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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.
Registration for Session 5 is now closed.

Going Deeper Through Sermon Study: 2 Corinthians
Begins May 12, runs 7 weeks
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Karen Anderson
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.

Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
Begins May 12, runs 7 weeks
Instructor: Elder Roger Rumer
The health of your soul isn’t just a matter of being saved or unsaved. It’s the difference between deep satisfied spirituality and a restless, dispassionate faith. In an age of materialism and consumerism that tries to buy its way to happiness, many souls are starved and unhealthy. In a DVD plus study guide-based format, best selling author and pastor John Ortberg teaches how you can rediscover and nurture your soul out of the spiritual shallow-lands to true divine depth.

Our Extraordinary Call to Embrace the Ordinary
Begins May 12, runs 7 weeks
Instructor: Elder Paula Allan
In our restless world of quick fixes and “easy-button” solutions, there is an underlying current of impatience and disdain for the ordinary. Yet, God is present in the mundane and uses our day-to-day ordinary moments and routines to support our sustained and long-term spiritual growth. God has given us opportunities in our everyday lives—in our homes, through our work, and in our community—to shape and form us, draw us closer to him, and to humbly serve and enrich the lives of others. In this class we will explore how God is at work in the ordinary and how, through quiet, steady, repetitive habits we can become more faithful disciples.

Effective Discipleship While Persevering in Faith 
Continues May 12, ongoing
Instructor: Elder Pete Pugliese
This class focuses on the powerful verses found in Thessalonians and related scriptures that will assist us in our growth as disciples of Jesus Christ while we look to live in a way that glorifies God

The Gospel of John
Continues May 12, ongoing
Instructor: Rhea Christopher
This class is an inductive Bible Study of the Gospel of John.
Registration for our session 6 classes begins June 15/16. This session of classes is open to all middle school and high school students, as well as adults.

The Parables of Jesus: seven in-depth studies connecting the Bible to life
Begins July 7, Runs for 7 Weeks
Jesus communicated deep spiritual truths through simple, vivid, and engaging stories. Woven from the stuff of everyday life, the parables of Jesus made the kingdom of God understandable and accessible to his listeners. In seven engaging, interactive sessions, this Bible study will give you new insights into Jesus’ parables and their meanings that will help you to appreciate more fully their relevance for your own life. These engaging and accessible studies are for everyone who wants to deepen their understanding of God’s Word and apply it more faithfully and effectively.
July 7 - The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) - Paul Housman
July 14 - Treasures and Pearls (Matthew 13:44-46) - Christine O'Rourke
July 21 - Two Debtors (Luke 7:36-50) - Mary Lou Leibold
July 28 - The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) - Laura Roy
August 4 - Weeds, Mustard Seeds, Yeast (Matthew 13:24-33) - Roger Rumer
August 11 - Sheet and Goats (Matthew 25:31-46) - Betsy Rumer
August 18 - The Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22:1-14) - Jay Roy
Register Now

Effective Discipleship While Persevering in Faith 
Continues July 7, ongoing
Instructor: Elder Pete Pugliese
This class focuses on the powerful verses found in Thessalonians and related scriptures that will assist us in our growth as disciples of Jesus Christ while we look to live in a way that glorifies God
Register Now

The Gospel of John
Continues July 7, ongoing
Instructor: Rhea Christopher
This class is an inductive Bible Study of the Gospel of John.
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.
Find a Women's Class

Seniors' Classes
We have class opportunities for our Senior members, too! Take a look at the latest Seniors' Class offerings.
Find a Seniors' Class

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
Upcoming dates and topics include:
June 8: Budgeting for Vacation
We will be taking a break in July and August, but classes will return in September 2019.
September 14: TBD
October 12: Insurance

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Six Steps to Sanity
February 4
7:00 p.m.
Meets weekly for 12 weeks
Geneva Room
FREE (no registration required)
This 12-week support group/class uses proven methods from Allison Bottke's book Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children to provide hope and healing for families, parents, grandparents, and relatives who have a loved one who struggles with addiction and/or relationships.