Adult Faith Formation

Christian life is a pilgrimage, a journey we undertake strengthened by God’s presence with us. The destination we seek is wholeness and maturity in Christ.

Adult education at The Brick Church includes a number of primary opportunities for study and reflection. Members and friends participate in weekly Women’s and Men’s Bible studies, with Coed and Summer Bible Study offered intermittently. Sunday Adult Education consists of Lecture Series arranged by the Adult Education Committee of Session. Other special events, such as guest speaker visits and retreats are scheduled periodically. All are welcome to join in this journey of faith.

Members also are invited to read Scripture on Sundays.
 
Please contact Jeff Shayne to learn more, or to obtain Zoom meeting information during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recordings of Sunday Morning Lectures are posted online through the link on this page. 

 

November Adult Education Lecture Series

Our November series will be hosted by Rev. Dr. Erin Raffety, who is the Research Fellow in Pastoral Care & Machine Intelligence with the Center of Theological Inquiry and the Empirical Research Consultant for The Imagining Church Project at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is ordained as a Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is a cultural anthropologist who has published widely on congregational ministry, youth ministry, and disability. Her current research with The Imagining Church Project is a national qualitative study of how shared identity in Christ in 23 diverse congregations contributes to continual adaptation and thriving.
 
Nov 8: The Church in Transition
With the waning of religious affiliation, the rise of the Nones, and the current challenges of the global pandemic and racial unrest in the United States, it is widely touted that Church ministry finds itself in a state of perpetual transition. In this first session, we’ll look closely at some demographic myths and realities with respect to Church transition in the U.S. and consider prayerfully the ministry of transformation that Jesus may be calling us into.
 
Nov 15: Your Church in Transition
In this session, we’ll explore some specific challenges facing our ministry at The Brick Presbyterian Church by re-examining God’s purpose for the Church and studying some pertinent examples of transformation from Biblical and contemporary contexts.
 
 
A Study of The Lord’s Prayer
A Co-Ed Bible Study Sundays in October and November from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m. via Zoom (schedule below)
 
Most Christians can easily recite The Lord’s Prayer. But when was the last time you thought about what those familiar words really meant? Join us for a seven-week study of Matthew 6:9-13 – known today as The Lord’s Prayer – as we explore the richness and depth of the prayer Jesus Himself told us to pray. The Bible study will be held via Zoom on Sundays after the 11 a.m. virtual service, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. We look forward to rediscovering new truths and gaining new insights into these familiar words.  
 
Hallowed be your name (Oct 25)
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven (Nov 1)
Give us today our daily bread (Nov 8)
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us (Nov 15)
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil (Nov 22)
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory now and forever, Amen. (Dec 6)