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Spiritual Formation for Adults

We are not meant to remain as children at the mercy of every chance wind of teaching . . .
but we are meant to speak the truth in love, and to grow up in every way into Christ, the head.

Ephesians 4 : 14-15

Sunday morning adult spiritual formation classes use a variety of resources for Bible and topical studies.

  • Intersections Class - (Room 102) - Intersections was formed as a place to question, explore, and learn together. The class has enjoyed both structured and unstructured discussions on faith, theology and other topics, speakers, and video series. There have been comfortable, safe discussions and those which have delved into more intimate talks that reveal a little more. The class regularly plans social events and is committed to service projects like hosting a coffeehouse to raise funds for various projects. All are welcome.
  • Discovery Class - (Room 101) - Open to adults of all ages, the Discovery Class engages participants in progressive Biblical interpretation and how it affects decisions and actions in daily life. Thoughtful and challenging discussions are facilitated by members, pastors or special guests. The class annually prepares a pork and sauerkraut dinner on Super Bowl Sunday to raise funds and members regularly participate in other service projects of the church and community.
  • Seekers Class - (Room 106) - Open to adults of all ages, the Seekers class has an emphasis on life application. Expert presenters bring a wide range of topics regarding justice, peace and holistic living from a Christian perspective.  Some studies coincide with the pastors' sermons or may relate to family or parenting issues.  The group enjoys fellowship activities within and beyond the church setting.
  • Good Shepherd Class (Room 112) - This class uses a discussion format to study from A Guide for Biblical Studies, the Church of the Brethren quarterly that follows the International Sunday School lesson series. This class also shares the needs of class members and the congregation, and devotes time to prayer for these needs and blessings. People of all ages are welcome to join in the discussion of the lesson. This class has the oldest history in our congregation, as it started at the Washington Street church more than 60 years ago.
  • Lafiya Fifth Sunday Forum - In months with five Sundays, all adult Sunday School groups are invited to meet together on the fifth Sunday for a special forum topic. Guest speakers are often invited.
  • Inquirers' Classes are held periodically to provide interested persons with an introduction to the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren congregation, Brethren heritage and beliefs, and our ministries and outreach efforts. These classes are led by our pastors and are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Inquirers' classes are for adults and youth older than 6th grade who are new to the congregation, have decided they want to become a member, or have not decided they want to become a member, but have questions and want to learn more.
  • Special Interest Classes are designed to explore topics such as bible study, coping with grief, parenting, the challenges of single parenting, pop culture and how they intersect with faith. Classes are scheduled periodically and typically last 4-6 weeks.

Register your kids (2016-17)

Parents, please register your kids online for SHINE, BLAZE, Jr. High or Sr. High programs

Contact us

Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
777 South Mount Joy Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717-367-1000 Fax 717-367-6948
info@etowncob.org