Adult Christian Education

Shadyside Presbyterian Church offers multiple opportunities for men and women of all ages, including college students, to nurture their faith and participate in spiritual formation.

On Sunday mornings from September through May, you are invited to gather with us from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. to participate in Christian education studies. Please see the schedule of current and upcoming study options below. In addition, weekday discipleship studies meet at various times and locations during the week for opportunities to learn and share in smaller groups. To join one, please contact the church office.

Sunday Morning Series for 2023-2024: On Identity and Calling

Prior to worship each Sunday morning, the Christian Education Committee invites you to delve into Scripture, exploring themes of identity and calling. There are all sorts of ways in which the world asks us to categorize and identify ourselves. But whatever else might be true about you, the most important truth is that you are created in the image of the Triune God who knows you fully and loves you completely. As those who claim this truth, how then are we called to live? Throughout the year ahead, we will wrestle with this question guided by your pastors, fellow congregants, and faculty members from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as we look to Scripture as well as Reformed theology and tradition.

Study Schedule

  • To Behold the Beauty of the Lord, and to Inquire in God’s Temple: Liturgy Study (September 10 through October 15, 2023) Details
  • Christianity for a Post-Christian Context: New Possibilities for Faith and Practice (October 22 and 29, 2023) Details
  • A Study for All Saints (November 5, 2023) Details
  • Christianity for a Post-Christian Context: New Possibilities for Faith and Practice (November 12 and 19, 2023) Details
  • A Study for Reign of Christ Sunday (November 26, 2023) Details
  • The Incarnation: A Study for Advent (December 3 through 24, 2023) Details
  • Discussion on the First Sunday of Christmas (December 31, 2023)
  • Exploring the Psalms (January 7 through February 11, 2024) Details
  • Lenten Study led by Seminary Intern J. Davis Creach (February 18 through March 24, 2024)
  • What Difference Does Easter Make? (April 7 and 14, 2024) Details
  • Manna and Mercy, led by the Reverend Elizabeth M. Michael Ross (April 21 and 28, and May 12 and May 19, 2024) Details

Reminder: Childcare for infants through two-year-olds starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and Children’s Ministry leaders are ready to welcome older children during this time should families choose to participate in person.

For additional information, please contact the church office.