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Doylestown Presbyterian Church
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Adult Education Classes

Adult Education

 

 

 

 

All of our Sunday morning adult education classes meet from 9:45 to 10:30, between our 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. Some classes run every week throughout the year and others for a period of weeks. Everyone is welcome to join any class any week; there is no long-term commitment required!

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iLIGHT

Sundays in AH-211

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iLIGHT is an ongoing class for individuals and couples navigating career and family. The class offers diverse topics and formats for a diverse group within our family of faith. Whether you're married or single, the parent of a toddler or a teenager, or not a parent at all—you are welcome! We are all Learning In God's House Together!

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2018

February 4 and 11: Jesus’ Teachings & the Shaping of Modern Society. From twelve disciples to billions of people today, the influence of Jesus has swept over history and inspired aspects of art, science, government, medicine and education. This two-week conversation will dive into how this one person—named Jesus—changed the world around him. His radical teachings have endured over millennia and undergird modern culture. Led by Matt Rizk

Lent Series Beginning February 18: Letting Go: Recalibrating Our Busy Lives. We spend our lives being pulled in so many directions. Join us as we figure out how to re-center ourselves and our families with Christ as a priority. Led by Krista & Steve Spadt

March 4 and 11: Letting Go: Recalibrating Our Busy Lives. We spend our lives being pulled in so many directions. Join us, for the final two weeks of a four-part series, as we figure out how to re-center ourselves and our families with Christ as a priority. Led by Krista & Steve Spadt

March 18 and 25: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: A World-Changing Three Days. Led by Christen Blore

 

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2016-2017 Topic Archive:

February 5 – 26: “The Cost of Discipleship.” Led by Mina Choi, Kristen and Frank Roland and Krista and Steve Spadt

March 5April 9: "Jesus of Nazareth: Risen or Not?" Led by Peter Crooke, Larry King, Keith Roberts and John Willingham

April 23May 7:  "Christian...Is It What You Think?" Led by Leslie Gearhart and Krista Spadt

October 15November 5, 2017: "Just Generosity." Led by Mike Rush

October 23November 20: "Who, What, When, Where, Why."

October 23: "Bread", Led by Krista and Steve Spadt                                                     

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October 30: "Weddings, Water, and Wine", Led by Matt Rizk                  

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November 6: "Herbs, Spices, and Other Remedies", Led by Charlie Sweet 

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November 13: "A Grief Observed", Led by Pauline Sexton

November 20: "Calvary", Led by Mina Choi

November 12November 26: "Parenting with Fire" Led by Scott Blore and Rich Cummings

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November 27December 18: "Hell-Yes...OR...Hell-No" Led by Scott Blore and Jeff Toner

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December 4       Click Here for Presentation

December 11     Click Here for Presentation

December 18     Click Here for Presentation

 December 317: "Which One...Matthew or Luke?" Led by Pauline Sexton

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2015 - 2016 Topic Archive:

January 3-February 7: "Pagans, Popes, Peasants, Presbyterians, & Postmoderns" Led by Christen Blore, Josh Gill, Keith Roberts, and John Willingham

Week #1, Pagans, Early Church--The Way,  led by Christen Blore

Week #2, Popes, Middle Ages--The Cathedral, led by Josh Gill

Week #3, Peasants,  Reformation--The Word,  led by John Willingham

Week #4,Presbyterians, Modernity--The Quest,  led by Keith Roberts

Week #5, Postmoderns, Today--The River   1 Peter Handout, led by Christen Blore

February 7 - February 28: "Be Mine" led by Christen Blore

Love for God, Click here for week #1 presentation, Handout

Love for Us,  Click here for week #2 presentation

Love for Others, Click here for week #3 presentation, Handout

March 6: "Interpretations of the Last Supper" Led by Christen Blore

March 13 & 20: "We're Off to See the Wizard" Led by Mike Rush

April 3 - May 1:"Faith & Life Lessons" Led by Steve & Krista Spadt, Jay & Barbara Belding, Vicki & Josh Gill, Allen & Glenda Childs, and Pauline Sexton

September 20-October 18: "The Story--Live"! Led by Mina Choi (The Sinful Woman), Larry King and Keith Roberts (David), Naomi Darville and Susan Darville (Mary & Martha), Linay Richards (The Judge), Art Shull (The Sower)

October 25-November 8: "Sneak Peek" , Barbara Butler Bass' Grounded: Finding God in the World, Led by John Willingham

November 15-December 20: TED..."Ideas Worth Spreading"  Led by Scott Blore and Steve Spadt...check each week out below:

TED week #1  Broken , Discussion

TED week #2  Happiness, Discussion

TED week #3  Connected but Alone, Discussion

TED week #4  We Need to Talk, Discussion

TED week #5  Water, Discussion  Performed LIVE! by special guest Jeff Fulgham!

2014-2015 Topic Archive:

January 4 - January 18: "Focus on Family" Led by Nancy Roe (Children's Behavior Concerns), Sharon Shaw (Eating Disorders), and Emsley Willingham (Healthy Family Eating)

January 25 - March 1: "Great Ends of the Church" Led by Christen Blore, Josh Gill, Keith Roberts, and John Willingham

March 8 - March 29: "Faith and Life Lessons" Led by Dick & Judy Mumaugh, Jay Stough, Art & Lindsay Shull, and Mina Choi

April 12: "Faith through the Generations: Kept or Lost?" Led by John Willingham

September 14 - October 5: "Faithful Finance" Led by John Baker

October 12- November 16: "Approach to the Bible vs Approach to a Stephen King Novel--Different or the Same?" Led by Christen Blore, Josh Gill, Keith Roberts, and John Willingham

November 23 - December 21: "Conversations with Rob Bell" Led by Scott Blore and Mike Rush

How We Began

iLIGHT began on a Sunday morning in January and in 4 short months welcomed 90 different people through its door. iLIGHT is an open and flexible forum for people new to such an experience or to seasoned church school goers alike. Please join us this September as we continue to grow, to connect, and to create abundance.Thank you for making iLIGHT’s inaugural year abundant. Abundant? Each Sunday morning the room was a melting pot of ages, of life circumstances, and of spiritual knowledge and experience. Names were exchanged, conversations flowed, and a nurturing community of faith and acceptance was re-created each week. Whether the topic was: how to improve your listening skills, using the Myers-Briggs Inventory to find spiritual balance, finding God in movies, or simply listening to fellow members share their life lessons and faith stories—there was abundance.There was an abundance of laughter, of learning, and of support in a “no expectations” setting. All were blessed with an abundance of shared grace, of shared growth, and of shared gifts.

Good News and the Other News

Meets Every Sunday, AH-207 

Current events are discussed while reflecting upon the story from the perspective of faith.

Led by Christo Claassans, Jenny Danzis, and Jay Stough.

Man-Talk

Meets Every Sunday, AH-120  

This class is a forum for men of DPC to gather for a time of study and fellowship where we can comfortably address the myriad of personal problems that men face and seldom openly discuss. Each session is presented by a Christian professional or Bible scholar. Exceptional speakers confronting real life issues. Coordinated by Lou Zoppel.

The Word Among Us

Meets Every Sunday, AH-209 

We are studying 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, and Ephesians. These four letters from Paul deal with problems of divisions and debates within the church, problems with immoral behavior among some of the early Christians, and some theological questions arising from false teachers. Paul not only deals with these difficult issues, but he also gives powerful guidance on Christian living that is just as useful today as it was when it was written. New members are always welcome!  Whether you are new or experienced in Bible study, we invite to join us and grow with us. 

Led by Dick Cornelius and Margaret Thoresen in AH-209

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