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 Adult Sunday School program is based:
Highly Scriptural – 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.
Intensely Practical – 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.’
Confessional – 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.
Qualified Teachers – 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. All of our teachers and instructors are required to pledge adherence to the Westminster Confession of Faith.
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.
Summer Adult Sunday School Class (June 2, 2013—August 25, 2013)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
In his book, Chameleon Christianity: Moving Beyond Safety and Conformity, Dick Keyes, director of L’Abri in Southborough, Massachusetts, writes, “Living as salt and light is much more difficult than we usually realize; Jesus, however, was not so naïve about the sheer power of social forces. He warned against aborting the mission and becoming saltless salt or hidden light.” Would you like to learn how to better engage our community? If so, plan to join us in a study of the concepts raised by Dick Keyes. Together we hope to use this study to better build relationships with those who are currently strangers to PPC.
Back to Basics
Who is God? Who is man? Is God involved with our world? Do we have a purpose? What is sin? What is salvation? What is the Bible? What is the Christian Church? What does the future hold? These are some of the most basic and important questions we can ask. The answers reveal the wonder and beauty of God and his truth; and when we live them, greatly impact our lives and even history. This class is for anyone who isn't sure of the answers to these questions, or who wants to see more clearly how God, through the Bible, answers them. If you are currently in the Inquirer's Class, we recommend you take this class next.