Adult Education

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Presbyterians love to learn. Through traditional Sunday School classes, special topical series and Wednesday night classes, adults have many opportunities to study and explore God’s word and world. Our adult programs are always fluid, changing throughout the year.

Adult Ed2Rev. Wayne Cole teaches 8-12 week Bible studies that meet on Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Wayne’s classes are on a variety of topics, and have been consistent favorites of our congregation for many years. Wayne has the unique gift of finding the topics that are relevant to the time and place in which the church and society finds themselves. These midweek studies are designed to give participants the opportunity to delve deeper into the Scriptures for the purposes of knowledge and faith formation. There are also adult education opportunities during our    Wonderful Wednesday programs that vary in topic and format throughout the year.

For more information, contact Wayne.

Adult Sunday School – With numerous adult Sunday School classes, there is certainly something for everyone. The offerings range from traditional Bible studies to a meditation class, and we are always evaluating what types of classes are needed by the congregation. There is something for all ages, generations, and stages of life. Please contact Susan Tompkins for more information about Sunday School classes. Below is a list of the current offerings. 


Meditation Class with Carole Olmert in the Jean Smith Prayer/History Room

Anyone is welcome to participate in this intentional time of prayer and meditation

Religion 101 with Dr. Bryan Bibb in the main street level room

Bryan is the Religion Professor at Furman University and pretty much follows his college course syllabus – except we don’t have to take the tests and exams. Whew!

Sisterhood Class with Amy Couch in the lower level

Women of all ages and stages of life are encouraged and welcome to join this warm, caring, supportive group of women as participate in book studies and short-term Bible studies. They start out with a study of grace and forgiveness through Joseph in Genesis.


Conversation Class with Diane Groce and Tom Davis in room 103

This class has much “conversation” surrounding their studies. The class will resume using Adam Hamilton’s, Half Truths study.

Seekers Class with Ronnie Bruce in the Mount Tabor Room.

Ronnie selects current events and times for his class topics, books, and music to have conversation around. The class will resume using Paul Thereaux’s, Deep South.

Wired Word with Rev. Ralph May in the Agape Room

Ralph uses to facilitate conversations about a specific current event. The subject, rationale, and questions are emailed to class members the week prior to the Sunday class.

Young Spirits class with Rudy & Marsha Painter, Gail Hermann, Bill & Connie Harrell in room 104

This class is resuming for the folks who enjoy a SS class which includes Bible and topical book studies relative to living their faith today, as friendship and fellowship. Their first study resuming back is Adam Hamilton’s, Half Truths.

“NAME TBD” class with Leland Burch in room 107

Leland continues the tradition of leading long-term, in-depth Bible studies. Come and participate in the study of Isaiah using Mickey Efird’s Bible Study series.

Explorers class with Charlotte Koehler in room 105

Charlotte will spend time in conversation with the older ladies of our church in book and Bible studies. The class will begin the semester studying James Moore’s book, Attitude is your Paintbrush.