Adult Education at BMPC

Education & Bible Study

We invite you to open your mind and connect with what is deepest in your heart by joining us for study, conversation, reflection, and prayer.

Our classes are designed to be intellectually engaging and spiritually enriching to help you explore what you believe and grow in faith. In some classes you may consider the implications of religious faith for daily living or learn about the Bible and the basic themes of Reformed theology. In others you will experience Christian prayer practices or engage in discussion about a variety of compelling contemporary issues. Bring your curiosity and questions! You will not be told what to think but instead given the opportunity to process ideas with others.

Sunday Classes

Sunday Morning Discussion Group. 8:45 a.m. – Discussion of Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu. In these trying times, reading the text and doing the practices will help us become more focused and peaceful. Discussion led by the Rev. Dr. Paul MacMurray.

Filling the Well. 8:45 a.m., Children’s Library, Education Building. This weekly gathering of women provides an opportunity to build community and be in conversation about life, faith and current events. The Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick will facilitate this class using TEDTalks as the basis for discussion. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reflective Bible Study. 9:25-9:50 a.m., Middleton Center. Lectio divina is a slow, contemplative praying of the scriptures. We set aside time just before Sunday communal worship to explore how the reading for that day intertwines with our concerns, relationships, hopes and aspirations.

The Politics of Advent. Sundays, December 2-16, 11:15 a.m., Witherspoon Parlor. Dr. Joshua Yoder leads this class looking at how each gospel tells the story of Jesus’ birth, as well as our traditional Advent season readings, and explores how the early church understood their relationship to the world.

Weekday/Saturday Classes

Women’s Coffee Cup Bible Study. Wednesdays from September - May, 10:00 a.m., Gloucester Room. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen leads our study. A weekly study for women of all ages. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen and guest teachers lead discussions of Different Faith Practices and their origins in scripture. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Men’s Study Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, September - May, 10:00 a.m., Converse House. Led by Paul MacMurray. Men of all ages invited. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horizons Bible Study. First Wednesday, September - May, 10:30 a.m., Rosemont Presbyterian Village. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Confirmation for Adults. Thursdays Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, 7:00 p.m., Gloucester Room. Together we wrestle with the questions that Presbyterians are asked to answer as followers of Christ anytime we commit ourselves to be active members of a church. Class led by the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday Morning Men’s Group. Saturdays, September - June, 7:00 a.m., Converse House Parlor, which is accessed via the ramp in the Ministries Center and is next to the Church library. All ages are invited to join for fellowship and lively discussions “beyond the water cooler” on topics of interest to men, such as relationships with parents, spouses, and children. All discussions are confidential. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Forum

The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Community Forum Distinguished Speaker Series began in 1997 in conjunction with our congregation’s 125th anniversary. The forums were endowed by the Anna and Herbert H. Middleton, Sr. Fund of our church Foundation and have been offered as a service to the community at large. The forums are free and open to the public. The format is a 45-minute presentation followed by a time for questions.

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