Adult Ministry

Why is education in God’s Word so important at Providence?  The Bible reminds us that all of us–adults and children alike–should constantly seek God’s truth.

“You shall put these words of mine in your heart and soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and fix them as an emblem on your forehead. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.”
Deuteronomy 11: 18-19

Seeking God’s truth is spiritually rewarding, and it is a great way to meet people and understand how our faith relates to what is going on in the world around us. Providence offers opportunities for engaging classes Sunday mornings, and on Mondays at 7:15 pm.  These classes, led by either staff or members, are offered in a relaxed setting.  The nursery is available on Sundays from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Here are the adult classes currently on offer at Providence. Please join us any time!

Contemporary Christian Issues (The Newspaper Class)

  • Sundays at 9:00 am, Room 207

September to May: This class focuses on topics taken from today’s headlines. Hank Schlenker leads a discussion-based class with a focus of looking at current events through a Biblical lens. Popular and long running, this class is an attractive choice to drop in on to sample what goes on in Adult Education at Providence.

Bible Study

  • Mondays at 7:15 pm, Parlor, January 16 – April 17, 2017
  • Led by David Kepley and John MacCarthy

The Gospel According to Matthew  The Adult Ministry is delighted to offer a class based on Matthew’s gospel this winter and spring.  Matthew’s account of the life and teachings of Jesus serves as a magnificent bridge between the Old and New Testaments with his emphases on how Jesus fulfilled and exemplified many Old Testament passages.  Indeed Matthew calls on us to appreciate how Jesus emerged from Judaism.  Some of the most memorable passages in the New Testament are recorded in Matthew’s gospel, such as the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer, and the parable of the sheep and the goats.

According to Matthew, the Church is an earthly manifestation of the kingdom of God, and it is composed of Jesus’ followers who have been called out to live righteously in the world and to serve in the manner of the Christ with deep humility and unfathomable forgiveness. In Jesus, there is a new community at work for the blessing of the world. What is it that binds us together?  Jesus—God With Us.