Adult Classes | Memorial Park Church

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.
 
Class Sessions
Session 1 September-October (registration begins in late August, classes begin early September)
Session 2 November-December (registration begins in late October, classes begin in early November)
Session 3 January-February (registration begins in late December, classes begin in early January)
Session 4 March-April (registration begins in late February, classes begin in early March)
Session 5 May-June (registration begins in late April, classes begin in early May)
Session 6 July-August (registration begins in late June, classes begin in early July)

Current Class Offerings

Below you will find our current adult class offerings. These classes are held on Sunday mornings during our dedicated Discipleship Hour at 10:10 a.m. Stay after service or come early to engage in one of these classes that will help you grow in your faith.
Going Deeper Through Sermon Study: Faith for Exiles (ONLINE)
Begins September 13, runs for 8 Weeks
Instructor: Kevin Gourley
In a world where always-connected smart devices and search algorithms educate and entertain, digital Babylon is the new context for discipleship. Faith for Exiles reveals findings from a groundbreaking three-year research study of young Christians whose faith remains resilient even in exile. Barna president David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to help you: Make sense of chaotic cultural changes and respond with compassion to the next generation of believers; recognize the biblical concept of exile as an essential framework for following Christ today; discover five research-based practices that cultivate faithfulness in digital Babylon; prepare young Christians to be on mission with Jesus in the world; and empower Jesus followers of all ages to thrive in our current exile . This class will be held with Zoom meetings. Sign up for your free Zoom account here.
 
Hearing God (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
Begins September 13, runs for 8 Weeks
Instructor: Elder Roger Rumer
How do we hear God’s voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? What role does the Bible play? What if what God says to us is not clear? The key, says best-selling author Dallas Willard, is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator. In this video series, available to watch at your convenience on RightNow Media, we’ll listen in as John Ortberg and Richard Foster dialogue with Dallas Willard on the themes of his beloved classic book, Hearing God.
 
 
Men's Class: Detour: Finding Purpose When Life Doesn't Make Sense (ONLINE)
Begins September 13, runs for 8 Weeks
Instructor: Elder Rick Corliss
You thought you knew God's will. Then life went in an opposite direction. That detour causes some to walk away from God. Others, like Joseph, draw near. And that choice can make a difference between disappointment and destiny. Learn to read between the lines of your life as we explore: Joseph and His Family; Joseph and His Work; Joseph and His Choices; Joseph and His Nation; Joseph and His Heart; Joseph and His Legacy. God is writing an epic story, and you are part of it. Discovering your place in that story can transform your life—and the lives of many others—forever.
 
Going Deeper Through Sermon Study (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
Begins November 1, runs for 8 Weeks
Instructor: Elder Jay Roy
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. This class is a hybrid with both in-person and online opportunities. Topics covered include Reformation Sunday’s message, “Living and Loving God’s Word”; the November sermon series, “A Life of Thanks-Giving”; and the Advent series, “A Season of Anticipation.” Sign up for your free Zoom account here.
Marriage Matters (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
Begins November 1, runs for 8 Weeks
Instructors: Margy Delposen
Join us for an hour of diving into the wonderful world of marriage as per God's design. Each week will cover a different topic centering on issues like Communication, Expectations, Oneness, and more. Whether you're five decades in and just want to grow even closer, or if these past months have only emphasized areas that were already causing pain, this class is for all married couples. This class is a hybrid with both in-person and online opportunities.
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Men's Class: Greater Than (IN-PERSON & ONLINE)
Begins November 1, runs for 8 Weeks
Instructor: Elder Rick Corliss
Francis Chan walks us through his own difficult childhood to help us understand that God is greater than any pain, sin, or hardship that we may encounter in this life. Watch and discuss the videos so that you, too, will realize that God is greater than any obstacle standing in your way. .
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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 our 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. Each month we bring in outside experts to discuss a wide range of financial concepts that we encounter throughout our lives. Our classes meet the second Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. We will be breaking up our classes into two components this year: EPIC Core and EPIC Focus. The EPIC Core will cover basic topics like budgeting while EPIC Focus will cover specialty topics such as retirement, college planning, and more. Core and Focus classes will be offered in alternating months. There is no charge for these classes, 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. For questions, contact Cathy Pavlock at cpavlock@mpcepc.org.

We are currently taking a break through December.