This class meets for three sessions to do just what the name implies, explore. We spend time considering what it means to be Christian, what it means to be a Presbyterian Christian, and finally what it means to be a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church. This class is truly an occasion to explore. When the classes are concluded the hope is that you will choose to join this church...but that is not a foregone conclusion.
Anyone interested in knowing more about our theological background is encouraged to explore together. For more information about when the class will be scheduled, please check the events page or contact the church office.
Adult Sunday School Classes
These classes are not the only way you can learn. You can be a teacher to our children or youth and, through this ministry, honor your baptismal vows and emulate Jesus the Rabbi. The relationships developed with teachers remain with young people into their adult years.
The Christian Education Committee asks that you consider teaching our children and youth next fall. If you feel called to be a part of our teaching ministries, please speak with Sarah Hill. Teachers are fun! Get with the fun crowd! Our young people need you!
Adult Education - 2015/2016
A.S.K. (Ask, Seek, Knock) Class
The A.S.K. Class is viewing a fascinating series from The Great Courses put out by The Teaching Company: "Jesus and His Jewish Influences," taught by Dr. Jodi Magness, the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are 24 lessons altogether, each approximately half an hour long. We look at the video and then discuss what the teacher talked about. The series includes such topics as "The United and Divided Israelite Kingdoms"; "The Destruction of Solomons Temple"; "The Jewish and Samaritan Schism" and more. We have found all of the courses published by The Teaching Company to be excellent, with teachers of the highest quality. DVDs will be available on Rally Day. This class meets in Room 113 and Ann Massie is the coordinator.
Bible Study Class
Mary Raine Paxton and Neely Young will be teaching the Gospel of Mark in the Life Guide Bible Study Series. They will meet in room 203. The class will be using the Life Guide Bible Study workbooks to facilitate discussions. These workbooks, published by InterVarsity Press, have been very helpful in past Bible studies. The books, costing $9, will be available at Rally Day on September 4th. They employ pertinent, but not difficult questions. We are looking forward to another good year together and invite others who would like to share the delights of the Bible to join us.
Deb Klein will teach the Koinonia Class in Room D-5 - the new book - The Saints Guide to Happiness: Practical Lessons in the Life of the Spirit by Robert Ellsberg - has been ordered and you can pick up a book in the church office, and pay Kimberly $10 for the book at the same time. This book will offer us many good discussions and opportunities to grow as Christians. From the back cover of the book we read: "Robert Ellsberg regards saints as friends worth knowing. His engaging book shows us why we should commune with the saints: for their uncommon wisdom as people who discovered that happiness and holiness are the same thing." In this book we will be guided by historical saints such as Augustine, Francis of Assisi and Teresa of Avila, but also by modern voices such as Dorothy Day, Flannery Oâ€™Connor, and Henri J. Nouwen. Our discussion of this book will get underway on September 11.
The Theology class is taught by Lad Sessions in D-1. The Class will study Marjorie Suchocki's God, Christ, Church: A Practical Guide to Process Theology. We will glimpse the picture of God developed in the process philosophy of A. N. Whitehead and see how it connects with major strands of recent theology, including feminism and liberation theology. All are welcome.
Young Parents Class
A new class is being designed for Young Adults and Parents of Young Children. Bill Klein and Tommy Carrico will lead topics that focus on issues that concern family and society. The particular appeal of this class other than the great teachers is that it gives parents of the children of Faith Village a class to attend. They will meet in the Parlor (Rm. 111).
Festival of Faith
Every other year the Adult Education Subcommittee hosts a weekend Festival of Faith with a special theme and speaker and invites the entire community to attend. Past programs have included topics such as Christian spirituality, the Christian responsibility for the environment and the different faces of Christianity in a changing world. Click to past speakers and topics.
The featured speaker this year (2018) for Lexington Presbyterian Church's Festival of Faith (April 21-22) will be the Rev. Dr. Roger Gench, pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC. Dr. Gench will provide two lectures and will preach Sunday morning. His timely talks will focus upon the ministry and theology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All are welcome to attend any or all of these events. For more information contact Lexington Presbyterian at 540-463-3873.
Adult Midweek Groups
This contemplative study of a Lectionary Bible selection meets each Tuesday morning between 10am and 11am. We invite you to experience this time of listening, meditation and discussion with us.
Find more information about Lectio Divina at Lexington Presbyterian.
Liturgical Drama Team
Sarah Hill leads a group focused on occasionally presenting scripture or stories in various ways to enhance and highlight parts of the worship service. The initial plan is to meet twice a month in the evenings to plan and rehearse appropriate service materials. No experience is required only a willingness to be part of widening God's word for the congregation. For more information, contact Sarah.
This fall, Bill and Deb Klein will offer The Marriage Course for the fifth time. The aim of this course is to help couples grow closer and build a strong and healthy relationship. The format is much like monthly House Church in that the meeting begins with a shared meal. One of the features of the course is that there is no group work. No one is expected to share anything with anyone other than their partner. During each session there are several breaks where each couple has privacy in a separate room to discuss the topic that has been presented.
The meeting dates are chosen by the group each month. If you would like to be a part of the new class, or have any questions, please speak with Bill or Deb.
We want our church to be known as a community that strengthens marriages, and this course does exactly that. The meeting dates are chosen by the group each month. If you would like to be a part of the new class, or have any questions, please speak with Bill or Deb.