Classes & Studies

Winter Park Presbyterian Church provides a variety of Christian educational activities, meeting the needs of all ages, so we can be a congregation of disciples and teachers.

For children and youth, please see their learning and fellowship opportunities here.

Adult Sunday School Classes:  9:00am 

The Andrew Howell Class seeks to build Biblical knowledge and encourage faith formation through study and discussion of Bible stories.  A warm and friendly group, they encourage participation and sharing of insights.  The group uses a curriculum which follows the six-year cycle of “Uniform Series”.  
Location: upstair in the “Andrew Howell Room”

The Pathfinders Class takes in-depth looks at Biblical and Theological subjects.  Classic Reformed theology and understanding of the scriptures is brought into conversation with our day-to-day lives.  Taught by Bob Fry. 
Location: upstairs in the “Bob Fry Conference Room”

The Christian Perspectives Class pursues the connections between faith and current events.  Often with a fairly progressive bent, they read articles on subjects such as religion, science, politics, education, and more.  Facilitated by Amy Harley. 
Location: upstairs “down the hall and around the corner” in the Christian Perspectives Room

The “Journey” Sunday School Class invites you to join us as we learn and support each other in the Christian Journey. The class meets in the newly renovated classroom at the top of the front staircase and is led by Wanda Prevatte and David Small. Our focus is Christain series led discussion, Christain responses to current events, local community concerns and ministering to the church. All are welcome!

Tuesday Morning Bible Study:  9:15am on Tuesdays.

The Tuesday Morning Bible Study is an ongoing class which typically spends several weeks reading and discussing a book of the Bible.  Seeking to make connections between historical and social context of the biblical story and our own faith and experience, the group has fun exploring familiar and unfamiliar stories yard by yard.  Currently (Fall 2017) the group is taking the “Backroads and Byways of the Old Testament” to look at some lesser known but fascinating stories and texts of the Hebrew Scriptures.   Taught by Rev. Emile Harley. 
Location: upstairs in the “Bob Fry Conference Room”


Sunday Evening Studies: 5:00pm

Topical short courses are often offered on Sundays at 5:00pm.  Recent studies have included an alternative look at the Gospel of Mark, an in-depth look at historic Presbyterian theological confessions, the life and teaching of Martin Luther and his role in the Protestant Reformation.  

Next Study starting January 7th.  Martin Luther King, Jr. a Prophet and Martyr for our Time – Come, read together writings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and reflect upon the continuing – indeed pressing – relevance of his life and work for our own time.  Wrestle with the demands that he places before us as we seek to be disciples of Christ.

Participants in the study are strongly encouraged to attend the Community MLK Interfaith Worship Service on Sunday, January 14th at the Universalist/Unitarian Congregation in Wilmington.  The speaker will be Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky of Temple Israel.

Coming Fall 2018 – “Introduction to New Testament Greek” – last offered by Rev. Emile Harley in 2012, this class will introduce participants to the language of the New Testament.  The objectives of the class are to build understanding of the language, culture, and community of the early church through reading the central documents of our Christian faith in their original language. A strategy of the class will be to get students into the practice of reading Greek as soon as possible using a fun, fictional story about the Corinthian church community established by Paul before transitioning into actual New Testament passages.  Greek can be for you – and it is fun!  All are welcome.  More information will be coming in months ahead.

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