Adult Education

Kili Wenburg, Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation

 

Adult Sunday School

Two on-going adult Sunday School classes are available:  Heirs Apparent and The Forum.

 

Heirs Apparent Class

The “Heirs Apparent” class is a small group characterized by intimacy and warmth born through many years of study together.  The class is led by Curtis Reimer and features relaxed, pressure-free discussions that have attracted over the years a mix of ages and backgrounds.  The group utilizes mostly DVD-based studies on various biblical topics and how they apply to life and current times.  Currently, the group is enjoying a DVD-based Bible study called “The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem” based on the book of the same name by Adam Hamilton.  Newcomers are welcomed anytime!  Find this group in the Anderson Conference Room, 9:15-10:15, Sunday mornings.   
 
 
 

The Forum

“The Forum” features a wide variety of topics and presenters.  The group make-up varies widely from week to week, and newcomers are always welcome to check it out!  Each Sunday’s class is self-contained, so participants can pick and choose from the class selections, the collection of which provide a balanced offering of topics that are action-oriented, Bible-focused, contemplative, and/or discussion-rich.

Use buttons to the right to access video of past Forum classes (blue buttons for 2016-17 classes; white buttons below for 2017-18 classes).

 

Weekday Bible Studies

Brown Bag Bible Study

Brown Bag Bible Study is a Tuesday noon group featuring a study of the scripture passages to be used in the following Sunday’s worship service.  Meeting weekly in the Parlor, this group provides an excellent opportunity to enhance one’s experience of Sunday services.

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[email protected] is a welcoming group featuring a study of the scripture passages to be used in the following Sunday’s worship service.  Meeting on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. in the Parlor, the group participants take turns providing breakfast, creating an atmosphere of hospitality conducive to spiritual/intellectual growth.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Stay tuned….This Bible study will return in Spring 2018 and will meet every other Wednesday, 5:15-6:45 p.m..  Study participants can enjoy a night off from cooking, as a communal meal is part of the fun!  ($2 suggested donation)  Participant books are complimentary.  All levels of biblical knowledge are welcome in this study, and please feel free to arrive as you are able (latecomers are welcome!).

 

 

Other Adult Opportunities

Mariners

Lunch, fellowship, learning, and fun!  Join the Mariners group every 1st and 3rd Thursday, noon-1:00, in the Parlor.  Each gathering will include a brief devotion and then a robust discussion on topics related to parenting.  Moms at any stage in the parenting journey and from any denomination will enjoy the fellowship and information sharing in this group.

*Free childcare is provided.

*Bring a sack lunch if you wish.

Sep. 7: “To Force or Not to Force” (How do we decide whether to require my children to….be in sports?  ….take music lessons? ….attend church?  ….etc.)

Sep. 21: “Administrative Skills” (Does your child forget or lose things?  Does she have trouble managing time or planning toward future goals?  Administrative skills help with these functions and more.  Let’s talk about what works and what doesn’t!)

Oct. 5: “Control Battles” (We’ve all had them, but are they useful?  What’s behind our reluctance to let go of control?)

Oct. 19: “Resilience in Kids”  (What is it?  How do we help them build it?)

Nov. 16: “Aggression vs. Kindness” . (Sometimes we see aggressive behaviors in our children; how do we instill kindness instead?)

Dec. 7: “Screentime Struggles” (In a world where screens are ubiquitous, ow do we help our children effectively utilize them without becoming addicted to them?)

Dec. 21: “Wrapapalooza!”  (Bring your Christmas gifts and wrapping supplies, and together we’ll work, wrap, talk, and enjoy some Christmas goodies!)

 

Busy Person’s Retreat

This retreat (now past) saw retreat participants joining together at opening and closing sessions at 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, and on Sunday, October 15.  Between those dates, participants were enabled to connect more deeply with God, themselves, and the surrounding world privately and with professional direction through 30 minutes of personal daily prayer and three 45-minute individual spiritual direction sessions.  All parts of this retreat were held in Hastings.  Kili Wenburg, MA, certified in spiritual direction and directed retreats, facilitated group and individual sessions.  To find out more about the retreat director or about spiritual direction, call Kili at 402-462-5147, or email [email protected]

Presbyterian Women

All women gather on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall for lunch and program.  On the third Wednesday of each month, small groups (“circles”) meet for Bible study.  This year’s study is entitled Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews.  Learn more about the Presbyterian Women’s gatherings and projects at the “Presbyterian Women” link on our “Ministries” page.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction sessions with Spiritual Director Kili Wenburg are available by appointment at no cost to church members.  These 45-minute sessions provide one-on-one support for spiritual growth and can be helpful for individuals at any point in the spiritual journey.

Want weekly email updates?

Join the “Learn, Grow, Serve” email group to receive weekly updates about educational, missional, and spiritual opportunities for adults through our church and/or community.  Simply email Kili ([email protected]) to request being added to the group.