Adult Studies

  • Some studies are short-term (4-8 weeks); some are long-term (28-34 weeks).
  • New studies are offered throughout the year.
  • Studies focus on a wide variety of topics, including the Bible, theology, Christian living, spiritual growth and social justice.

For information about participating in a study, email Rev. Sarah Garza at  or Rev. Johnru Villamor at .

Adult Studies

Christian Doctrine 101

A Study of Doctrines That are the Basis of Our Creeds
All adults are invited to join us as we study and discuss thirty of these traditional doctrines of Christianity.

This ongoing in-depth study is divided into four units spanning several months. Materials relating to a specific doctrine will be distributed at each Monday class. This is an off campus study so space is limited to 12-14 people. For information and to reserve your spot, email Pam Phinney at . Address supplied upon registration.

Wednesday Morning Group: An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor
Wednesdays beginning August 16, 10-11 a.m., Isham 103

This weekly group loves exploring a wide range of topics together! From spiritual practices to social justice, and from prayer and scripture to biography. In August we’ll begin reading and discussing An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor. 

Wesley 124 | When Christians Get It Wrong

When Christians Get It Wrong
by Adam Hamilton
Sundays at 9 a.m., August 27-October 1
Liz Motley, Facilitator

More and more young adults have opted out of Christianity and the church. The reason? Christians. When young adults talk about the problems they have with Christianity and the church, they often name certain attitudes and behaviors they believe are practiced too often by Christians: judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and being antihomosexual. With his familiar style, Adam Hamilton tackles these issues and addresses the how’s and why’s of Christians getting it right when it comes to being Christ in the world. Those who read When Christians Get It Wrong will gain a different way of understanding the issues that keep people away from Christianity and keep Christians from living a more compelling faith. Because, honestly, if we don’t start getting it right, we may lose an entire generation.

Participants are invited to purchase their books through their favorite retailer. To join this study email .

*NEW* The Gathering: The Enneagram

Sundays, beginning September 10, 9-10 a.m., Wesley 103

The Gathering will be a space for short-term studies. Any and all are welcome to join for the length of a study. The first will be a six-week, in-depth study on the Enneagram.

*NEW* Senior Adults Bible Study

Thursdays, beginning September 28, 10-11 a.m., Wesley 105/106
Donna Baumgartner and Joe Motley, Facilitators 

Donna Baumgartner and Joe Motley will facilitate this weekly group, taking a deeper look at scripture. The first month’s study will focus on scriptures related to ‘Sabbath’, taking in scriptures from both the Old and New Testaments.

Weekly topics:

  • Collective Work, Collective Rest.
  • Sabbath as a Palace in Time.
  • The Redemption of Creation.
  • Celebrating Sabbath.

Ongoing Discipleship Opportunities

Young Adult Men's Small Group

All young men are invited to join this small group that meets Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. at the Hurst Starbucks located at 1498 Precinct Line Rd. If you'd like more information, contact Rev. Johnru Villamor at .

Young Adult Women's Small Group

All young women are invited to join this small group that meets at the home of Madalyn & Cynthia Rodriguez on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. To receive the address or for more information, contact Cynthia Rodriguez:

The Well is an online resource for those who want to go deeper in their faith. It has links to devotionals, podcasts, articles, books and blogs. It is also a great place to find discussion topics for your Sunday school class or small group. CLICK HERE to visit The Well.