begin on September 16 at 9:15 AM in the Fireside Room.  Jay, a religion professor at Rocky Mountain College, will explore the history of the right and left winds in church history.  Jay will share his vast knowledge of church and religious history.

Special adult education opportunities:
Lenten Lunch and Learn series: 
Join Pastor Dave during the season of Lent (the 40 day period prior to Easter) for a time to learn more about God.  The group gathers each Tuesday during the season of Lent in the Fireside Room from 12noon to 1:00 PM.  Free lunch is provided!  Pastor Dave will be teaching on the Old Testament book of Esther and his series will be titled, "Finding God in a God-less World."  All are invited to join us.
 
New Member Classes are offered throughout the year for people wishing to join the church and/or those wanting to learn more about our church.  These classes are taught by Pastor Dave.  Watch the weekly bulletin or monthly newsletter for the next class.
 
Midweek adult Christian education opportunities:
    Men's Bible Study meets on Monday mornings from 6:30-7:30 AM for study and fellowship.  This group meets in the fireside room at the church.  All men are invited and encouraged to attend.  We are currently looking into the New Testament book of Romans.  Join us for this fascinating study intended to help men develop their faith.
 
    Women's Bible Study gathers on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:00 AM in the fireside room for Bible study and fellowship.  All women are invited to attend.  This group is currently studying several of the New Testament books.
 
    Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), an internationally recognized Bible study for women,  meets at our church on Thursday morning from 9:00-11:00 AM for worship, Bible study, and prayer.  About 180 women are enrolled in BSF at our church this year.  The group is currently studying the fascinating book of Genesis. 
 
    Bible Lunch Time (BLT) meets on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1:00 PM in Library North, just past Pastor Dave's office.  Led by the Rev. Doug Johnson, chaplain at Billings Clinic, BLT is open to all in our community who desire to gather over the lunch hour for study and discussion.  The group is currently studying a book related to the Christian faith.
 
    Presbyterian Women's (PW) Groups are very active in our congregation with five groups currently meeting.  The Deborah Circle meets every Wednesday evening from 6 - 7 PM in the Church and Society Room for study and fellowship.  This group consists of a number of working women.
    The other four circles meet once a month, on the third Wednesday of each month.  All women are invited and encouraged to be a part of our church's PW group, where friendships are developed and faith increased.  For specific meeting times for the circle meetings, please contact the church office.
 
Check out our church calender under the events tab for a full schedule of educational opportunities offered through our congregation.