Developing disciples who live and love the word of God

The 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.

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sUNDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASSES

The Unity of the Spirit and the Bond of Peace

As we continue through a very divisive and polarizing time, this series will remind us of our bond together through the Holy Spirit.

All of our adult class are now meeting in-person every Sunday at 9:35.

We also offer classes for children and teenagers. You can find out more information on our Children’s Ministry page and our Youth & Family page.

College Students

University

College and university students.

Young Adults

Launch

College graduates and young single and married adults in their mid-late 20s

Young Professionals

Young single and married adults in their 30s-40s

YOUNG FAMILIES

Reach

Couples in their mid 20s – early 30s, most of whom have begun to have children

Connected

Couples in their 30s, many with children from infants to elementary

Thrive

Mid-late 30s, many with children from infants to elementary

Foundations

Mid 30s-40s, many with children in late elementary and up

Christian Families

Late 30s – mid 40s, many with children in high school and up

Middle Aged Adults

New Beginnings

Mid 40s-50s, many with children in high school and college

Families & Friends

Early-mid 50s, many with children in college and beyond

Cross Walk

Mid 50s-60s, many with children in college and beyond

OLDER ADULTS

Christians in Action

Early-mid 60s

Upward Bound

Mid-late 60s

Cornerstone

Mid 60s – early 70s

Forever 50 Something

Mid 60s – 70s.

Emptynesters

Mid 70s and older.

ALL AGES

Generations

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.

International

A small group discussion class of basic Bible teachings for internationals.


WEDNESDAY EVENING CLASSEs & Events

Winter Wednesdays: January 5 – March 2

Join us for one of our fall Wednesday classes and events. Most classes meet from 6:30-7:30 pm, except where noted below.

Winter Classes and Events

Discovering Jesus: A Study of Colossians

Tom Conklin | A101

In his letter to the young church in Colossae, Paul encourages the believers to explore the treasures, wonders and mysteries of the gospel and to then live their lives accordingly. What are these treasures, wonders and mysteries? What relevance do these things have for a different church, at a different time, and in a different culture? In this class, we will go through this letter together and discover the spiritual maturity that God wills for his people.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Jeff McMillon | A105-106

This class offers a road map for a discipleship with Jesus that is powerfully transformative. Topics include how to identify emotionally unhealthy spirituality, how to grow your soul through grief and loss, and how to develop into an emotionally mature adult.

Good Gratefulness

Brian Jacoby | A117-118

Practicing gratitude can bring us closer to God and make us more empathetic toward people who are in very hard places in life. This class will look at what the Bible says about being thankful and having gratitude. We’ll look at stories in scripture in which the people involved were – or could have been – grateful, and we’ll spend time discussing how to cultivate this important virtue in our own lives.

The Connection: Where Hearts Meet

Nic & Jennifer Gotcher, Brent & Jill Nichols | A115-116

This interactive study, using material by Dr. Karyn Purvis, is designed to help you and your child build a lasting, loving connection. You will be encouraged and equipped with practical help based on biblical truths and research-based practices.

Work-Life [for Young Adults]

Various Teachers | Fellowship Central

The average American worker will spend 90,000 hours of his/her life on the clock, and for a follower of Jesus, every minute of that time matters deeply. But how do we know if we’re doing the right type of work? How do we integrate our faith in the workplace? And how do we learn to balance work with the rest of our responsibilities? This class, featuring guest speakers, interviews, and panel discussions, will help young adults answer some of the important questions about work and life.

For Women

Mind Matters: Taking Care of our Mental and Emotional Health

Summer Lashley | A113

Our mental health influences so much about how we move through life, how we view ourselves, and how we relate to others. It’s a big part of our lives, and that’s why we are going to talk about it! Come hear your own friends and sisters in Christ share their stories, find ways of cultivating a positive and healthy mindset, and be reminded that we were never meant to suffer alone.

Come As You Are

Lisa Conklin | A121

Watch the videos for “Finding God Faithful,” a Kelly Minter study on the life of Joseph, followed by discussion of the videos. No study guide to purchase unless you would like to do it on your own.

Beauty from Chaos: The Purpose of Work

Sara Alcon | A119

This textual discussion study will trace the model of work given to us in the beginning by God throughout the rest of the story. The material is influenced by The Bible Project and BEMA. No study guide needed; just bring your Bible!

Care/Support Groups

GriefShare [6:00-7:30]

Cherry Hart | A102

This wThis 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.

Ongoing Classes

International

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.

The Parables of Jesus [Earlybird Class; 5:15-6:00 pm]

Brian Simmons | A105-106

Jesus’ parables make a lot more sense and have a lot more depth after you understand their cultural references and context. This class will help you hear the parables through first-century ears.

Staff

Feel free to send us a message if you’re interested in getting involved or have any questions about the Adult Education Ministry!

Josh Kingcade
Adult Education
Sarah Boydstun
Adult Education Assistant