Adult Classes

Adult Ed webAt Central, we believe that Christian education is a lifelong journey. In addition to gathering for worship, adults are encouraged to participate in classes on Sunday mornings.



Classes are offered every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with a variety of topics from Bible study, to current issues, to theological questions. Ongoing adult classes with rotating leadership provide learning and fellowship opportunities. 

Special studies are also offered throughout the year.  Each January Central's adult classes meet together for Winter Studies and during the summer months for Summer Series to focus on a specific topic.

Three New Adult Learning Classes Added for Spring
February 7, three new Adult Learning classes will begin
Take This Bread
A multi-experiential learning opportunity to explore Christian hospitality
We will explore these and other questions using a twofold approach:
1) Employing Sara Miles' book as a guide and conversation partner.
2) Together volunteering to serve coffee In the courtyard to our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
 *Because a component of the class will be to serve coffee in the courtyard, after the first week, we will spend the first half of the class in the courtyard (9:30-10) and the second half (10:00-10:30) in the Greene Room for discussion.
Required Text: Take This Bread Author:Sara Miles ($10)
Leader:  Molly McGinnis
February 7 - March 13
9:30 - 10:30   |   The Greene Room
Fearless Dialogues
Dialogues to engage in heartfelt conversations among unlikely partners
Fearless Dialogues is a grassroots initiative that creates space for hard, heartfelt conversations among unlikely partners. Together, we will see gifts in others, hear value in stories, and work for change and positive transformation in and around us.  Once you see, you cannot not see!  Founded by Candler’s Dr. Greg Ellison.
Optional Text: Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men Author: Gregory C. Ellison ($20)
Leader:  Jill Morehouse Lum
February 7 - March 13
9:45   |   The Atrium  For the first Sunday, February 7, please convene in Tull Hall near the entrance to Rand Chapel. )
Southern Lights Southern Shadows: Growing Up in Segregated Mississippi
Here are stories of violence, hatred, fear,and kindness, told in painful detail in the soft, wise voice of an insightful writer. 
Mary Anderson Hill will share her poetry from her chapbook, “Southern Lights, Southern Shadows: Growing up in Segregated Mississippi”, in the brotherhood room. She will read some poems concerning her life in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s (I am as old as dirt) and we can discuss them together both for their content then and for how these might relate to our lives today.  Our 'text' will be the chapbook, which will be available for purchase onsite.
Optional Text: Southern Lights Southern Shadows: Growing Up in Segregated Mississippi Author: Mary Anderson Hill ($13)
Leader:  Mary Anderson Hill
February 21 & 28
9:45   |  The Brotherhood Room