Adult Formation

Part of growing deeper in Christ is committing to personal study and spiritual conversations with others. Our Adult Formation ministry gives you opportunities to take what you read, learn, and hear in worship and turn it into a faithful and compassionate way of living.

We know getting across Charlotte during the week can be difficult, so we use a combination of virtual and in-person gatherings to make it easy for you.

Classes and Studies

Rather than just providing information, our classes and programs create experiences that engage and transform our hearts and actions. Time together as a community nurtures us personally and encourages us to pour out the love of Christ to all.

During the school year we offer classes that focus on scripture, theology, and/or discipleship every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. You can join these classes in-person at our church or online via Zoom.

During the week, Bible studies and small groups meet weekly at various times and places. Pathways to Discipleship, an online database of resources, provides materials to further your studies and recordings of past classes.

Sunday School

Passages Sunday School

Sundays September-May

Start Time: 9:45 am

End Time: 10:45 am

Location: In person in S203 | Zoom:

Biblically and theologically based lessons and discussions in this class help all ages of adults respond to the call to live faithfully in the world today. Topics include scriptural study, theology, mental wellness, and outreach. Syllabus for the spring Adult Sunday School spring 2024 info for website. Register for Zoom:

September 8 – October 13 – Ephesians – This fall, the Reverends John & Becky Hart will teach on the New Testament letter to Ephesus. In the book, the Apostle Paul lifts us up to the highest heights for a cosmic overview of how all history has led to one world-changing moment: the birth of Jesus Christ. After taking us 30,000 feet up, Paul then dives down into how this great news impacts the nitty-gritty of human relationships. All are welcome to join the Passages Class as we soar from the heights to messy human confusion with the Apostle Paul.

October 6 – Global Mission Sunday – Rev. Dr. Adrian Bird

October 20 – November 3 – Who are we as God’s people? Being defined by God’s vision rather than the noisy world that tries to define us. – Rev. Pen Peery

If you would like to view First Presbyterian’s Sunday School Classes from the preceding two years, click below.
Pathways to Discipleship –

Sunday School

The Bible Class

Sundays September-May

Start Time: 9:45 am

End Time: 10:45 am

Location: P206

Classes will resume on September 8.

Each week this class features a scripture-based lesson to enrich biblical understanding and a discussion to facilitate connection to the scripture and each other. Together, we hope to help make the Bible accessible and applicable to our daily lives. This class is designed for those in their early 20s to mid 40s, but all are welcome.

Small Group

20s on Tuesdays


Start Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Various Locations

Young adults in their early to mid 20s will gather for an open discussion on faith and the Christian life.  More information 

Small Group, Bible Study

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Tuesdays September-May

Start Time: 11:30 am

End Time: 1:00 pm

Location: via Zoom every week and in P206 on the first Tuesday

Resumes September 12th.

Inspired by writers such as Richard Rohr, Amy-Jill Levine, Barbara Brown Taylor, Greg Boyle, and Jonathan Sacks, this group seeks a profound awareness of God’s presence and revelation in Jesus Christ that leads us to greater compassion for others. Book topics include scriptural study, theology, ethical living, and spirituality. All are welcome.

Small Group, Bible Study

Thursday Morning Men’s Bible Study

Thursdays September-May

Start Time: 7:30 am

End Time: 8:30 am

Location: Zoom

Resumes September 21st.

This is a Bible study in the purest sense of that word. Our primary focus and the question that guides our scriptural reading is how a particular passage shapes our daily living. New participants are always welcome.

Small Group

FPC Dads Connect


Location: Various Locations

This informal fellowship group is for fathers of children ages birth to fifth grade. Organized and led by dads, Mark Caldwell and Wilson McCrory, the group meets periodically at various locations around town. To request more information about the group and upcoming events, click here.


“Pathways to Discipleship” | Additional Resources


We offer a database of additional resources so you can continue your education whenever it’s convenient for you. Resources include recordings of past classes and resources to read or listen to.

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