We would love to have you join us for Equipped.

The objective of our Equipped Adult Education Program is to equip participants for the work of ministry. (Ephesians 4:12)

By providing classes and events focused on the study of Scripture, Theology and Church History, as well as Christian Living, Culture and the Arts, Equipped classes allow people at First Pres the opportunity to dig deeper in knowing, loving, and serving our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our regular Equipped class time is Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. (September – May)

In addition to Sunday mornings, because we want to involve our adult education program in the First Pres mission of More Than Sunday, throughout the year, we also offer several special presentations and events scheduled on different days, at various times.

We hope you’ll consider joining us on Sunday mornings or at one of our special programs.

Sunday Mornings

Astronomy, Faith, and Wonder
Class Leader: Dr. Luke Leisman
Sundays, December 3- December 10 2023, 10-10:45am in the Parlor

Class Description

The Psalms proclaim that “the heavens declare the glory of God” – but how so? What can we learn about God from studying the sky? In these classes on faith and astronomy, astronomer Luke Leisman will share a bit of his journey as a Christian and a scientist, and some of the ways he sees the heavens declaring the glory of God. We’ll also discuss conflict between Christian and scientific views and communities, and explore ways thinking about the sky might help us grow closer to God and each other. Come with your questions and pondering!

Dr. Luke Leisman is an astronomer and author, deeply curious about the world, and committed to making it a better place. Currently a research professor at the University of Illinois, Dr. Leisman received his PhD from Cornell University and BS from Calvin University. In addition to searching for hiding galaxies, Dr. Leisman maintains a blog on astronomy’s place in our lives, and enjoys music, kayaking, and hanging out with friends. 

More than Sunday Mornings

Equipped Movie Night – The Banker
Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 4-7pm | Parlor

Class Description

Didn’t make it to our first Equipped Movie Night?

  • We’ll gather in the Parlor
  • Watch The Banker
  • Enjoy a light dinner and challenging discussion

Revolutionary businessmen Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson) devise an audacious and risky plan to take on the racist establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream. Along with Garrett’s wife Eunice (Nia Long), they train a working-class white man, Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult), to pose as the rich and privileged face of their burgeoning real estate and banking empire – while Garrett and Morris pose as a janitor and a chauffeur. Their success ultimately draws the attention of the federal government, which threatens everything the four have built.

This movie is rated PG-13  for some strong language including a sexual reference and racial epithets and smoking throughout.

Register here today! | Popcorn: Free | Dinner: $10 (light dinner and beverages)