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. Typically, Providence offers opportunities for engaging classes Sunday mornings, and on Mondays at 7:15 pm.  During COVID-19, classes and discussions will be offered virtually, as is feasible.

Here is what is currently on offer at Providence. Please join us any time!

Adult Ministry Gatherings, in person

Contemporary Issues
Sundays at 9:00 am, Room 207

This class is one of the longest running classes in Providence history! Have you seen something in the newspaper that makes you wonder what a faithful Christian’s response might or could be? Participants are encouraged to bring in newspaper articles they thing might be of interest to the group. The Spencers, the Greeleys, and the McDowalls will lead the class discussions. Everyone is welcome!

Job and the Life of Faith:  Wisdom for Today’s World
Mondays, 7:30—9:00 pm, Parlor, through November 8

There was never a time when the book of Job was not relevant, but it is especially so today.  This is not because the book of Job has changed, but because we have.  We may be more ready to listen now … less certain of our own answers. So, when Job asks “why,” we, too, strain to hear the answers.  And if answers are not forthcoming, then we, like Job, will need to learn how to live without them. David Kepley: kepley.david@gmail.com

The New Testament You Never Knew
Sundays at 11:15 am & 12:30 pm, Room 205, through November 21

The Rev. Dr. Burns and David Kepley are hosting an Adult Ministry opportunity studying the New Testament with a course created by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird. The course is entitled The New Testament You Never Knew: Exploring the Context, Purpose, and Meaning of the Story of God.  This is to prepare us for the all-church pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the fall of 2022.

The class consists of a video each week with the authors followed by a class discussion. A book accompanies this study for work and reflection at home. David Kepley: kepley.david@gmail.com