Adult Christian Education

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, all Christian Education Classes are held virtually.

Sunday Morning
Bible Study

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.

​Ongoing Bible study. We are currently reading the book of Revelation, with a lively interactive group discussion, via Zoom.

Leader: Monica Russell
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/4860482233
Contact Us to request the password

Anxious to Talk About It

Sundays, 11:15 a.m.

“What if I say the wrong thing?” “I’m white–is race really something I need to talk about? I’m worried I’ll be called a racist!” “What does race have to do with faith, anyway?” “Why do we have to keep talking about this?”  If talking about racism makes you anxious, afraid, or even angry, you’re not alone. In Anxious to Talk about It, pastor and professor Carolyn B. Helsel draws on her success with white congregations to offer insight and tools to embrace, explore and work through the anxious feelings that often arise in these hard conversations. Through powerful personal stories, new observations on racial identity development, and spiritual practices to help engage issues of racial justice prayerfully, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of race in America and your place in it. You will learn how to join conversations with courage, compassion, and knowledge of self, others, and the important issues at stake.

Room A&E 104 and Zoom Meeting ID: 863 0065 7271 Passcode: 997426

CLICK HERE to join the class.

 Books are available through Amazon.

  • 10/17/2021 The Way We Think about Race
  • 10/24/2021 Feeling White
  • 10/31/2021 Mapping Racial Identity Development
  • 11/7/2021 Listening to Different Stories about Race
  • 11/14/2021 Expressing Gratitude
  • 11/21/2021 Spiritual Practices for Race Talk

Leader: Pastor Josh

Wednesday Morning Study

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.

The current study is The Parables of Jesus Gain powerful historical insights and perspective-shifting cultural context behind the Parables of Jesus.

Leader: Sharon Shaw
Contact us to request the Zoom link & password

Thursday Evening Study

Thursdays beginning August 26, at 7:00 pm.

Introducing the Reformed Faith: Biblical Revelation, Christian Tradition, Contemporary Significance

We will examine Reformed beliefs on a variety of theological topics, including Scripture, the Trinity, sin, salvation, the person of Jesus, and Baptism. We will also discuss distinctive emphases of the Reformed faith and show how Reformed beliefs relate to the broader ecumenical family of Christian teachings. This class is for anyone who ever thinks or contemplates about the Christian faith, regardless of prior knowledge. This class would be especially beneficial for persons who were raised in other Christian traditions like, Baptist, Methodist or Catholic. This class is online only.

Leader: Pastor Josh

Register to receive ZOOM access

Old Testament Reading Plan

Self-Directed

The Old Testament has much to teach us that applies to the 21st century. This is a daily plan to read through the entire Old Testament in 3 years. This

Find the 2021 reading plan here.

Bible Study at Home

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

Bible Gateway (www.biblegateway.com)

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 (www.blueletterbible.org)

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 (www.biblehub.com)

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 (www.bibleproject.com)

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 (www.overviewbible.com)

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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