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. For questions about any of these classes or in general about CPC's adult education offerings, please contact Reverend Alan Bancroft through the church office.

*While current COVID-19 safety precautions are in place, classes are meeting virtually or are on hold, as indicated 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.

(CHECK BACK PERIODICALLY FOR AN UPDATED LIST OF ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES WHEN WE RE-GATHER IN PERSON AT CPC. )

Adult I Bible Study
(Currently on hold while COVID precautions are in place)

This popular adult curriculum, based on the Uniform Series, enables Christians across the globe to study the same Scriptures and topics on the same Sundays throughout the year. Students each have a study guide. The class is a mixture of teacher presentation and student discussion.
Leaders: Kim Herring, Wayne Honeycutt

Bible & Beyond
(Currently meets Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM)

This class frequently uses a video series with a biblical emphasis to impart information and to stimulate discussion. These series generally run for two or three months at a time. Previous topics include: The Great Courses: History of Christianity, and in-depth studies of various books of the Bible. Discussion following the video presentations is lively.
Leaders: Lisa and Alan Ward.

Faith TODAY
 (Currently meets Sundays 11:00 AM-12:15 PM)

This class format combines topics which may be different each week or a short series, which allows drop-in attendance and permits regular learners to engage with a variety of current subjects. Formats of study include articles, podcasts, and videos. Previous topics of study include: religion and violence, the prosperity gospel, parables of Jesus from a Jewish perspective, racism and faith, and more. 

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.

Women’s Bible Study
(Currently meets Thursdays 10:00-11:00 AM)

This group meets to discuss books that explore biblical themes, characters, and stories, particularly connected with issues facing women today. Previous topics of study include: Bad Girls of the Bible and From Widows to Warriors: Women's Stories from the Old Testament. 

Other Opportunities

Mid-week Bible studies are offered periodically, ordinarily for 3-6 weeks on a specific topic. During Lent, which is the season for reflection and growth in one’s spiritual life during the 5 weeks before Easter, a weekly Bible study is offered, ordinarily on Wednesdays. These opportunities for learning are publicized in the church bulletin or e-newsletter.