"Spiritual Formation: A Process of Being Conformed to the Image of Christ for the Sake of Others" - Mulholland
Adult Learning opportunities at First Pres seek the renewal and transformation of the saints of the church so that they are equipped for the work of ministry. “Learning” is not an end in itself, but a tool that helps to shape and form us in the image and likeness of Christ.
At First Pres, you will find opportunities to gather in small, mid-sized and larger groups as places that encourage spiritual formation. Classes occur primarily on Sunday mornings during our “Common Hour” (10-11am), and on Thursday nights as part of our Thursday Night Live program. In addition, throughout the year there are special one-time retreats, lectures, and educational programs that supplement our Sunday and Thursday opportunities.
Our prayer is that as you deepen your knowledge of scripture, your understanding of spiritual disciplines and practices, your grasp of the history and trajectory of the church, and the manifold needs of God’s beloved world, you will “no longer be conformed to the pattern of this world, but… transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you will be able to discern… God’s good and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2).