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Adult Sunday School

Adults Growing in Faith

Discover many ways to nurture your faith life. In addition to Adult Sunday School, you’ll find opportunities at times other than Sunday morning such as Bible studies, book discussion groups and more.

We have two types of Sunday classes:

Short-term Courses: These are courses, which last four to eight weeks. They are designed to meet the needs of adults who are not part of a permanent class and to address topics on a short-term basis.

All adults are invited to move in and out of the short-term courses and ongoing classes in a flexible way to meet individual needs.

Ongoing Classes: These classes meet on a regular basis and seek to develop a permanent class roster and deeper relationships. Some classes use study materials produced by The Presbyterian Church, and others choose books or topics which change periodically throughout the year. All classes strive for elements of study, community and fellowship. All are invited to visit these classes at any time without an obligation to join. Please feel free to try out any class; new members are welcome at any time.

These classes meet Sundays at 9:50 a.m. in person and most via Zoom.

Permanent/Ongoing Classes

Permanent

These classes meet together regularly throughout the year and have a permanent class roll. (Please know additions can be made at any time.) Some of these classes use study materials produced by the Presbyterian Church, and some classes choose books or topics, which change periodically throughout the year. All of the classes strive for elements of study, community, and fellowship. All are invited to visit these classes at any time without obligation to join.

All adults are invited to move in and out of the short-term courses and ongoing classes in a flexible way to meet individual needs.

These classes meet Sundays at 9:50 a.m. via Zoom and in person. For more information, call the church office at (501) 227-2000.

Connections Café

Coordinator: Kathryn Hyde

Room 62/63

This class is designed for adults ages 18 to 40ish every Sunday morning to discuss life, family, current events and everything in the middle. Class participants discuss, learn and grow together as they seek to live more faithfully. This Fall’s first study will be on the Enneagram personality typing system. For more information, contact Grant Wright.

The Bible Study Class

Leader: Graham Catlett

Coordinator: Chris Boggs

Library

If you are ready to dig into the Word of God and discuss topics that really feed the mind and soul then the Bible Study Class is for you. The class is currently using Present Word Bible study materials. Lead Teacher is Graham Catlett.

Spiritual Nourishment

Leaders: Nancy Hicks and Janet Carson

Heritage Room

The Spiritual Nourishment class is be co-led by Nancy Hicks and Janet Carson. This Fall, we will begin our new book, Mary Magdalene Rising. Participants pray together and encourage one another to discern the Holy Spirit at work in their lives.

Seeking More Light

Leader: Greg Adams

Room 67

The Seeking More Light class is an open, supportive and inquisitive group in search of meaningful ways to integrate the realities of modern life with the wisdom and insights of Christianity. This Fall, we will be reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s book Always a Guest. Copies will be available for $10 at the church. New members are always welcome, whether you read the book or not—kindness and curiosity count!

Short-term Classes

These are courses, which last four to eight weeks. They are designed to meet the needs of adults who are not part of a permanent class and to address topics on a short-term basis.

These classes meet Sundays at 9:50 a.m. via Zoom and in person. For more information, call the church office at (501) 227-2000.

The Faith of a Mockingbird

The Faith of a Mockingbird

Leader: Dr. Charles (Chuck) Chappell

In Second Hall and on Zoom

October 2-23

Dr. Chappell explores the American classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, informed by Matt Rawle’s book The Faith of a Mockingbird.  Dive into Lee’s beloved characters of Scout, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson to consider God’s world and what it all means to explore Christian faith, theology, and ethics. Review the story and meet the characters on October 2nd at 4pm to watch the award winning movie. Books are optional, and To Kill A Mockingbird is available in your local library and any credible bookstore.

Christian Caregiving

A Way of LIfe

Leaders: Jana Villemez, Kay Combs and Steve Dunnagan

In Second Hall and on Zoom

October 30 – November 20

Have you found yourself in a position of caring for a friend, relative, co-worker or neighbor while they are going through unsettling events and feeling helpless? As a Christian, we would like to share an opportunity to learn a healthy approach to caregiving. Our Stephen Ministry team will facilitate an open discussion of Kenneth C. Haugk’s book, Christian Caregiving—a Way of Life. Having the book is strongly encouraged. Visit the office to borrow a book which has already inspired compassion or purchase one of your own for $15.

Book Study: The Redemption of Scrooge

by Matt Rawle

Leader: Vernon Markham

In Second Hall and on Zoom

December 4-18

Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Matt Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and learn about living with and for others in a world blessed by Jesus.

Meet our Staff

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More Ways to Get Connected

LifeQuest

LifeQuest is an Arkansas nonprofit which offers educational experiences to adults of all ages with a particular focus on the middle and later years of life. The LifeQuest offices are on the Second Presbyterian campus, and in-person classes are held at the Second Presbyterian site.

The Enneagram

Deepening our Faith with the Enneagram

Master teacher Suzanne Stabile describes the Enneagram (from the Greek ennea, for “nine”) as a “powerful, ancient tool for understanding motivation, behavior, and experience.” The system identifies nine different personality types.

For more information about the Enneagram classes at Second Presbyterian, please contact Catherine Lowry.

For Further Reading

The Enneagram Institute has excellent descriptions of how the system works and the nine types.

Why has the Enneagram Become So Popular Among Christians?

On-Going Opportunities for Adult Faith Formation:

Men’s Group Ministry

Tuesdays, 7:00–8:00 a.m. in Second Hall and on Zoom

Coordinators: Vernon Markham and Vic Fleming
All men are invited to gather for fellowship, support, and Bible study. Currently the group is reading and discussing Listening To Your Life, by Frederick Buechner.

Cheeses with Jesus

Second and Fourth Wednesdays, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Leader: Catherine Allsbury

This is a mixed group (men/women, single/married, with/without children) who are between Young Adult and Retirement. Gatherings include fellowship and sharing followed by Bible study and occasional mission projects. The group ordinarily meets “off-campus” to enjoy fellowship over wine and cheese.

Second Readers

Third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

Coordinator: Racheal Kiremerwa

This diverse group meets together because they like to read and to discuss books. Each year the group selects a broad theme that allows great variety in reading choices. Currently the group meets on Zoom.