Adult Education

Connect, Learn, Grow

GP Grow 

Greater Portland is committed to helping people follow Jesus together. GP Grow is an educational opportunity intended to help you follow Jesus and to equip you to help others follow him. We hope to offer two or three terms of GP Grow over the course of a year. Each term will be six to nine weeks and offer several class options, each of which will benefit your life and ministry with Jesus.

Stay tuned for information on the next term.

Sunday Adult Classes 

Adult classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15am. Their purpose is to exalt Jesus and to keep Him at the center of our lives. Our desire is to equip and encourage people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. It is also an opportunity for people to connect in a smaller setting beyond the large church gathering.

We have ongoing classes that meet throughout the year as well as four to six-week elective classes to help people know Him better, understand and apply the Word to everyday living and to learn life skills for living in the family of Jesus as well as in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces and community. 

No registration is necessary for our Sunday classes unless otherwise noted. You are welcome to simply show up any Sunday and give them a try. We certainly hope you do!

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"Another Gospel?" A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity

Hosted by Connection Point
Taught by Don Westerberg
Deschutes Room

Beginning on September 12, we will start a new study, using the book by Alisa Childers entitled, Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity.

Alisa grew up in a deeply committed Evangelical family, and from a very early age embraced Jesus wholeheartedly. But in her young adulthood, she and her husband joined a church that she felt initially reflected their faith in a powerful way. Her own zeal for Christ easily identified her as a devout parishioner to her pastor. This prompted a special invitation from him to join a new small study group that he was forming for an intense “seminary-like” training that was to last for four years.

She was excited to start this journey with a small group of “serious” students who wanted to go deeper in their understanding of Christianity. However, four months into the study, she found herself finding more questions than answers, and a disturbing crisis in her own faith. The study, rather than bolstering her understanding of Scripture, was designed to erode everything she believed. And the pastor admitted that he, himself, was a “hopeful agnostic”.

Discouraged and disillusioned, she left that church and started her own journey of seeking to reconstruct the faith that she knew, but had felt little compulsion to understand the reasons why she had believed it.

She makes us aware of the kind of “progressive Christianity” that has crept into the Evangelical movement that actually espouses a “different gospel” than “the faith once delivered to the saints”. (Jude 3) In this very personal testimony of her own crisis of faith, she helps us not only think through our own reasons for believing what we do, but also points the way for us to help others who might be going through their own struggles.

Ephesians

Hosted by: The Come and See Class
Taught by Dick Middlebrooks
Mt. Bachelor/Mt. Hood Room

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ...I therefore...entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called. (Eph 1:3, 4:1)

Join us as we unwrap and realize the astonishing gift of each of these blessings described in the book of Ephesians and how they equip us, as the unified church, to live out God's eternal purposes.

God the Magnificent Creator

Beginning October 3
Facilitated by Dave Galvin
Portland Room

“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works and wonderful deeds among all the peoples.” Ps. 96:3 (AMP) Through DVD's and special speakers, this class will explore the wonders of God's creation and the evidence that supports the book of Genesis as true history. This class will also answer questions and provide scientific information that our youth need to meet challenges to their faith. 

Class Schedule

Week 1 - October 3
Class Introduction
DVD movie: "The Noah Interview"
Produced by The Ark Encounter

Week 2 - October 10
Show DVD lecture: "It's a Great Time to be a Christian"
Lecture by Richard Fangrad

Week 3 - October 17
Show DVD "Darwinism: Massacred by the Monarch" butterfly
Lecture by Dr. Thomas Kindell

Week 4 - October 24
Special Speaker: Steve Hayley, Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences
Subject: Massive Volcano and Flood Evidence in Oregon

Week 5 - October 31
DVD lecture/film: "Is Genesis History?" Chapters 1-8
Hosted by Dr. Del Tackett

Week 6 - November 7
DVD lecture/film: "Is Genesis History?" Chapters 9-16
Hosted by Dr. Del Tackett

Week 7 - November 14
DVD documentary: "How Big Is God"
Producer: 4thdayalliance

Week 8 - November 21
Special Speaker: Kieth Swenson, Adjunct professor Natural Sciences at Multnomah University
Subject: Global Biological Recovery Following Noah's Flood

Week 9 - November 28
DVD Lecture: "Creation Not Confusion"
Part 1: "Pinpointing the Problem"
Speaker: Gary Bates

Week 10 - December 5
DVD Lecture: "Creation Not Confusion"
Part 2: "Using the Tools of Truth"
Speaker: Gary Bates

Week 11 - December 12
TBD

Week 12 - December 19
TBD

Week 13 - December 26
TBD

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