Adult Education

Encouraging thoughtful application of the gospel in all areas of life.

Adults, Young Adults

The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture is McLean Presbyterian’s approach to adult education, an opportunity to grow in grace through thinking more deeply about faith and life. The Institute offers:

FOCUS Communities

These groups are a place to find fellowship and teaching around theology, life, and missions. No registration is required and you can drop-in as you are interested. Communities include Exploring the Scriptures, Bereans, and a Couples Class.

Institute Courses

Learn how to think carefully and deeply about theology and Scripture and how they apply to all areas of life. Classes are available in the fall, winter, and spring, and last for 8-10 weeks, with limited personal reflection outside of class. Registration is required. While it is not essential to attend every meeting of a class, we do ask you to commit to attending most Sundays.

Summer Classes

For the summer, drop in to one of our FOCUS communities or special summer classes that are designed to cover topics week by week.


Summer 2018 Schedule

Starting Sunday, June 24

Exploring the Scriptures
FOCUS Community, Meets at 10:45am in Cooper Bandroom
The minor prophet are often overlooked, yet they are remarkably relevant to our day. Assistant Pastor Dr. Bill Fullilove and others will look at one prophet each week, hear his message, and consider how our lives and society could be changed as the prophet points us to Jesus.

Couples Class
FOCUS Community, This class will not be meeting in the summer
This class gathers to build healthy marriages. We’ll spend our time together diving into topics in Scripture that we can study as couples.

Berean Servants
FOCUS Community, Meets at 10:45am in Cooper Auditorium
Together we’ll study how Jesus lives in us and how our faith in Jesus can make a difference in our lives and the lives of others. Our focus will be on how living authentic lives in Christ naturally helps others meet Christ.

Intergenerational Bible Studies *Begins June 17*
Summer Class, Meets at 10:45am; Locations Vary
Men of the Word: Men of all ages (6th grade and up) will look together at how God uses the Fruits of the Spirit to form us into the men he has called us to become. We will meet at Cooper MS Gym.

Walk Well: Women of all ages (6th grade and up) will gather for a Jen Wilkin study on the book of Judges as we seek to deepen our understanding of Scripture and learn how to study it. We will meet in the Multipurpose Room.

“One Another” Passages
Summer Class, Meets at 4pm in the McLean Room
Love one another. (John 15:12). Accept one another (Romans 15:7). Serve one another (Galatians 5:13). These and other “One Another” passages say a lot about God’s desires for us in community. Dig in to these passages with us to see how we are called to love, accept, and serve one another in grace.