Adult Education at Providence Presbyterian
Our highest goal is to make the children and adults of Providence into disciples of Jesus Christ through the teaching, study and application of the Scriptures.
The Values on Which Our Sunday School Program is Based
Because we believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God and the Christian’s only rule of faith and practice, all of our classes, seminars and programs will be heavily based on the teachings of Scripture.
Providence places a high value on the practical ‘heart application’ of the truths of Scripture and therefore, none of our educational forums are simply ‘intellectual practices.’
Providence is a ‘confessional’ church, meaning we accept the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms as a concise summary of the teachings of Scripture yet subordinate to the Word of God.
Each teacher and instructor is approved by the elders of the church as competent to interpret and teach the Scriptures and, able to instruct students toward discipleship.
To achieve our stated goal of making disciples, we strive for small classroom size to maximize interaction, provide opportunities for further study outside of the classroom, and encourage deepening relationships among the students.
Spring Adult Classes March 4th - June 3rd
The Lord’s Prayer Westminster Shorter Catechism questions 98-99:
Q. 98. What is prayer?
A. Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God, for things agreeable to his will, in the name of Christ, with confession of our sins, and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies.
Q. 99. What rule hath God given for our direction in prayer?
A. The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which Christ taught his disciples, commonly called the Lord's prayer.
Prayer is such an essential element in the life of a disciple that Jesus specifically taught his disciples how to do it. Similarly, this course is designed to make prayer more effective by increasing our desire to pray and helping deepen our connection to God in prayer.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
What is God? Who is God? Who is the true God? How do we know we are worshipping the God of the Bible? What is God like? We will be looking at these questions and many more in this exciting class based on J. I. Packer’s timeless classic, Knowing God.