Our emphasis is on Christian education, which helps prepares us to serve Christ in the world around us. In addition to weekly services, adults will typically have seven different educational opportunities to choose from on Sunday mornings. Most classes run from September to late May at 9 a.m.
Members and guests alike are encouraged to find a class. If you are new to Shelby Presbyterian, you are invited to visit any and all classes before deciding on the format and topic that best suits your interests and needs.
Children and Youth Sunday School by Ages and Grades
Children and Youth Sunday School for all ages.
New and Prospective Members Class
Meets periodically in Ellis Hall and is taught by Pastor Drew Mangione.
Meets in room 205 upstairs. The class members are younger adults.
Meets in room 201 upstairs. Ben Brooks is the facilitator. The class usually selects a book of the Bible to study in depth. This class is open to men and women of all ages.
Meets in the back parlor (hall behind kitchen.) This class is for men and women of any age. They use The Present Word, which consists of quarterly books that follow a theme that is relevant biblically and theologically to everyday life. These sessions are planned to refresh, strengthen, and deepen faith. Glenn Moore is the contact person for this class.
Ladies’ Bible Class
Meets in the conference room (also in hall behind kitchen.) They also use The Present Word as the basis for study and discussion.
Christian Issues Class
Meets in the narthex parlor. A discussion format is used based on a great variety of topics introduced by books and videos.
Meets in the Upper Room which overlooks Ellis Hall. They study books on spirituality. Open to all adults.
Women in Progress
Meets in the library beside the small chapel. They use a variety of biblical studies and books of interest. This class is for women of all ages.
Additional opportunities for Christian growth which have been offered in the past include:
Advent and Lenten special studies are offered by the Spiritual Life Committee.
The Discipleship Ministry Committee works to provide opportunities for all adults to meet together for special programs presented by visiting speakers, missionaries or visitors from our sister churches.
The Wednesday Night Supper Committee often plans a seasonal or relevant Bible Study program.