1. New Members & Inquirers
Note: This class begins September 17 (two weeks later than the quarter begins) and ends November 19. This ten-week class is offered twice annually to present a broad introduction to the history, doctrines, government and general character of Westminster Presbyterian Church. The class is a requirement for membership, regardless of previous church background. For membership, you will interview with a pastor and elders to give your testimony of trust in Christ. You may also take the class for your own interest, without obligation.
Teachers: Dr. Michael Rogers & Elder Rick Anderson
2. The Gospel According to Paul: A Study of the Book of Romans
This study will begin with a quick look at what characterizes a first century letter, a short historical setting of Paul’s letter and a survey of the book as a whole. Then, having suggested an outline of the letter, we journey through the book topic by topic. We will travel from man lost in sin to justification by faith, to sanctification, to matters concerning the Jews and lastly to specific instructions for the Christian life.
Teacher: Dr. Robert Ream
3. Sermons on The Book of Revelation – Part 2
You are welcomed to attend this class even if you did not attend part one! We will listen to and discuss sermons on this book recently preached by Steven Light, a PCA pastor in Tampa, Florida. Revelation is a book that speaks to God’s people in every generation. Learn about the Beast, the seduction of the world, and the coming of Christ! Hear the powerful application of this book to our day and age! Part two of the course will cover the second half of Revelation, Chapters 10–22.
Teacher: Dr. John Light
4. Mere Christianity
In this course, we will read through C.S. Lewis’ famous apologetic Mere Christianity. We’ll consider 1 or 2 chapters each week, and discuss them in a small-group-class discussion format. Attendees will be expected to read the assigned chapters, and come to class prepared to engage in vigorous discussion, so that together we can learn more about the fundamentals of the Christian faith.
Teacher: Elder Jeff Trimbath
Recommended Book: Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. Cost $7.
5. Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Complaining and Bitterness
This class tackles a universal human emotion. It is being taught by two angry men who need help that is wise and true. Join us to grow in a vision of what growing in the image of Jesus looks like with our anger (especially if you think you don’t have an anger problem).
Teachers: John Hayward and Elder Robert Hayward
Recommended Book: Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining and Bitterness by David Powlison. Cost $16
6. Martin Luther and the German Reformation
October 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, initiated through Martin Luther’s nailing of 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg. He was the undisputed leader of the German Reformation, a valiant champion for truth and doctrine; his powerful preaching and pen helped to restore the pure gospel and the authority of the Holy Scriptures. This class offers an in-depth look at Luther—his life, his writings, his influence, and his faithfulness to God’s Word.
Teachers: Elder Mark Bleecker, Elder Bill Keiser, Dr. Keith Krueger, Ernie Springer, and Larry Woodruff
Recommended Publication: Christian History Magazine, Issue 15, Luther Leads the Way. Cost $3.
* Audio recordings of this class will be available on our website.
8. Because We Are Heirs—Women’s Class
As “heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17), we believers have been given an astounding array of blessings, opportunities and privileges on the basis of his sovereignty and grace. Many of them are reserved for eternity, but others are very much part of our here-and-now. In 2017, as a child of the King, we have the honor of representing him, learning obedience, serving other believers, coming to him in prayer, pursuing knowledge of him, depending on his grace, waiting on him, following him. Not all of these privileges are easy, but they are all intended to be life-changing!
Teacher: Dr. Joan Stratton
9. Officer and Leadership Training
This class is required for those newly nominated to the offices of ruling elder, deacon, or deaconess. It is open to anyone interested in standards for spiritual leadership, in doctrinal and practical issues.
Teachers: Elder Jeb Bland and Pastors Dr. York, Dr. Light and Dr. Rogers
10. The Many Currencies of Generosity—Pilgrims in Progress
When you hear “generosity” you think “checkbook,” but being biblically generous entails far more than giving money. Videos by Tim Keller ("Biblical Generosity”), Corey Widmer (“The Generosity of the King”) Paul Miller ("The Rich Man”) will expand our understanding. The Pilgrims in Progress class tries to foster community where friendships are formed, prayer needs are shared, and Scripture is studied. All are welcome.
Teacher: Dr. William Piepgrass