The christian education's Ministry of First Presbyterian Church
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16
Join the members of First Presbyterian Church as they grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord and think through practical applications to everyday life. In the past we have had Womens Studies, Lenten Series, Book Studies and Advent Studies. Keep an eye on our Christian Education's page for upcoming opportunities for study at First Presbyterian Church.
Refer to Events page for book study based on "A Table for All" by Chris Neufeld-Erdman.
In six brief chapters Chris Neufeld-Erdman sketches the contours of a way Christians can travel the challenging road before us. He thoughtfully argues for a path toward full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the life of the church, but does so in a way that doesn't insist on acceptance of his views. Rather, he charts his own journey of change as well as the way his diverse congregation engaged in real dialog. By engaging the Bible, history, mission, theology, and personal experience, he invites readers to do the same. A veteran pastor, Neufeld-Erdman writes for ordinary Christians, giving readers the feel of being in a conversation around a table of friends who like each other even though they don't all agree. At a time when major denominations are struggling to find ways to engage in constructive dialog, this book may well help struggling congregations and concerned readers find a way forward. The book includes an extended study guide for personal reflection and group exploration.
Elder Kim Roider discusses Christian Education Committee's mission and some of our current and past studies.