Adult Education

Sunday morning Sunday School, 10:00-10:50 each Sunday between Labor Day and Memorial Day First Presbyterian offers six distinct adult classes each Sunday morning.  Some classes are large, some are small. Some are lecture based, others are more discussion based.  Classes are primarily led by church members who feel called to lead their peers in this way and to grow in faith together.

The Chapel Class and The Skype Class will continue to meet over the summer, while the other Sunday School classes are on break.
Chapel Class
Meets in the Session Room, main building. Studies “The Present Word”, a well- known Bible study. Led by pastors and class members. Contact: Bill Stokes

The Skype Class
Meets in Cameron Center, Boney Hall. Explores “What is the Gospel of God?” by studying Paul’s letter to the churches in Rome. Led by Rev Bob Snell via Skype with class discussion. Contact: Clauston Jenkins

Forum Class
Meets in Room 101, main building. Focuses on Bible study, often with video component followed by discussion. Led by class members. Class begins with refreshments and fellowship and an annual mission project is selected. Contact: Becky Jones

Journey Class
Meets in the Room 305, main building. Studies scripture as it applies to our present day. Video series used. Contact: Barbara Jamison

Meets in Room 300. A class for parents and young adults. Discussions are focused on faith and family. Contact: Pres Davenport

The New Members Class is held 4 times a year during the Sunday education hour and includes history of the church, Presbyterian Polity, church ministries and opportunities for service. It is led by staff and volunteers and is open to visitors and members alike.

Additional Groups and Resources 

Companions in Christ will begin again in late September or early October. We are a small group of women who focus on Bible study, spiritual formation, caring, and sharing. We would love to have others join us. The group meets the second and fourth Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m at the church. We plan to study Bible passages related to the theme “Discovering the Mind of Christ.” Please call Marion Mayes at 910-632-8697 if you have questions or would like to be a part of this study. Companions in Christ is a wonderful and welcoming group, a challenging, open-minded, and helpful study approach, and a good way to discuss our faith. Contact: Marion Mayes

Connecting Women
This is a small group for women of all ages. It is a caring community that nurtures faith through reflecting on the Biblical text for the upcoming Sunday’s sermon. They meet Thursday mornings at 9:15 in room 305. Leader: Ginny Holderness

Monday Morning Bible Study
Meets weekly for 6-10 weeks (depending on the length of the study) in the fall and again in the spring from 9-11am in the church library. There is a facilitator, but class participation is encouraged. Members do a thorough
Biblical study on a specific person or event. Contact:
Sarah Bass

Thursday Morning Bible Study
Meets biweekly at K&W Cafeteria at 8am. The focus is
on a scripture reading for that week. Members alternate leading discussion. Contact: Charley Rodstrom

The Averette Lecture is an endowed annual lecture series at First Presbyterian Church. Each January a well renowned preacher or scholar visits First Presbyterian Church for a weekend.  In addition to offering a lecture, the Averette speaker, preaches at Sunday morning worship services.  This annual lecture provides the First Presbyterian Church family with exposure to issues outside of the Wilmington area and facing the Church today.

Read more about the Averette Lectures.
View recent lectures.

The church offers many opportunities for adults to grow and learn both through the resources on our Adult Education Resources page and here at church. We believe that our Christian Education never ends.  We have never arrived as disciples of Christ but are always learning and growing in our faith and life.