“The gifts [Christ] gave were … to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-12
Whether in Sunday morning discussions, Small Group and Bible Study explorations, or spiritual reflection in Fellowship, we invite you to join us in deep learning. Presbyterians have always addressed people’s minds to stir hearts and souls and to equip the saints for the work of ministry.
We have a multitude of goals for adults in our church:
- form and mature your Christian faith
- increase your knowledge of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit
- learn the biblical story and other stories that enliven faith
- examine avenues that challenge and shape witness to the gospel – mission and outreach opportunities, peace and justice work, music and the arts
- tend to your relationship with God and God’s world, and
- ask the hard questions you haven’t yet found the right place to express
Prepare to be fed. Prepare to be challenged. Prepare to be sent.
Joyce MacKichan Walker
Minister of Education
Every Sunday we have one or two engaging classes. Join us for this Sunday’s line-up.
Take a look at this month’s upcoming classes. The class schedule is posted monthly to News.
Miss a class? Visit the archives to hear previous classes.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42.
For adult members and friends of Nassau Church, Small Groups offer a structured opportunity for deep connection based on faith and a desire to live a life of discipleship.
With roots in the New Testament, a Small Group is a band of 6-12 individuals who meet regularly (weekly is usual) to discuss a Bible story or a book chapter, share joys and concerns, pray for one another, and send each other in ministry. We aim primarily to deepen our relationships with God and with one another. Participating in a Small Group provides opportunities for members to notice, discuss, and participate in God’s work in the world.
Small Groups are held in the Fall and during Lent. Schedules are posted to News in September and January.
See the latest Small Group program.
“Every scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for showing mistakes, for correcting, and for training character, so that the person who belongs to God can be equipped to do everything that is good.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (CEB)
The Bible is at the core of our faith. Join us for formation and transformation as we read the Bible in context and in conversation. Expect a new or renewed relationship with God and deep change.
In-depth Bible Study
Meeting on Sunday mornings (September to May), this group examines I Corinthians verse-by-verse and wrestles with doctrinal and ethical issues in conversation with our “founding pastor,” Paul. George Hunsinger, Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, leads this study. See This Sunday for the time and location.
Men’s Breakfast Bible Study
An open invitation is extended to all men at Nassau Church. They meet every Friday morning from 7:30 to 8:30AM in the Assembly Room from September to May and take turns bringing juice, cereal, and pastries. Participants help lead the discussion, which is often on the upcoming sermon title and scripture texts.
David Boyd (732-940-9442; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Early Bird Women’s Bible Study
Read and study the Bible and books about the Bible. This group meets on Friday mornings at 7:00 AM throughout the year in members’ homes for a light breakfast. By 8:00 AM all are on their way to work or home.
Doodie Meyer (609-275-9647)
Lynne Seidel (609-737-0997)
Parents’ Bible Study
While young children’s choir programs are in session, parents gather on Wednesday evenings to study the biblical passage their children will learn in Church School the coming Sunday. For details, see the Partnering with Parents page.
Presbyterian Women’s Circles
Join a Presbytery group of women using the Horizons Bible study, An Abiding Hope: The Presence of God in Exodus and Deuteronomy, at the Kingston Presbyterian Church on the third Thursday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Bring a sandwich. Each year Presbyterian Women follow this study in circle meetings.
We have a number of groups that meet for fellowship, fun, and mutual encouragement.
Check out current groups on the Fellowship Groups page.