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.

Come for a special combined Sunday class, Sept. 19, 9:30 am in Elliott Hall. Dr. Mark Roberts, Flourishing in the Third Third. 

Fall 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 and/or in-person. They are designed to help you, wherever you are in your spiritual journey, take steps toward Jesus in a life-transforming way.



Know What You Believe

Sundays, Oct. 3–31 | 11 am–12:15 pm | Room J (Hunt Center, Floor 2) and Online
Led by Walter Teter and Steve McLean

What do we believe as Christians? On the one hand, most of us would have no trouble answering that question. We believe in the Bible and Jesus and the church, etc. But what exactly do we believe about the Bible and Jesus and the church, etc.? And how are Presbyterians different from other Christian denominations? Using Paul Little’s classic book "Know What You Believe", this class will take a look at the “essentials” of the Christian faith so that we are more grounded in what we believe. So, register, get a copy of the book and read the first two chapters for October 3.

Register for Essentials

Flourishing in the Third Third

Preparing for Your Future

Sundays, Oct. 17–Nov. 21 | 7:30–8:45 pm | Room K and Zoom

“Flourishing in the Third Third of Life” is the result of a partnership between HP Pres and the Max De Pree Center for Leadership at Fuller Seminary. It will be taught via satellite by Dr. Mark Roberts, Senior Strategist for the De Pree Center, who is heading up the center’s effort to serve adults in the third third and their churches. The course will cover the biblical foundations of flourishing, the surprising impact of relationships, the unexpected power of remembering, and the transforming influence of purpose and calling.
Many of you may know Mark as the past Senior Director of Laity Lodge or for his writings in the Life for Leaders daily email devotional. IIf you’d like to learn more about Mark and his work, check out the De Pree Center. Mark is excited about this course and says “I’m so grateful for our partnership with HP Pres. This collaboration is producing a course that will really help older adults to thrive as they live full, fruitful lives. It will also help the church to seize the incredible potential represented by third third adults who are living into the promise of Psalm 92, producing fruit ‘even in old age’.” 


Spiritual Authority Cohort

Meets monthly In-person
9:30 am–12 pm in the Alexander Hall

Sundays; 10/10/21, 11/7/21, 12/5/21, 1/9/22, 2/13/22, 3/6/22, 4/10/22
Led by Josh Peck and Staff

This growth course is designed to encourage, empower, and bless men and women with practical prayer tools that allow them to step into their spiritual authority in their homes, workplace, neighborhoods, and beyond.

Register today to join us for a 7-month experiential prayer training that allows followers of Jesus to fully discover their identity as sons and daughters of the King and, through specific prayer tools, experiment with the spiritual authority that comes with that identity.

“Taking this class deepened my intimacy and connection with God through prayer in incredibly unexpected ways. Free from my own anxiousness and worry, I felt both emboldened and at peace in knowing that God is in control and our true authority.” –Vance Shull

Register for Spiritual Authority Cohort


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Discipleship Coordinator