Adult Christian Education

At Westminster Presbyterian Church we believe Christian education doesn't end with high school. As we journey through life, we often find ourselves seeking answers to questions we didn't even have when we were young. That's where a strong adult education program can make a difference. We have different classes based on the church calendar. You can learn more about this year's topics below.




ADULT EDUCATION – SPRING 2017

Sundays at 10:00 A.M. in the Atrium


January 8 – 22

Introduction to Biblical Archeology

This three week class will be taught by Professor Phil Drey, professor of religion at Mount Mercy University.  Phil has a PhD in Biblical archeology and languages and participated in an archeological dig in Jordan as part of his graduate study.  He will teach us about the basics of Biblical archeology and how that knowledge gives new understanding to Biblical passages.


January 29

Annual Meeting                   No Sunday School


February 5 – March 5

Theology for the Church

Rev. Gary Conners-Boe is back to teach a 5 week class on important Christian doctrines.  Gary always has interesting and often surprising insights into familiar passages and doctrines.




March 12 – 19

Theology 101

Don Damsteegt and Pastor Randi will present a primer of basic Christian beliefs.  Topics include the structure of the Bible, famous people in the Bible, the origin of major practices of our faith, and some puzzling doctrines (trinity, atonement).  Pastor Randi will present information on theories of atonement on March 19.



March 26, April 2, 9 & 23

The rise of the papacy from 1077 to the Reformation


Mike Bryant, historian, is back to present

a 4 week class on the papacy in the middle ages.  

Mike has presented several programs at Westminster

on different periods of history.  

Join us for another enlightening look at Christian history.


April 16 Easter

No Sunday School


April 30 Fifth Sunday

No Sunday School



May 7 – 14 Mission

Local and international

On May 7, we will learn about a local mission, the Ronald McDonald room at St. Luke’s hospital.  On May 14, Dr. John Roof will lead the class, telling us about his ongoing work with Haiti, which was devastated once again in fall 2016, this time by a hurricane.


May 21

Forgiveness

Signe Henderson, a member of our Adult Education Committee, will lead the class in exploring why we should forgive and how to do it.