God intends for all believers to embark on a faith journey that lasts throughout their lifetimes. In order to grow in faith, all Christians are called to model their lives after the example of Jesus Christ. Only through worship, service, prayer, fellowship, and study in a community of faith can the people of God live out their calling.
In our busy, prosperous community we all have many demands on our time and energy. In the face of these demands, we each strive to look within our hearts, through reflection and prayer, and honestly determine how we are growing in faith. We are called to ask, “Where in the list of priorities is my relationship with God?”
In order to serve God, the congregation, and our world partners, the Christian Nurture Committee of our Church has worked to develop diverse, creative and attractive programs. These programs emphasize the study of Scripture, fellowship and personal faith development. The mission of FPCP of nurture and education is to:
- Offer every member and visitor opportunities to continue in their faith journey.
- Actively reach out to every member and visitor and seek to engage them in ministry according to their Godgiven gifts and talents.
- Dialogue with ministers, congregation, community, and our world partners to create new programs, classes, and groups to engage in a broad-based effort to bring the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the lives of all people.
The Life Long Learning Schedule of Classes contains information about Life Long Learning classes and ongoing group study programs that will be offered in the 2012-2013 academic year. Those who have put it together are excited about the breadth of possibilities.
If you do not find what you are looking for, please let us know. What can the church do to involve you in active participation in Bible study and small group ministry? Is there a time of day or day of the week that would work better for you? Is there a topic that interests you that we are not offering? We plan to continue offering childcare for as many mornings and evenings programs as possible. Please let us know if lack of childcare prevents you from participating. We also understand that driving at night is a concern for some of you. Please do not hesitate to ask us to try to find you a ride.
Please keep in mind that worship is where we put into practice what we learn in Bible study and small groups. Worship is the life of the church and essentially the only place where the entire body comes together. Please do not substitute education or nurture classes for worship. We all really need both.
When & Where
Life Long Learning offerings and their class dates, times and locations are identified on the L3 Schedule of Classes page.
Finally, we want to hear from you. Please direct questions, comments, and suggestions to Rev. Emily Campbell (emilycampbell[at]fpcp.net or 734-453-6464, ext. 113) or the contact person(s) listed for individual classes.