Christian Education

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness ..."—2 Timothy 3:16

DPC provides a range of opportunities for children, teens and adults to deepen their connection to Christ through classes held Sunday mornings from 9:45 am to 10:30 am and other programs.

children

Darnestown Presbyterian Church cherishes our youth, and programming for children from kindergarten through 5th grade includes Sunday School classes and an assortment of fun activities. They can participate in most areas of the worship — including Sunday services through our Children's sermon — and they're always welcome to spend time in our Library on Sundays.

Teens

Youth programming at Darnestown Presbyterian Church is geared toward young people in grades 6-12. Youth programming includes Sunday School classes and fun organized youth group activities, although youth participate in most areas of the worship, ministry and mission of DPC as well. Youth are also invited to spend time in our Library on Sundays. 

The goals for youth programming at Darnestown Presbyterian Church are:

  • To call young people to be disciples of Jesus Christ
  • To respond to the needs and interests of young people
  • To work together, youth and adults, in partnership
  • To be connected to the whole church, community and the world
  • To include all young people, reaching out and inviting them to belong to the community of faith.

Adults

DPC provides a range of opportunities for adults to deepen their connection to Christ. Adult Christian Education Classes are held Sunday mornings from 9:45 am to 10:30 am with a series of classes throughout the year ranging from the study of Scripture to book club-type discussions. Our mission with Adult Education is to grow discipleship and help to take our faith into our everyday life. These classes are designed to offer something for everyone - whether you approach your faith from the head or from the heart.

In addition, DPC offers a weekday Bible study for adults, a women's weekday study called the Mary Lydia Circle, and an annual new member class designed to cover the basics of Presbyterianism. DPC supports the Reformed Institute which also provides opportunity for further study in the tradition of John Calvin.  From time to time, additional classes are proposed by members, and implemented to serve particular interests of the Congregation.  The Mothers' Bible Study is a good example of such a class.  We are always interested in ideas for Christian Education classes - please share your ideas with a Pastor.

In addition, all members are encouraged to pursue a program of self-study to encourage individual spiritual growth.   For ideas, see Self Study.

Reformed Institute

Please Check out the current offerings at:www.reformedinstitute.org