Adult Christian Education

You belong at Hope!

The Hope Christian Education ministries strive to be safe and faithful environments where people of all ages and stages can explore the image of God within themselves, be formed into the loving image of Jesus Christ, and discover how the Holy Spirit is calling them to be a light to the world. We invite you to and your family to experience the warm and caring nurture of our nursery staff, the playful first steps of faith in our Children’s Sunday School, the deep questions and emerging self-discovery shared in youth group, and moments of rest and renewal for our parents. Even if you or your family have never set foot in a church before, we strive to meet you where you are and celebrate the unique gifts and journey you bring with you. You are welcome here and you belong.

At Hope Presbyterian Church we encourage everyone to do more than attend worship on Sunday. We call it Worship+2. Come to worship, then also grow your faith at a class or volunteer in some way. Together, an active, engaged church can do so much good! So pick a class that fits your schedule and interests. If none fit, try the Old Testament Reading Plan on your own time.

Not sure which one is right for you? Contact us!

Currently, Christian Education Classes are held in-person, virtually, or a hybrid of in-person and virtually.

Sunday Morning Classes

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.

We are currently reading the books of James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, and Jude with a lively interactive group discussion. This class meets in AE104 and via Zoom:

Meeting ID:843 1582 9469
Passcode: BibleHope

Sundays, 11:30 a.m.


Why Are Presbyterians Like That?             

Presbyterians are distinguished by the particular ways we live out our faith in Jesus. We don’t claim to be the only Christians who emphasize the elements of the Christian faith, but we believe these common emphases and themes mark us as distinctive in the Christian family.

This Bible Study invites those who are seeking to understand into conversations—based on distinctly Presbyterian themes—about how we can most appropriately respond to God’s grace in the real circumstances of our real life together in the  real world.

To register for classes, please go to

In person (Room AE104)  and on  Zoom,   Meeting ID: 869 8473 3869                      Passcode: 823073

Wonder-full Worship
A&E 203 (Spirituality Studio)
11:30 – 12:00 p.m. Sundays
Intergenerational – all ages welcome
Instructor: Pastor John

Using an ancient method of Christian teaching paired with modern mindfulness and discernment practices, this class provides participants the opportunity to reflect on that day’s worship service, to take their learning a step further, and figure out how to live their faith out into the world.

Sundays, 5:30 p.m.

On Zoom only

Meeting ID 834 3117 8765

Passcode: 450757


Armchair Theologians

Confessing Our Faith  by John Burgess
Beginning 3 March – 19 May 2024
How can the Book of Confessions us when we face challenging situations? A unique and practical reference, Confessing Our Faith is designed to Christians in  understanding how our discipleship can be informed by the confessional documents.

Wednesday Morning Study

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.

September – May

Please join us for the Wednesday Morning Bible Study, at  10:00 a.m. in A E 104 and on Zoom. This semester’s study is A Clash of Kingdoms : Paul Proclaims Jesus as Lord  by Ray Vander Laan.

You can order the guide for A Clash of Kingdoms Discovery Guide: Paul Proclaims Jesus As Lord – Part 1 from any online bookseller. This discovery guide includes passages of Scripture explored in class; questions for discussion and personal reflection; personal Bible studies to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions; as well as sidebars, maps, photos, and other study tools.

If you have questions, please contact Sharon Shaw at

Bible Study at Home

Several websites offer free tools for engaging with Scripture at whatever depth you feel comfortable:

Bible Gateway (

At Bible Gateway, you can look at 59 different English translations of any passage of Scripture. A great variety of study tools are also available through Bible Gateway, although some cost money to access.

Blue Letter Bible (

While it doesn’t have the sheer number of translations that Bible Gateway has, Blue Letter Bible has some of the most accessible tools out there. Want to investigate a word in the original Hebrew or Greek? Blue Letter Bible has everything you need.

Bible Hub (

This all-purpose Bible site takes the tools of Blue Letter Bible and turns them up to 11. Nearly any word study a Bible reader would wish to do can be done through Bible Hub.

The Bible Project (

Not every Bible video is made equally. The Bible Project has a well-made video for every book of the Bible, along with several videos exploring themes in Scripture.

Overview Bible (

Similar in style to The Bible Project, the Overview Bible does just that: offers an overview of the Bible. You can zoom out to the entire Bible, or zoom in to a specific book, and Overview Bible has resources for you.

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