Adult Education


We take seriously the importance of learning and growing in God’s Word and in faith. We offer a full range of adult classes on Sunday morning, weekly Bible study groups, and seasonal workshops that enable adults to explore the Bible in depth and apply their faith in life. For all those seeking more maturity and depth in their faith – come grow with us!

Sunday Mornings

Faith Trek (Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; Place: Library, first floor, center building, alley side) – Faith Trek is a small group of CCPC adults who are curious about their faith and the world, and want to explore both in the company of a circle of friends. The circle expands easily, and we would be delighted to have you join us. On Sept. 15 the group will begin a new book: a discussion of “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief” by Francis S. Collins. Contact Margaret Chan (301-656-5034) with questions or to secure a copy of the book. Please feel free to drop by on any Sunday.

Open Forum (Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; Place: Geneva Hall, second floor, education building, street side) – The Open Forum offers a forum for the discussion of a variety of topics on the intersection of faith and life.

The Bible in Context Class (Time: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.; Place: Room 350-B, third floor, education building) – Early Christian Creeds: What does it mean to say that Jesus is the Son of God? Since the earliest statement of faith, “Jesus is Lord,” Christians have sought to clarify their faith through personal and corporate creeds and confessions. Come join us as we explore the assertions of two of the earliest affirmations, the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed. All are welcome!

Wednesday Mornings (bimonthly)

The Wednesday Morning Bible Study Group is studying the Book of Job this spring. The group meets twice a month in Geneva Hall, usually on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. More information is available from study leaders Jane Duffield and Grace Hyslop. See you in class!

Additional Classes

FOCUS classes

Inquirer’s Seminar – An Inquirers’ Seminar will be offered on February 9 from 12:00 to 3:45 p.m. in Geneva Hall (Room 250) at CCPC. This session is open not only to those persons who may have decided to become members, but also to persons who are exploring their call to Christian discipleship as members of this congregation. The format for the afternoon following lunch includes a brief overview of the basic history, beliefs, and traditions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as well as an outline of specific opportunities for using your gifts with others in ministry at CCPC. If you are interested in participating in the seminar or know someone who may be interested, please contact Pastor Lynn Jostes to register for the seminar. Come join with the disciples of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church as we discover our gifts, answer our calling, and together serve our Lord.

Symbol of God’s Love: Sacrament Education – In preparation for Worldwide Communion Sunday in the fall and to help our children begin to understand the sacraments of our church, we offer a Sacrament Education opportunity especially for 2nd graders and their families in late September. If you and your family are interested in attending, if you have an older child who has not yet been through this process, or if you think your family would like to do it again, please contact Pastor Lynn Jostes.