Adult Education & Faith Formation

At Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, we believe that our minds and intellects are gifts from God to be cultivated and nourished as part of faithful living.  We have many opportunities for study, conversation, and enrichment on Sunday mornings and during the week.  All are welcome!

Sunday Mornings

Sunday Adult Education - Faith in Real Life, Faith in Action and Diving Deeper - meet at 9:30am. Contact Pastor Ed for more information.

Faith in Real Life

This weekly gathering for conversation focuses on different issues in our community and world and how we can live out our faith. Every third Sunday join us for Faith in Action as we engage in a hands on project.

We host guest speakers on faith, mission, environmental stewardship, and a great deal more!

Faith in Real Life meets in Fellowship Hall.

  • Sunday, January 19th - Faith in Action
    Join us at 9:30 in Fellowship Hall to make sandwiches for St. Patrick Center, one of the many things we do as a Hunger Action Church. To see other ways we fight hunger, check out the posters in Fellowship Hall this month.

Diving Deeper

This class, led by the pastors and guest teachers, takes a deeper dive.  Exploring the Bible and issues of faith and spirituality, each session builds on the previous weeks.

Diving Deeper meets in the Youth Lounge.

  • Sundays, January 5, 12 & 19 - Spiritual Reflections: Faith Practices for Social Justice Work, Rev. Dr. Vanessa Hawkins
    Join us in Diving Deeper at 9:30am in the Youth Lounge as Rev. Dr. Vanessa Hawkins, our Designated Associate Presbytery Leader, leads us in Diving Deeper. In pursuing social justice, it is always good to know how our lives have been ordered. Our lives have been shaped by certain events and individuals—parents, relatives, teachers, siblings, church leaders, etc. Their influences have shaped us consciously and unconsciously.  Contemplative practices are tools that helps us explore how others have shaped how we see the world and engage it. Over three weeks, we will examine our lives to discover how events, geography, and others have shaped how we understand ourselves, justice, and God. This class will use spiritual writing, guided meditations, and other spiritual practices to explore how one understands justice and the factors that have impacted one’s path as a justice seeker.

One Church One Book

We’re trying something new with One Church One Book this year!  As part of reading our two books, you’re invited to sign up for a small group with whom you’ll read and discuss the book.

You’ll sign up for your small group during August and September.  With your small group, you will all decide 1) which book to read first   2) how often, when, and where to meet.

We suggest each small group commits to a minimum of two meetings per book.  Each group will have an appointed moderator and a study guide to guide their conversation, but we hope your group follows the direction of whatever conversation arises!

You’ll read the first book during October and November, take a break during December, and then reconvene to read the second book during January and February.

On Sunday, March 1 all small groups will gather together (along with individuals who read the book/s independently) for lunch and large group conversation.  

If small groups aren’t your thing, we hope you’ll purchase copies of the books and read them on your own and join us on March 1.

The Books:

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor

Disciple Bible Study

This year DBS will work our way through Isaiah, followed by the four gospels.  We meet on Thursdays from 10-11:30am in the Parlor, beginning on Thursday, September 5th.

All are welcome!

Questions? Contact Diane McCullough.

Presbyterian Women Bible Study

PW meets on Third Tuesdays at 10:30am in the Conference Room.

Women of all ages are invited to join the PW Horizon Bible study God's Promise: I am with you in the WGPC Conference Room. Lunch follows the study.

Questions? Contact Carol Jones.

Third Wednesday Book Study

The Third Wednesday Book Study meets in members' homes on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm for conversation, prayer, and fellowship.  This year we are reading When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity in the Last Days of Rome by Richard E. Rubenstein.

Want to join us? Contact Jan Phillips.

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.