Adult Sunday School classes lead to a fuller, richer faith journey and more active involvement in the ministry of the church.
Weekday Adult Christian Education opportunities to continue Bible study for deeper insight and their spiritual development.
We are 20 or 30 somethings who desire to talk about life and how our faith practices relate & help us in our search.
Sunday School Classes 9:45 am
Location: Library (Main Bldg.)
This class is perfect for people who want to relate the Bible to the situations in their daily lives.
To prepare for class, many class members read the upcoming scripture, commentary and questions provided. Each lesson is self-contained.
The class is taught by a team of class members who serve as discussion leaders on a rotating schedule.
Short-Term Sunday School Classes
Short term classes are offered occasionally on topics including:
- Intro to the Bible
- Leadership training
Watch the Kirk Krier or call the church office for information about signing up for one of these courses.
Weekday Adult Studies
Through the Bible
What: This group will use The Bible Project’s short, animated videos which summarize each book and note literary design and historical context. Each gathering will consist of a time of prayer, an overview of the previous lesson, watching the video and discussing it, and a small amount of reading homework.
When: either noon or 7:00 pm, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, September – May.
Wednesday Night Classes
A variety of Wednesday evening classes are offered occasionally throughout the year, often with an optional meal. Some classes require making reservations.
When: 6:30 pm, Wednesdays.
Most classes are drop-in events, where participants are invited to come for one meeting or come for all, as personal schedules permit.
Examples of classes for adults include:
- Advent and Lent Studies Exploring the New Testament, an 8-week overview of the New Testament;
- Understanding Baptism, a 3-week
class on this important sacrament.
Classes are announced in worship service as well as in all our communications.
Small Groups – K Groups
When: K-groups meet at a mutually agreed upon time, often twice a month for about two hours, but in other cases once a month.
Small groups focus on fellowship, Bible study and spiritual growth in small groups. At the Kirk, you may hear these groups called K groups, the “K” being short for Koinonia, a Greek word referring to an intimate partnership with Jesus Christ and others.
- A time of fellowship with refreshments, or perhaps a meal, as well as sharing events in each others’ lives is part of the meeting.
- Study of the Bible, from materials supplied by the Kirk and intended for groups like these, seeks to relate Scripture to how we live our lives day to day.
- A brief closing time of prayer provides an opportunity for friends to support each other spiritually.
Koinonia groups were developed to help Christians in large churches connect with fellow members spiritually and personally on a level the congregation’s size makes difficult. The groups’ meetings and the relationships they foster create more of a small church atmosphere, in which people come to know each other well.
The model for the groups comes from the New Testament which describes how the early Christians met in small groups for fellowship over a simple meal, study, and prayer.
- An existing group may want to add new members.
- People wanting to take part can be put together in a new group by the Kirk. If you have a group of friends in the Kirk who want to form a new group, the Kirk will tell you how.