Adult Activities


Welcome to Adult Ed at GPC!

One of the three pillars of GPC’s mission is to educate and equip each generation for Christian discipleship. The Adult Education program affords an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and meet new friends as we discuss, share, and educate one another in a small group atmosphere.

The program is a 4-part series of core, educational curriculum, designed by GPC for our diverse community of faith:


Life in Christ

An interactive exploration of what it means to follow Jesus. This small-group-oriented course in the basics of discipleship is for current GPC members and those considering becoming members of our congregation.

Life in the Body

Continuing the small group discussions, focusing on coming together for fellowship, study, prayer and share time, and building relationships in our local and global community.


Life in the Spirit

Identifying our spiritual gifts, learning how God is calling us to implement those gifts as adults, and discussing God’s purpose and plan for each of us.

Life in the Word

An introduction to the Bible, Bible study, and the role it has in our everyday life as modern disciples.
In addition to the core curriculum, other ongoing courses are offered:
  • Christian Classics
  • The Bible as a Whole
  • The Present Word




Mondays, February 22 – March 29, 2021, on Zoom at 7:00 p.m.

with Rev. Roy Howard

What wine pairs well with this meal? The assumption is that some wines match up well with some meals to bring all the delightful tastes to their fullness. So it is with the study of scripture. Some books/letters seem to pair well to bring forth insight into God’s living Word. It also allows for experimenting with various pairings to evoke new tastes, new understanding, and new insights.
A study of the prophets seems an excellent pairing with the Book of James. We will listen for how one speaks to the other, enhancing our understanding of both and encouraging our faithful practice in the world.
Beginning on the first Monday in Lent, we will study the prophets, using From Judgment to Hope by esteemed biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann. As with new wine and meal pairings, I encourage you to join us in the adventure of learning, discovering new insights, and gaining courage for faithful discipleship in the way of Jesus.
From Judgment to Hope is available online from your favorite bookseller. Zoom information can be found in GPC’s Daily Devotions emails or by clicking the button below and emailing the church office.

Every Wednesday Evening

Small Group

7:00 p.m. on Zoom

Group discussions are facilitated by a leader.
Attendees share thoughts, experiences, and insights.

Second Friday of the Month

Book Club

7:30 p.m. on Zoom

Books selected by the group are
discussed chapter by chapter each month.




Orientation for Prospective Members: Life in Christ

Belonging to Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church is like enlisting with God’s army—minus the combat! There’s a job for everyone. We have a mission. We work as a team. Come to our classes for an interactive, small-group-based introduction to discipleship at GPC.


Are you unemployed, about to be unemployed, underemployed, and seeking a career change?

Although we are not currently meeting on a regular schedule, you may contact Clara Pratt with any questions about your job search or for more information about the ESG.