Adult Education Classes
Adult Education Classes at the Cathedral are one way to be introduced to spiritual topics led by experienced teachers or pastors. Classes are offered on Sunday mornings and throughout the week to offer opportunities to grow theologically as well as examine specific issues and practices related to faith.
The Seekers – an Adult Sunday Class for 30 and 40 somethings
Are you seeking a family within our church family? Want to deepen your relationship with God alongside fellow seekers? This new class for “Thirty and Forty Somethings” meets on Sundays at 10am and will include a mix of Bible study, guest speakers and a quarterly service project. We will also plan for a variety of social events together outside of class. Whether you’re single or married, new to the faith or an “old hat,” we hope you’ll join us as we seek to enhance our spiritual journeys.
Leaders: Joe Bankard — Location: Bishop’s Lounge
The Wesley Class – an Adult Sunday Class for people over 65
The Wesley Class, organized by the participants, is a Sunday school class for adults 65 and over which facilitates Christian based learning and an opportunity for fellowship during a 60 minute session. Our group inspired goal is to provide a welcoming place to experience God’s presence and to deepen our understanding of faith, church organization, mission and service to others through a variety of teachers, mediums, topics, and activities.
Leaders: Tom and Joanna Walton, Linda Anthony, Mary Wagers, Gene and Nancy Dillner — Location: Olivet Room
Bible Study Applicable for Today
This class meets weekly to explore and discuss Adult Bible Studies. Various books of the bible are discussed – you are welcome to be part of this class any time!
Dates: ongoing — Time: 10-10:55am
Leaders: Audrey Lawrence — Location: Upstairs Conference Room
Bible Study with Pastor Duane
A verse by verse study of the Gospels
Dates: ongoing– Time: 7:00-8:00pm
Location: FUMC- Olivet Room
A Guided Tour of the Bible
Join this Tuesday morning group as they use Philip Yancey’s study, “A Guided Tour of the Bible.” This study is a guide-assisted tour of the Bible’s highlights, the the goal of presenting the underlying story or “plot.”
MORNING Tuesdays: April 2nd – May 28th – Time: 9:30-10:30am
Facilitator: Bob Richards — Location: Olivet Room
Ashes to Fire: From Easter to Pentecost
Join Pastor Duane Anders on a devotional journey through the post-Easter biblical encounters with Christ and the events of Pentecost.
Facilitator: Duane Anders
Surprised by Hope: Global Mission Speaker Series
Join us for three consecutive Wednesday evenings to hear about our partners in global mission. From Africa, to Guatemala, to Peru, God is using these individuals and our church as the hands and feet of Christ. Come and hear their inspiring stories of hope and progress, and learn ways you can be involved in global efforts to end extreme poverty, either here in Boise or abroad!
Facilitators: Phyllis Johnson, Founder and President of BD imports, Rev. Sue Owen and Rev. Jim Monroe, missionaries in Maua, Kenya, and others
Nicky Gumbel a former attorney and atheist, became an Anglican Vicar after experiencing the transformational grace of Christ. The Alpha Course is a series of video talks given by Gumbel who delivers foundational truths in an engaging, sympathetic and low key presentation. If you haven’t explored your beliefs in a while – this 10 week course is a powerful way to rediscover your Christian faith.
Facilitator: Jere Robertson
Location: Olivet Room
Great Figures of the New Testament
This class, led by Sue Saldin, will use the lecture series by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine whose focus on historical context, interpretations within the Christian tradition, and literary aspects of the text allows each of us to explore and develop meaningful interpretations for our faith journeys. A study guide will be available for purchase for approximately $8.
Start Date: Wednesday mornings, Sept. 26th 9:30-11:00 — Location: FUMC Bishop’s Lounge
Facilitated by: Sue Saldin email@example.com
Women’s Bible Study
Join other women in Bible study with topics ranging from Women of the bible, to sermon series study and discussion. Join us in opportunities to connect with other women of our church and grow in your faith! Currently studying “Finding Balance: Loving God with Heart and Soul, Mind and Strength.”
THURSDAYS ongoing– Time: 9:30-11:00am
Leader: Annie Rutz — Location: M-2
Bible Study with Pastor Duane
A verse by verse study of the gospels
Location: Papa Joe’s Cup of Joe (1301 S. Capital Blvd, across from BSU)