Adult Education

At Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, we believe that every individual is on a journey towards the discovery of faith. At whatever point you find yourself, we invite you to join us in making Christian education a vital part of your life’s path.

Throughout the year, we offer classes, lectures and fellowship events for members of our church and community. Programs are designed to communicate excitement in Christian education and to encourage people to gather together in joy as they grow together in Christian faith.


Come follow me and I will make you fishers of mankind.
– Mark 17

Tuesdays
9am

at Harp Hall

Men’s Bible Study

We will approach this Bible Study by focusing on the passage of Scripture on which the Pastor will be preaching the following week. Participants are encouraged to read the passage before coming to class, to pray about it and seek understanding and meaning. What is God saying to us through this passage of Scripture? Participants are encouraged to write down questions raised in their minds and to bring those questions with them to class.

Our goal is to increase excitement for the study of Scripture as well as to create an interesting conversation focused on the Scriptures and contemporary life. It should be interesting to hear from each participant what he or she thinks a passage means, what question it raises in their minds and what is heard in the sermon after studying that passage and hearing it preached. The Men’s Bible Study meets Tuesday morning at 9am October through April.

Sundays
10am

The Jim and Cindy Craig Memorial Sunday School

About 10 years ago Jim & Cindy Craig started a Sunday morning adult Bible study. Throughout the years Jim & Cindy nurtured and loved those who participated and the study grew in numbers as well as in commitments by the participants. It is in Jim & Cindy’s memory that the Education Ministries Team has established the Jim & Cindy Craig Bible Fellowship to be an ongoing and essential part of the adult education program at VPC.

Using a new and timely curriculum, Al Starr will facilitate and lead this class. Study materials will be distributed each week for the following week’s lesson. You don’t have to be present at every class to benefit from it all. We just ask that you come when you can make it. Please join us for coffee, good fellowship and Bible Study. Hope to see you there. Bible Study meets October through April.

2nd & 4th
Wednesday
of each month
9:30am to 11am

Friends in Faith: Women’s Bible Study

“Friends of Faith” is a caring group of women who support one another through study, prayer and friendship as we explore God’s word together. We invite you to join us on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:00 am in Harp Hall. In ouor last study, we explored Grace in a journey through Colossians and Philemon, using “Embracing God’s Grace” by Elizabeth George. Classes will resume in 2018.

Please call Twila Rowe at 239-455-6758 or email twilarowe@aol.com to sign up for our next class or for info.

1st
Wednesday
of each month

Ruth Circle and Seekers Circle
9:30am


Rachel Circle
12:45pm

Presbyterian Women Circle Study Groups

Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church has a rich history of Presbyterian Women’s Circles. VPC’s circles nurture each member’s faith through prayer & Bible study, support the mission of the church locally and worldwide, and promote a warm and caring community of women that strengthens each individual as well as the church as a whole.

Being a member of a Circle is a wonderful way to be connected to the church and experience the warm fellowship and support of other dedicated Christian women. For more info, contact Karen Schulz, 239-353-7380

Wholeness and Health Series

These free health seminar education programs promote wellness by integrating the concepts and practices of faith and health; and to provide seminars and workshops in the area of physical, emotional and spiritual development that minister to the whole person. This year’s programs included challenging and thought provoking issues that we all face. Some of those topics can include: injury prevention, the universal quest for well-being, eating and other swallowing problems, safety with drugs, dimensions of death and dying from legal to medical to theological to memorial services.

Lectures are free and open to the community. Call 239-597-5410 for more information.