Interested in learning more about your faith? Curious about Reformed Theology or our Presbyterian heritage? Thinking about the possibility of accepting a leadership opportunity? Then we have an innovative program just for you.
Our presbytery is offering a School of the Laity with courses three times a year. Each course will be held on two Saturdays and will be taught by Maryville College faculty or area ministers. The cost for each course will be $65, which includes lunch both days. The School of the Laity is available to all lay persons. You may register for any course, even if you have not participated previously, as each course stands alone.
For more information, contact: Elizabeth Wilson: email@example.com
Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, April 13 - Overview of the New Testament, taught by Maryville College professors Bill Meyer and Andrew Irvine. The class will meet on the campus of Maryville College from 9:30am to 3:30pm, with lunch at the cafeteria provided. The cost for this course is $65, and registration is due by February 27 . We are a group of very enthusiastic learners who would love to have you join us.
PET School of the Laity - Course Calendar
You may register for any of these courses even if you didn’t participate previously, as each course stands alone.
First Year (Fall 2012 to Summer 2013)
Fall: Overview of the Old Testament (Sept 29 and Oct 27, 2012 - 9:30 – 3:30)
Taught by Maryville professors Peggy Cowan and Phillip Sherman, this course will provide a solid overview of the literature in the Old Testament.
Spring: Overview of the New Testament (TBD)
Taught by Maryville professors, this course will provide a solid overview of the literature in the New Testament.
Summer: Bible Study for Interpretation and Application (TBD)
Taught by area ministers, this course will give tools and strategies for studying the
Bible in order to apply and share its message.
Second Year (Fall 2013 to Summer 2014)
Fall: Christian Ethics (TBD)
Taught by Maryville professors, this course looks at the various theologies that inform our responses to current issues in the church and society.
Spring: Church History and Thought (TBD)
Taught by Maryville professors, this course provides a broad survey of Christianity’s growth from its birth in Palestine to its presence in our own time.
Summer: Reformed Theology (TBD)
Taught by area ministers, this course explores how we think about God, Scripture, salvation, and a host of other topics, and how this makes us Reformed Christians.