Developing disciples who live and love the word of God
The Adult Education Ministry disciples people at all stages of spiritual maturity to become fully devoted followers of Christ. We strive to transform our people into lifelong students of the Bible, and to develop their ability as teachers and servants to share God’s love.
Teach Class On Sundays Or Wednesdays
Facilitate Book Clubs
sUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASSES
Restoration Movements: Ezra-Nehemiah
Ezra-Nehemiah tells the story of multiple restoration and rebuilding efforts after God’s people had suffered devastating losses. This study will show us the many ways God shows his faithfulness and keeps his promises to his people.
All of our adult class are now meeting in-person every Sunday at 9:35.
College and university students.
College graduates and young single and married adults in their mid-late 20s
Young single and married adults in their 30s-40s
Couples in their mid 20s – early 30s, most of whom have begun to have children
Couples in their 30s, many with children from infants to elementary
Mid-late 30s, many with children from infants to elementary
Mid 30s-40s, many with children in late elementary and up
Late 30s – mid 40s, many with children in high school and up
Middle Aged Adults
Mid 40s-50s, many with children in high school and college
Families & Friends
Early-mid 50s, many with children in college and beyond
Mid 50s-60s, many with children in college and beyond
Christians in Action
Mid 60s – early 70s
Forever 50 Something
Mid 60s – 70s.
Mid 70s and older.
Adults of all ages, married or single.
Step by Step
A diverse group of new Christians, Christians whose spouses do not attend church, or people wanting to know more about Christianity.
A small group discussion class of basic Bible teachings for internationals.
WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSEs & Events
Spring Wednesdays: March 9 – June 1
Join us for one of our spring Wednesday classes and events. Most classes meet from 6:30-7:30 pm, except where noted below.
Spring Classes and Events
The Chosen (Video Series)
Jerad Lovett | A115-116
Imagine you could see the life of Jesus through the eyes of the people that walked on earth with him – the disciples, Mary his mother, the Pharisees, the children, those he healed. What would that look like? Now you can experience it! As you encounter the characters in The Chosen each week, you will build a new curiosity about the life of Jesus and those that followed him when he walked the earth. This series will give you a better understanding of Jesus as both God and human.
Habits on Purpose [March 9 – April 20]
Barry Perkins & Others | A105-106
This class is for anyone who has tried and failed to implement meaningful, spiritual habits. If you’d like your faith to play a more important role in how you spend your time, and if you’d like some encouragement to start taking small steps toward the kind of person you want to be, this is the class for you!
You’ll be encouraged to consider some meaningful individual habits. Most weeks will also include some guidance about household habits for those with children still at home.
Global Christianity [March 9 – April 20]
Various Teachers | A117-118
In recent months, our hearts, minds, and attention have all turned to places around the world: Ukraine, Afghanistan, and others. Each week, someone with ties to and knowledge of one of these countries will talk about current events and their effect on Christianity in that region. Grow your awareness, compassion, and prayer list!
People-Focused Productivity [April 27 – June 1]
Josh Kingcade | A105-106
Do you want to be fully present when you’re with friends and family, without the mental clutter of unanswered emails or a cloud of to-dos hanging over your head? Would you like to be a better encourager of others, spending more time doing thoughtful things? This class will help you plan and put some systems in place to accomplish those goals! You’ll learn how to better work with email, to do lists, calendars, and reminders so that you can spend your energy focused on the people and things that matter most.
Witnesses to the Truth: 1 John [April 27 – June 1]
Kelly Barker | A117-118
John’s letters are to a church battered on every side by opponents. This section of scripture can remind us of the true gospel and urges us to hold fast to its teaching. For Christians who are confused by things happening all around, this letter provides encouragement and reassurance.
The HUB [for Young Adults]
Lee Langdon | Fellowship Central
The HUB is a place where single and married young adults in their 20s and 30s can connect with each other through fellowship, worship, and service. Join this vibrant community of believers as we learn to follow Jesus in every aspect of our lives.
Didn’t See It Coming [Men’s Class]
Various Teachers | A113
In life, there will be events and issues that we all face, but never expected. This series, based on the book by Carey Nieuwhof, will dive deep into the seven main experiences which can be life shocking. Yet with some preparation and attention on Christ-Centered teachings, they can be managed and ultimately become life-building. Teachers include Phil Brookman, Shannon Hayes, James Hill, Gary Lawrence, Will Mukes, Rick Kendrick and Todd Wright.
Take Courage: A Study of Haggai [Women’s Small Group; Registration Required]
Cheryl Burke | A119
Sometimes the landscapes of our lives feel wrecked, with our hope and purpose in shambles. Like Haggai, we too get distracted and discouraged. However, God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust him with our story. Preregistration for this class is available here.
Come As You Are, God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1-18 [Women’s Class; Ends May 25]
Lis Conklin | A121
This class will watch the video for God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1-18 by Jen Wilkin, followed by discussion of the video. The same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those he loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land he has prepared where we will dwell with and worship him as the one true God. There is no study guide to purchase unless you would like to do it on your own.
GriefShare [6:00-7:30; Ends April 20]
Cherry Hart | A120
This is a warm, supportive program of support and education for anyone grieving a loved one’s passing. Free to attend, recommended workbook fee is $15. More details and registration instructions at mrcc.org/care.
Clay Hart | A103-104
This class is designed for one on one or small group conversations centered on discussion of short texts from a simplified English translation of the Bible. Internationals are paired with native English speakers in order to improve language skills, share their stories, and develop friendship while talking about God, culture, and life.
How Well Do You Know? [Earlybird Class; 5:15-6:00 pm]
Phil Lewis | A105-106
How well do you know the trinity, eternity, the second coming, resurrection, judgment, heaven, and related topics? This class will cover big areas and make sure you know.
Feel free to send us a message if you’re interested in getting involved or have any questions about the Adult Education Ministry!