Adult Classes

Adult Class Opportunities

Memorial Park Church places a high value on spiritual growth. Our desire is to meet people where they are in their faith development and to engage them in an intentional discipleship ministry that is both inwardly strong and outwardly focused, moving them to greater maturity in their relationship with Christ. Our purpose is to seek together how we can live out our Christian faith more practically. The goal is not just to inform our minds but to transform our hearts, so that we can look more like Jesus in our thinking, acting and feeling. We offer a new selection of Adult Classes throughout the year in six sessions. Additional classes through our various ministries are also offered throughout the year.

Adult Class Schedule

Going Deeper Through Sermon Study: A Letter to Ephesians
Begins September 9, runs 8 weeks
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Kevin Gourley
This class is designed for those who long to go deeper in their understanding of the Bible. Utilizing the sermon of the week, this class will undertake a more detailed exposition of the scripture text.

Old Testament Survey
Begins September 9, runs 8 weeks
Instructor: Martha Daniel
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The gospel, in fact, finds its roots in the beginning pages of Genesis, and God’s redemptive plan is lovingly and graciously revealed throughout the tumultuous history of the Old Testament. Discover how God worked through the lives of faithful men and women to extend His hand to us and draw us to Himself. We will see how all 39 diverse books fit together into one straightforward story of God’s redeeming work.

The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
Begins September 9, runs 8 weeks
Instructor: Elder Roger Rumer
Book Cost: $11
Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy, presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.

1 Thessalonians 2: Effective Discipleship While Persevering in Faith Begins
September 9, ongoing
Instructor: Elder Pete Pugliese
This class will be a Bible Study format that focuses in on the powerful verses found in Chapter 2 of 1 Thessalonians.

The Gospel of John
Begins September 9, ongoing
Instructor: Rhea Christopher This class is an inductive Bible Study of the Gospel of John.

Men’s Class: The Book of James
Begins September 9, runs 8 weeks
Instructor: Elder Rick Corliss
Pastor and author Francis Chan unpacks the book of James with a verse by verse look to help us see that true faith ought to produce fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus - the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who’ve faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.
 
Women's Classes
Looking for a weekday class? Take a look at the Women's Ministries offerings for classes like Sunday School on Monday, Women to Women, and Mug & Muffin.
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Seniors' Classes
We have class opportunities for our Senior members, too! Take a look at the latest Seniors' Class offerings.
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EPIC Workshop
Join us for a new monthly workshop that will give you the tools to manage your finances better so that you can live an EPIC life filled with peace, security, and generosity. Our classes will meet the second Saturday of every month. There is no charge, but please register so that we can have materials ready for you. Childcare is available, but you MUST register no later than the Monday before the class so that we can schedule adequate staff. Questions contact Cathy Pavlock at cpavlock@mpcepc.org.
Upcoming dates and topics include:
October 13: Wills & Estate Planning
November 10: Retirement
December 8: Christmas budgeting/debts
January 12: New Year, New Budget
February 9: Insuance
March 9: College Planning

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Going Deeper Through Sermon Study: Habakkuk/Advent
Begins November 4, runs 8 weeks
Instructor: Rev. Kevin Gourley
This class is designed for those who long to go deeper in their understanding of the Bible. Utilizing the sermon of the week, this class will undertake a more detailed exposition of the scripture text.
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Crazy Love by Francis Chan
Begins November 4, runs 8 weeks
Instructor: Elder Roger Rumer
Book Cost: $11.00 (Recommended)
God is love; crazy, relentless, all-powerful love. Have you ever wondered if you’re missing it? If you’re hungry for a vibrant authentic faith, God is calling us to a passionate love relationship with Himself. Discover how the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts- it’s falling in love with God. Join us for a DVD-based teaching and discussion of the best-selling book in which Francis Chan shows us how to respond to that love with a selfless, joyful, Christlike life!
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New Testament Survey
Begins November 4, runs 8 weeks
Instructor: Minister to Families, Martha Daniel
In this course we will continue our study of the Bible as we discover God unfolding His plan of redemption in Jesus. We will begin by delving into the Gospels...noting the distinctive perspectives of each writer. We will also look at an overview of the history of the early church and acquaint ourselves with the main themes of each of the Pauline and non-Pauline letters.
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Men's Class: The Book of Judges
Begins November 4, runs 8 weeks
Instructor: Elder Rick Corliss
The book of Judges cracks a window into depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel. But in the end, each proves to be a broken savior that cannot deliver. In this series, we will wade into the book of Judges to shine a light onto the muddy waters of human rebellion. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, we will witness the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and how only the divine can redeem the fallen.
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1 Thessalonians 2: Effective Discipleship While Persevering in Faith 
Continues November 4, ongoing
Instructor: Elder Pete Pugliese
This class will be a Bible Study format that focuses in on the powerful verses found in Chapter 2 of 1 Thessalonians.
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The Gospel of John
Continues November 4, ongoing
Instructor: Rhea Christopher
This class is an inductive Bible Study of the Gospel of John.
Register Now