In Pursuit of Wisdom
The goal of the Discipleship ministries at FPC is to encourage and equip adults to take the next step on their own road to Emmaus. Part of this journey involves cultivating a faith that seeks understanding through thoughtful study and reflection. Towards this end, we offer a number of opportunities in Christian education, including short-term courses, Bible studies, lectures, podcasts, and TED-style talks.
We believe that discipleship also involves nurturing one’s spiritual formation and sense of Christian community. Whether in the form of weekday small groups, men’s and women’s ministries, book clubs, or Sunday school classes, there are opportunities for you to join with others to engage in honest conversations about the joys and challenges of everyday faith.
Wherever you are on your journey of faith, we hope that you will take advantage of some of these opportunities for cultivating your own spiritual and theological growth.
For detailed information on short-term courses, Bible studies, Sunday school information and small groups, click the link below.
A Curious Faith Series
This drop-in style offering consists of short, 2-3 week topical studies on contemporary issues in Christian faith and theology. Join us for a particular series or come every week!
1/13, 20, 27 What is Truth?, led by Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier
1/13: Truth: A (Very) Brief History
1/20: Absolute Truthiness: The Impact of Postmodernity on the West
1/27: The Plurality of Truth: A Theological Approach
VIEW THE Part 1 of the SERIES BELOW feat. Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier
Initiatives in church-based theological education
This unique series of short, Christian education courses is designed to explore why theology matters in our everyday life and faith. These courses aim to equip believers of all ages to go deeper in their intellectual and spiritual formation by offering thoughtful, in-depth lectures in a format that is accessible, engaging, and relevant. Courses are free of charge and taught by Ryan Bonfiglio, FPC’s Stembler Scholar and Director of Biblical & Theological Studies. Please contact Rev. Jamie Butcher.
Trading (Holy) Spaces: A Christian-Jewish Interfaith Series
Join us for a series 4 gatherings in which members of both FPC and The Temple will have a chance to experience the worship and ministry of their Midtown neighbors. Includes a time of guided discussion over a meal/coffee.
• Chanukah Shabbat Service – Friday 12/7, 6:00-9:00 p.m., The Temple
• Community Prayer Breakfast – Sunday, 1/24, 6:00-8:30 a.m., FPC
• Ash Wednesday Service – Wednesday, 3/6, 6:30-8:45 p.m., FPC
• Shabbat Torah Study – Saturday, 3/23, 9:00-11:00 a.m., The Temple