The mission of Adult Education is to offer a variety of learning settings for both the seeker and the follower of Jesus Christ in order to equip believers with resources and fellowship opportunities necessary for Christian maturity. We believe our mission will be accomplished by exploring and studying the Word of God, by instilling and nourishing a deep love for God’s Word, and by providing a foundational understanding of the Christian faith.
Sunday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., September - June, Library
The Adult Sunday School class will begin an eight-week study of the book, Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Sunday, March 5. We will also be viewing and discussing a four-part video biography entitled Bonhoeffer: The Life and Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, written and narrated by Eric Metaxas.
Bonhoeffer, one of the most influential Christian martyrs in history, bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to intrigue people from a variety of backgrounds. Life Together gathers Bonhoeffer’s 1938 reflections on the character of Christian community, based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the Finkenwalde Seminary. The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the seminary by the Nazis, and while Bonhoeffer wrote with his own seminary community in mind, he intended Life Together to have a more universal impact and spoke of a mission and responsibility of the church as a whole.
Everyone is welcome; come join us in the Library at 9:00 a.m. If you would like a copy of the book ($10.00 payable to LPC), or if you would like more information, contact Jim or Marianne Miller.
Believe - Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus
Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Library
Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes you on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus. General editor and pastor Randy Frazee walks you through the ten key Beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus. Every believer needs to ask these three questions:
• WHAT DO I BELIEVE?
• WHAT SHOULD I DO?
• WHO AM I BECOMING?
Each chapter uses short topical passages from the Bible to help you live the story of the Bible. As you journey through this book, whether in a group or on your own, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: what you believe drives everything.
Pastor Hughes will be presenting a sermon series starting on June 18 that will follow our class outline. The third segment in the series, Who Am I Becoming?, will start with the with classes on June 22 and run in 10-week sessions on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center. The cost of the book is $5. The cost of the study guide is $8.
Have you ever wanted to see a visual summary of the major themes of each of the books of the Bible? The Bible Project will let us see this summary in unique five-eight minute videos to help us understand the Scripture messages.
Come join us, starting Sunday, October 2, from 12:30 p.m. –1:30 p.m. in the LPC Library. Because of the new graphic presentation of The Bible Project and our group discussion, both beginning Bible students and those who have studied the Bible extensively will benefit from this study.
For 40 years, Community Bible Study [CBS] has helped people understand God's Word through in-depth, community-based Bible studies. With nearly 700 classes in the United States and an active presence in more than 70 countries, Community Bible Study is a Bible study for everybody – men, women, children, youth and even babies.
In our area, CBS meets in Salisbury, Millsboro and Dover. For more information contact Sylvia Gilmore at 422-9366 or go on-line at www.communitybiblestudy.org.
Thursdays, starting on September 15 - May
Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to effectively serve the church throughout the world. In more than 1,000 classes in 39 countries, people of all ages, races and cultures participate in BSF, whether they are discovering God's Word for the first time or have studied the Bible over a lifetime.
Bible study draws us closer to God and helps us better understand Him, His Word and His love. Through a stronger relationship with God, members have discovered how to build better and stronger relationships with others at home, work, school and in our communities. In the more than 50 years since our founding, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children have participated in BSF. Many have gone on to assume leadership positions in their churches and to serve God in other ministries.
The closest BSF class for women meets in Milford at:
Calvary United Methodist Church
301 SE Front St Milford DE 19963-1543
Meeting day/time: Thursday 9:30 a. m.
For further information contact Judy Salvatore.
The closest BSF class for men meets in Georgetown at:
Georgetown Wesleyan Church
618 N. Bedford St. Georgetown, DE 19947
Meeting day/time: Thursday 6:50 p.m.
For more information contact Tim Westgate.