School of Christian Learning (SCL)

The Adult Ministry helps us build relationships with one another and explore our faith within the spiritual community.
The School of Christian Learning (SCL) provides intellectual and spiritual inquiry as part of strengthening Christian faith among our congregants. Adult Ministry also oversees our Spiritual Life Retreat and the Small Groups that meet regularly to promote spiritual growth and fellowship.
Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:15 in the Garden Room for interesting and thought-provoking SCL classes!
Upcoming classes/events
December 3, 10 & 17
“Imagining Incarnation: The Birth Stories Yesterday and Today”
Jeff and Judy Siker will do a three week course on the Nativity stories. 
Join the Rev. Drs. Judy and Jeff Siker as we imagine the birth of Jesus both as the earliest Christians saw it, and how we might see it anew.
“Imagining Incarnation: The Birth Stories Yesterday and Today”
“Come one, come all,” to a three-week series at BPC on the birth stories of Jesus, then and now. We will explore the birth stories of Matthew and Luke, among other early Christian birth narratives, and also imagine how best to tell this age-old story in our time and place.”
Yes, you will have to work past the Angel Store to get to the Garden Room, but you can do your shopping before and after, depending on what Worship service you plan to attend and enjoy the music of Advent.
No class on December 24. Merry Christmas!
December 31, January 7 & 14
“The Fellowship:
The Influence of the Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Their Friends on Our World”
Please note the start time of 8:45 am on December 31 only!
Eric David will lead a three-week course on the Inklings writers group.
The Inklings were one of the most influential writing groups of the 20th century, not only for their popular works of fantasy, but also for their works of Christian apologetics and their penetrating analyses of literary masterpieces. Centered in Oxford, there were more than a dozen men in the group who changed the course of religious, spiritual, literary and, most recently, cinematic history. Join us for this three-week series that will focus on the group as a whole the first week, and then take a closer look at the two most famous members, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and finally a class on how the two World Wars influenced their lives and works.
January 21, 28 & February 4
February 18, 28 & March 4, 11