Adult Faith Formation

At CPC, we view faith formation as a process that informs, forms, and transforms us into disciples of Jesus Christ. Faith formation in the Christian church encourages people of all ages to:

  • Grow in our relationship with God throughout our lives;
  • Live as disciples of Jesus Christ at home, at work, and in the world; 
  • Develop an understanding of the Bible and our faith tradition;
  • Deepen our spiritual life and practices;
  • Engage in service and mission;
  • Relate the Christian faith to life today; and
  • Participate in the life and ministries of the faith community.

Faith Formation at CPC includes a variety of opportunities for learning and growing in faith for all ages. We hope you will enjoy learning with and from others on your faith journey. Please contact Reverend Alan Bancroft through the church office with any questions.

*Due to the current Covid-19 safety precautions in place, all in-person gatherings, including Adult Faith Formation classes, are on hiatus until further notice. On-line offerings can be found below.*

adult classes

We hope you will share the excitement we have about opportunities for Adult Faith Formation. Recognizing the diversity of our member needs and interests, we offer variety in format and content. We invite you to read below about current adult faith formation offerings.


The Pastor's Class
Sunday mornings at 9:15-10:15 in the CPC Fellowship Hall or via Zoom

“Isaiah: ‘Listen So That You May Live’”

The Book of Isaiah is one of the most important books in the Bible and it is enormously complex in its structure and theological message. This Fall the Pastor’s Class will be exploring the Book of Isaiah.  This will be the kind of Bible study which aims to teach you things that the typical Sunday School has not covered.  We will always be looking for the ways in which Isaiah can be a contemporary word to us and not just an historical word to the people of the ancient mid-East.  Pastor Paul is particularly hopeful that people who have not attended Sunday School in recent years will give this course in Isaiah a try.  To quote the poet Isaiah, “Incline your ear, and come to me; listen so that you may live.”  So come, and bring a friend and let us see what Isaiah can teach us about faithfulness in the 21rst century.   We begin September 19 at 9:15 AM.  Bring your Bible!

Lectionary Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6 PM in the Narthex

This study uses the Sunday Lectionary readings. Come and discuss the texts which will be used in worship on Sunday.  Leader: Scott Gibbs.

Bible & Beyond
Currently, B&B is meeting via Zoom on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30.

Meeting ID: 821 3749 4129  Passcode: 614614
B&B is currently studying The Making of the New Testament Canon from a Great Courses video series presented by Bart Ehrman, New Testament scholar and Religious Studies professor at UNC Chapel Hill.
Leaders: Lisa and Alan Ward.

The Pilgrimage
(Periodic courses offered - see the Church Calendar)

For Christians hearing the call to go deeper —
The Pilgrimage creates a community and provides tools and experiences through which we learn to hear the call of God and respond in faith, journeying together with friends on the path to a Spirit-led and joyful life.
To learn more visit the website HERE.