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.
Fall Adult Class
Sept 3rd - Nov 26th, 2017
Haggai and Zechariah
70 years after Nebuchazzar too the Jews captive in Babylon, Cyrus gave them the freedom to return... Many stayed. Those who returned to Jerusalem were eager to rebuild the city and, in particular, the Temple. But 16 years after their return the Temple was still a ruin. God speaks to those people through Haggai and Zechariah, and what He says to them, He says to us. We have a temple (church) to build today. Do we face adversity as they did? Have we put it off like the Jews 2,600 years ago? Do we feel like we just don't have the resources or talent to build something to match Solomon's glorious temple, or Calvin's Geneva, or Jonathan Edward's revival, or Spurgeon's London? Then we need the messages of Haggai and Zechariah to build our faith and spur us on.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Profiles in Faith
"Isn't it amazing that Jesus ministered His amazing grace to so many different types of people? John in his gospel details this variety in stories of rich encounters individuals had with the Savior. While John explains the need for true faith in Jesus in an uncompromising way, he also shows that coming to faith in Jesus occurs differently with different people: some come quickly, others slowly. Some have many questions, others few. Some need little evidence, others much. What encouragement that is to us and those we want to come to Jesus! Above all, John helps us believe in the glorious nature of Jesus: true man and true God."
This 6-week class begins on September 3rd and is designed for those who are new(er) to Providence or perhaps have been attending for a while but would just like to know more about us. Topics to be covered include: What is the church? Who is Providence? What do we believe? How can I become a member and get involved?