Christian Education

Independent Presbyterian Church

 Iour educational ministry we strive for knowledge and understanding of the biblical story, application of God’s story in our everyday lives and service of compassion, reconciliation and justice in Christ’s name.


Advanced ClassRoom 302, On-going
A discussion of The Gospel of Mark led by Bill Shanks’ Friday Morning Bible Study. 
Facilitator: Robert Posey
This is class is for older adults.

Discoverers Class, Room 301, On-going 
Studying Paul and the Corinthians by Robert Wingard.
Facilitator: Jo Self

Faith Seeking Understanding, Room 306
Understand the theology, church, worship, discipleship and social righteousness to motivate our response to God's calling using our heads, hearts and hands. Primarily for parents of youth.
Facilitator: Steven Burns, John Burton, Teresa Pulliam

Introduction to IPC, Room 217, Dates TBA
Join the New Member Group to learn about IPC. Nancy Skinner 933-1830/

Seekers ClassRoom 309, On-going
Class members will lead discussions of The Gospel of Luke.
Class coordinator: Michael Walker, Rev. Brian Lays
This class is primarily for young adults (single and married).

Strengths in Service Room 303, 9:15- 10:45 am*
An assessment identifies your strengths and a six-week course helps you learn how to put them in service. Registration required. Cindy Shaw 933-3696/

Third Floor Bible Study, Room 304, On-going
T.U.L.I.P. This group alternates study of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible
Class leader: Wendell Allen, Carter Dukes
This an "old-fashion," in-depth Bible study.

Women’s ClassRoom 307, On-going
A discussion of The Parables for Today by Alyce M. McKenzie.
Class leader: Georgia Miller

Wonder YearsRoom 308, On-going
A look at Helping without Hurting
Facilitator: Judy Matthews
This class includes many parents of grown children. Topics are often involve historic and theological issues.

See individual class for start date, meeting times and locations

  • Circle V (Jan. 16 - May 15), Homes of Members, 10:00 - 11:30 am third Mondays
  • Book Review Group (Feb. 6 - May 1), Room 307, 10:00 - 11:30 am on first Mondays                       Different book reviewed each month.
  • Bible Study with Lucy Turner (Jan. 23 - Feb. 13, Feb. 27), Room 304, 12:00 - 1:00 pm             Looking at The Prodigal God by Tim Keller.

  • Tapestries (Jan. 3 - May 16), Room 217, 11:30 - 1:00 pm first/third Tuesdays                                                        This small group is for women interested in continuing their spiritual growth and led by Rev. Susan Clayton and Rev. Elizabeth Goodrich.
  • Questers (Jan. 10 - April 11), Room 307, 12:00 - 2:00 pm                                                                                             Women of all agues are invited to bring their lunch and join the group to look at Hallelujah and Acts facilitated by Rev. Susan Clayton.
  • Yoga, Highland Hall, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

  • Bible Study with Margaret Northen (Jan. 4 - May 31), Room 307, 10:30 - 11:45 am                                                   This group focuses on biblical interpretation and meaning. Studying Genesis.
  • Women at the Well (Jan. 4 - May 17), Lynn Huddle’s Home, 44 Fairway Dr., 10:30 - 11:30 am                               This Bible Study group is open to women of all ages. Reading Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton. Leigh Ann Moor and Kathryn Burns teaching.
  • Wednesday Night Dinner/Classes

  • Bible Study with Susan Clayton (Jan. 5 - May 18), Room 307, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm                           Rev. Susan Clayton will lead the class looking at I and II Samuel.
  • Strengths in Service, Room TBA, 10:00 - 11:30 am, Register with Cindy Shaw
  • Yoga, Highland Hall, 8:30 - 10:00 am

  • Bill Shanks’ Friday Morning Bible Study, Great Hall 2, 6:30 - 8:00 am                                                           Men are invited for 6:30 am breakfast followed by Bible study at 7:00 am exploring The Gospel of Mark.

Daily Bible Reading Guide 2017


Associate Pastor
Director Discipleship (CE)

Betsy Middlebrooks 

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