Summer Sunday School Electives

June, July, August 2023

Summer quarter begins June 4, 2023

1. I Will Not Forget Your Word – Room LL5

Psalm 119 says “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I may not sin against you.” Psalm 1 says “…his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” All of us have easy access to multiple translations of the Bible and can read God’s word whenever we choose. However, if we are truly going to store up God’s Word in our hearts and meditate on it day and night, there is no substitute for the discipline of scripture memorization. This is not just a class about scripture memorization. Together we will memorize extended passages of scripture. As a class, we will memorize I Peter chapter 1 and Romans chapter 1.

Teacher: Elder Paul Rogers

2. The PCA Turns 50 – Reformation Room

Westminster Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a denomination that celebrates its 50th year in 2023. The goal of this class will be to give thanks to God for his faithfulness to (and through) this denomination. We will consider the historical roots of Presbyterianism, the historical context for the denomination’s founding, the core commitments of the PCA, and some of the key issues in the denomination’s past, present, and future.

Teachers: Dr. Chris Walker, Dr. John Light, Dr. Michael Rogers, Frank Coho, Elder Eric Conner & others

3. Summer Smorgasbord – Room LL9

Each week will feature a different teacher speaking on various gospel-centered cultural, academic, and theological topics. Topics will include – Sharing Your Faith & Cultural Engagement, The Poetry of John Donne, The Science & Beauty of Water, Art & The Glory of God, The Story of a Death Row Conversion, and a wide range of additional topics.

Teachers: Elder William Keiser, Deacon Adam Grim & others

4. Hour of Prayer: Ask Boldly, Surrender Completely

Women meet in Room 117

Men meet in Room 210

Join us each week as we pray for our nation, our church, our missionaries, our community and each other’s needs. There will be two prayer classes. Men and women will meet separately so be sure to register for the correct class.

“If you grasp the simplicity of prayer Spirit Jesus wonder, then praying together won’t be just another burden; it will be the activity that transforms all your burdens” (Paul Miller, A Praying Church).

Teachers: Amy Williams, Rev. Matt Collins & others

5. The All-Sufficient Christ: A Study of Colossians and Philemon – LL11–13

The Colossian church was being subtly infiltrated with “fine-sounding arguments” which were telling them that they needed more than what Christianity was offering them. At the root of this error was a deficient view of who Christ is and what he had accomplished. Join our class and learn how Paul countered these arguments by exalting Christ and asserting that the believer is “complete in Christ,” “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” We will conclude with a study of Philemon.

Teacher: Mr. Alan Gibble

6. Rightly Handling God’s Word – Room 126

Homebuilders               All are welcome to attend.     

The Reformers did not believe that only the experts could correctly interpret the Bible. They argued that every able-minded Christian needs to learn to read and understand the Scriptures for themselves. By learning how to carefully observe the text, within its context, anyone can discover what it says, what it means, and how it applies. In this workshop-style class, students will independently study a manuscript and engage in small-group and large-group discussions. Space is limited.

Teachers: Dr. David Kieffer, Mr. Travis Schmalhofer, Young Adult Interns & others
Book: Methodical Bible Study, by Robert Traina, available in class for $14