Adult Sunday School
At AVPC, our Sunday Schools are set up by communities - Acton Hall, Fellowship Hall, Pilgrims Community, Women's Bible Study, and College & Career. Each group is led by one or more teachers (often elders from that community) in a study each quarter. The Session encourages you to settle into a community where you are most comfortable. Once you have made that determination, we urge you to stay in that community to continue to develop relationships. It is our conviction that Christian growth, learning and nurture occur most effectively in the context of on-going relationships. Teachers and topics with rotate between communities, so if you have a favorite teacher or topic, wait a bit. It is likely to come to your community where you can learn in conjunction with your friends. Please see our map for more information on room locations.
Pastor's Class (meets in Library)
This class provides a “next step” for our visitors who might have an interest in learning more about our church, our teachings, our pastor and his wife. Every class begins with an informal question and answer time designed to deal with questions that may arise during a sermon, or just common questions people have about Christianity. The curriculum is flexible so you can join at any time. Join us any Sunday, but note that there will be no Pastor’s Class in April and May, 2017.
Taught by Brad Allison
Fellowship Hall Community - Pilgrims Community - Acton Hall Community
All of our adult Sunday School Communities will be studying the same topic during this April-May term, chapters 1-11 of the Westminster Confession of Faith. This is our Confession as Presbyterians, describing in summary fashion what we believe the Bible is all about. We will attempt to take a practical approach to this, showing the relevance and application of this 17th century document to 21st century American evangelicals. Our plan is to devote every spring term for the next three years to this topic, working through the entire Confession during that time. It is appropriate that we begin this in 2017 when we mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church on October 31, 1517. The primary teachers will be:
Acton Hall Community – Michael MacCaughelty
Fellowship Hall Community – Brad Allison
Pilgrim’s Community – Luis Orteza
Women's Bible Study (meets in Room E-6)
This community continues to meet for Bible study and prayer. Any woman from any walk of life is welcome.
Taught by Martha Darden
College/Career Community - Topic TBD (meets in Mezzanine Room)
Taught by TBD