Adult Ministry at FPC
Scroll down for an extensive list of free digital and print resources.
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
-- Matthew 18:20
Are you looking to deepen connections with others? Join us for adult classes or a new small group initiative during the week. All classes and groups are focused on making friends and growing in faith. Scroll down to see info about classes and small groups, all of which welcome newcomers!
Summer 2022 Reading Recommendations
Unafraid: Living with Courage
and Hope in Uncertain Times
by Adam Hamilton
Writing with generosity and intelligence, Hamilton shows how believer and unbeliever alike can develop sustaining spiritual practices and embrace Jesus’ recurring counsel: “Do not be afraid.” For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions.
It is a five-part study that includes streaming video on Amplify Media, a Leader Guide, and the book.
Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming
the Spiritual Power of Humor
by Susan Sparks
Laughter was honored by the ancients as a spiritual healing tool and celebrated by the world’s great religions. So why aren’t we laughing along the spiritual path today? What would happen if we did? In this personal and funny look at humor as a spiritual practice, Rev. Susan Sparks - an ex-lawyer turned comedian and Baptist minister - presents a convincing case that the power of humor radiates far beyond punch lines.
The book is a quick read with 11 chapters, each followed by reflections that encourage group discussion.
Jesus is the Question: The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and
the 3 He Answered
by Martin B. Copenhaver
Contrary to common assumptions, Jesus is not the ultimate Answer Man, but more like the Great Questioner. In the Gospels, Jesus asks many more questions than he answers. In this book, Martin B. Copenhaver considers these questions of Jesus - and what they imply about following him. This outstanding book is what thoughtful Jesus followers have been waiting for - a reminder that our questions matter. WARNING: This book could lead to more questions.
This book is a quick read with 13 chapters and a Readers Guide at the back of the book that has group discussion questions for each chapter.
On Sunday mornings, adult classes meet in person. (And some are hybrid, available in-person and via Zoom). Lowcountry Lessons is on Wednesday afternoons via Zoom.
Each class is unique and special in its own way. Each welcomes visitors and newcomers.
In-Person at 10 AM on Sunday Mornings
Not all classes are meeting this summer
Living in the Word - Room 202 (& via Zoom)
Seekers - Honey Horn Chapel
Work in Progress - The Library (& via Zoom)
3:16...The Case for Heaven - Room 213
JOY Group (via Zoom at 11:30 AM on Sundays)
Lessons of the Lowcountry (via Zoom at 4:30 PM on Wednesdays)
To register, click here.
Adult Small Groups
There are more than 15 small groups - and new groups are often forming - to inspire you to live the kind of spiritual life you’ve always wanted. You’ll have access to the best small group resources, including multimedia studies by leaders in Christian education and open, honest discussion of real-life experiences within your small group.
Commit to meeting at a time that suits your schedule over the course of a season or a year (fall, winter, spring/summer). Are you looking for a mid-day group or an evening group; a group that meets monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly?
Small Group Options
Which type of small group best meets your needs?
Empty Nesters Group
Click here to learn more.