Growth Courses
& Adult Sunday Classes

Joining an adult class is a great way to build intergenerational relationships, hear transformative teaching, and discuss important topics. There are two types of classes that we offer: short-term Growth Courses and ongoing Adult Sunday Classes.

Winter 2021 Growth COurses

At Highland Park Pres, our hope is to see all of our church family growing as followers of Jesus. Growth Courses are short-term (4–6 weeks) and will meet over Zoom. They are designed to help you, wherever you are in your spiritual journey, take steps toward Jesus in a life-transforming way.

Be the Bridge Book Discussion

Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation
  • Tuesdays, Jan. 19–Feb.9, 7:30–8:30 pm

Finishing Well

Developing a Kingdom Centered Strategy for our 60’s, 70’s and 80’s
  • Thursdays, Jan. 21–Feb.18, 7–8 pm

The Common Rule Book Discussion

Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction
  • Sundays, Feb. 7–March 7, 7:30–8:30 pm

Spiritual Gifts

Learn how to use your gifts to serve God and those around you.
  • Sundays, Feb. 7–Feb. 28, 7:30–8:30 pm

Spiritual Practices Lab

Exercises to develop spiritual strength.
  • Monthly on Sundays, Feb–June, 9–11 am

Be The Bridge Book Discussion

Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation

Meets online weekly over Zoom
Tuesdays, Jan. 19–Feb. 9 (4 weeks)
7:30–8:30 pm
Led by Jonathan Hicks, Pastor of Discipleship

For many of us, we've felt a renewed desire to learn about God's heart for justice and to take a more active role in being anti-racism in our community, church, and our own hearts.

We'd invite you to join us to read and discuss Latasha Morrison's book, Be the Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation (please plan on purchasing your own copy of the book).

We will read 2-3 chapters each week and be led through discussion and reflection by members of our staff and community.

Reading Schedule:
For January 19 – completed Ch. 1–2
For January 26 – completed Ch. 3–4
For February 2 – completed Ch. 5–7
For February 9 – completed Ch. 8-10

Register for Be The Bridge Book Discussion

Finishing Well

Developing a Kingdom Centered Strategy for our 60’s, 70’s and 80’s

Meets online weekly over Zoom
Thursdays, Jan. 21–Feb. 18 (5 weeks)
7–8 pm
Led by Steve McLean, Pastoral Fellow for Discipleship & Senior Adults

Walter Wright encourages us to think about life in “thirds.” The first third of life (1-30) is primarily about incubation, education, preparation, exploring identity and purpose. The second third (30-60) is dominated by family and work. The third third (60-90) is a relatively new phenomenon that has developed in the last 100 years. Average life expectancy in 1920 was 53 years compared to 78 today. What are we to do with this additional 25 years that we have been entrusted with? Our culture has answers for us, but how do we think about this from the perspective of God’s kingdom?

In Finishing Well we will think about how we can make the greatest contribution to the kingdom of God during this third third of our lives. To do that we will need to revisit questions we may have thought about before including “Who am I?,” “What does my future look like?,” “What am I good at?,” and “What is God doing in my spheres of influence?” 

Register for Finishing Well

The Common Rule

Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction

Sundays, Feb. 7–March 7 (5 weeks)
7:30-8:30 pm on Zoom
Led by Jonathan Hicks, Pastor of Discipleship

For many of us the regular course of our lives often leaves us feeling tired, restless, and distracted. We yearn for the freedom and peace of the gospel, but remain addicted to our technology, shackled by our screens, and exhausted by our routines. What can we do about it? As we enter a new year, it's a great time to re-consider our current (often unconsidered) habits and implement new ones that will shape us more as followers of Jesus. 

We'll be reading, discussing, and practicing the book, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction together over 5 weeks (please plan on purchasing your own copy of the book). Each week of the course there will be a daily and weekly habit that you will experiment with in your life that week and then that we'll debrief in our class.

Register for The Common Rule

Spiritual Gifts

Learn what your gifts are and how to use them to serve God and others

Sundays, Feb. 7–Feb. 28 (4 weeks)
7:30-8:30 pm on Zoom
Led by Emily Scates, Pastoral Resident

The Spiritual Growth Class is a four week exploration of spiritual gifts and learning methods and techniques to deploy your gifts to serve God and those around you.

Register for Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual Practices Lab

Exercises to develop spiritual strength.

Meets on the 1st Sunday, Feb. 7– June 6 (except April 11)
9–11 am on Zoom
Led by Josh Peck, Pastor of Formation

Christians commit to their spiritual training knowing there is a race to be run, a part to play on a team and a mission greater than themselves.  And in time, the spiritual strength of the Christian grows much like an athlete is strengthened through exercises. 

So if you’re interested in getting off the spiritual sofa, so to speak, and what to get moving with us, then this course is a great place to start as we work together to establish rhythms of deep contentment, joy, and confidence in your everyday life God.

Register for Spiritual Practices Lab

Adult Sunday Classes 

Sunday Classes are communities for adults of all ages. No registration is necessary. Come as you are, when you can. If your regular class is not meeting, or you have been thinking of joining one, all classes are open to everyone. Feel free to jump in a Zoom class!

Zoom Tips for Participants

Classes Meeting Online 

Discussion Class (Acts Too)
10 am, Zoom Link

Family Life (40s–70s)
11 am, Zoom Link

Trinity (50s)
10 am, Zoom Link

Bell (60s)
10 am, Zoom Link

Wynne Class (Primarily 60+)
10 am, Zoom Link

Young Adults (20s–30s)
11:15 am, Zoom Link

 

Classes Not Meeting During This Time

Connections
Not Meeting Currently

Journey (40s–50s)
Not Meeting Currently

30s/40s Class
Not Meeting Currently

Westminster
Not Meeting Currently

Questions?

Ask Our Team

Jonathan Hicks
Pastor of Discipleship

Becky Stockum
Administrative Associate for Discipleship