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Adult Education

Christian education is a lifelong pursuit at Old South. We believe that until God brings all we know to its final fulfillment, there will be more for us to discover about God, about ourselves, and about the world. Further, we believe that the world needs Christians who are well-educated, thoughtful, faithful, and formed by long engagement with the Bible and the best scholarship of the day, so we try to keep our minds and hearts limber, delighted, and open by frequent exercise.

Weekly book groups and Bible studies, special Advent and Lenten series, workshops, lectures, and of course preaching in worship are all cornerstones of the adult education program at Old South. Want to learn more? Check out the options listed below and then don’t hesitate: dive right in!

For a complete listing of this month's adult education opportunities, view the monthly calendar.

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The Christian life is best shared. While a diverse community, with one heart we hold space for each and all. We eat together, swap pointers on parenting, sing, study, serve, grow up and grow old among friends. We practice loving God with wholeheartedness and constancy – and...
Old South runs a two-year Confirmation program for students in grades 8 through 10.  This program guides young people in exploring their faith and prepares them to consider affirming their faith through the rite of confirmation.  The class meets Sundays at 11:00 AM.
These high-investment studies seek to transform their participants into Disciples through studying the Bible. They range from overviews of large sections of the Bible to in-depth studies of particular books and require regular weekly attendance and daily homework and prayer....
A team of some of the most gifted writers and pastors in the United Church of Christ—including Associate Minister John M. Edgerton (see below)—send you the Stillspeaking Daily Devotional, a short email devotional of scripture, reflection, and prayer to help you hear God where...
Embark on a journey of spiritual deepening. We will read together Practicing Our Faith, edited by Dorothy Bass, and discuss a different theme from the text each week over a homemade soup and bread lunch. Books are available at the Front Desk for $15. To help us plan, please RSVP...
Prepare to experience worship more deeply by studying and reflecting on the day’s preaching text(s). These sessions are led by Old South clergy, who challenge us to break open God’s word and explore how it speaks to us and the world we live in.  Meets Sundays at 10:00 AM.
The Theological Book Group meets each week to discuss the text that the group has chosen. The texts have varied from dense theological writings to simple memoirs. Members take turns facilitating the discussion of the week’s reading. Books are available at the Front Desk; contact...