Adult Education & Opportunities
There are many opportunities for adult education and growth at First Pres. Listed below are current classes and events; for more information, please contact Janet Sanders, Adult Ministries Coordinator, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Colloquium: Reformed & Reforming
Celebrating 500 Years of Reformation
From our beginning in 1878, First Pres stands as a congregation led by Christ and guided by the reformed tradition of our faith. Our story is one of transformation by the work of the Spirit and God's Word as we face the challenges and changes of our times. All are invited to engage with these leaders (as listed below) as we seek to integrate the rich history of the Reformation with the call to live as followers of Christ in our context and communities.
Dates: Sundays, June 4–25
Reformed Conversations | Saturday, June 17
We are pleased to welcome John L. Thompson, Professor of Historical Theology and Reformed Theology at Fuller Seminary to this special Saturday gathering. In a series of two presentations, John will lead us in conversation about the essentials of our Christian faith and practice, first envisioned by the Reformers, which continue to reform our lives as followers of Jesus Christ 500 years later.
Session 1 | Sola Fide: What’s in this “faith alone” by which we are saved?
Session 2 | Sola Scriptura: Did the Reformers read anything besides the Bible?
Date: Saturday, June 17
Pastor Mark Stryker has compiled a list of resources for further study on the Reformation including historical context, the Reformers, the Reformed Tradition, and guides for spiritual practice. Click here to download.
Making Sense with Scripture Series
This four-part series explored what is involved when we seek to interpret the Scriptures faithfully and discern together how the Bible may guide us as a community today. To listen to the first three sessions, please visit the Audio Library and click on Classes & Discussions. For more information, please contact Janet Sanders at email@example.com