Adult Education

christiancornerClasses for adults are offered during the Sunday School time and during Wednesday Night activities. Classes are usually short-term (six to eight weeks). If you would like to facilitate a class, please contact the church office at office@rockfordumc.org or 616-866-9515.

Sunday Morning Classes (Sept – May) – 10:00 -10:50 am

Stained Glass Class: Studying the Book of Revelation

Sunday Mornings 10-10:50 am in the Fellowship Hall under the stained glass windows.  Led by Jeff Birkhold.

We invite you to explore the revelation of Jesus Christ and the glorious consummation of His Kingdom to come.

“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”— Revelation 1:3

The Second Half of Marriage: Facing the Challenges of the Empty-Nest Years. 

Sunday Mornings 10-10:50 am in the Wesley Room.  Led by Greg & Joy Jones. 

Your children are gone or leaving soon. It’s time to focus once again on your own future and especially on your marriage. What’s in store for the second half? The Second Half of Marriage will challenge you to create a vision for the rest of your life together — and inspire you to make that vision a reality.

See below The Parables of Jesus for more info.

Wednesday Evening Classes  (Sept – May) 6:25-7:40pm

Woman’s Group Studying Chase,  By Jennie Allen: Getting Over Our Fears, Flaws, and Failures to Live Bold and Free.  Meeting upstairs in room 205

We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind.

A man after God’s own heart… As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David’s example we’ll discover what God really wants from us.

Sundays: Led by Scott & Laura Pitcher      Wednesday Nights: Led by Pastor Ken

24 Hours that Changed the World By Adam Hamilton

Drawing on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible, Hamilton takes us to the Holy Land and provides a deeper understanding of the most amazing day in history. We visit the sites where those earth-shaking events took place, and we walk where Jesus walked along the road that led to the pain and triumph of the cross.

It’s not too late to sign up!  We will begin this 6 week study the week of March 5th  (You may join the Sunday & Wednesday groups at any time)

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Thursday Night Women’s Small Group 24 Hours that Changed the World By Adam Hamilton

Drawing on insights from history, archaeology, geography, and the Bible, Hamilton takes us to the Holy Land and provides a deeper understanding of the most amazing day in history. We visit the sites where those earth-shaking events took place, and we walk where Jesus walked along the road that led to the pain and triumph of the cross.

It’s not too late to sign up!  This is a 6 week study beginning March 9 at 7pm

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Music Opportunities

If you enjoy making a beautiful noise you can join either our Hand Bell Choir or our Chancel Choir.  It is open to adults and students starting at 9th grade.  Practice is Wednesday evenings and the Chancel Choir sings at most Sunday 8:45 services, and the Hand Bell Choir plays a handful of times throughout the year.  Contact Val, our Music Director, at 616-866-9515.

In addition to adult classes,  please see our other education opportunities.