Adult Education at McLean Presbyterian helps you grow in grace through thinking more deeply about faith and life. These Sunday School classes meet at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & 4:00 p.m. and are broken down into two types of classes:

Institute Courses last for 6-8 weeks with readings and personal reflections outside of class. Registration requested.


FOCUS Communities are ongoing groups with rotating studies focusing on theology, life, and missions. Drop in at any time. 

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FOCUS Communities

Connect with our Explorers and Berean Servants communities at 10:45 a.m. at Cooper MS as we dig into God’s Word together.

Current Classes & Communities

  • Institute Classes

  • Institute Classes

  • FOCUS Communities

A More Excellent Way: Living the Christian Life of Love

Meets at 10:45 a.m. in Cooper

The Bible makes it clear that love is central to the Christian life. The goal of this course is to see our self-focus and learn how it hinders us from experiencing the fruit of the Spirit as Christians. This class will be based on the Bible and writings of Andrew Murray, Jonathan Edwards, C.S. Lewis, and others. Taught by Glenn Angermeier

Bridges: Sharing the Gospel with Muslims

Meets at 10:45 a.m. in Cooper

There are over seven million Muslims in North America, many of whom have never heard a true presentation of the gospel. If we are honest, Islam conjures up fear and anxiety in many. The Bridges curriculum will equip and inspire us to share the gospel with our Muslim neighbors. This six week class will include videos, followed by prayer and discussion. Taught by Jeff Bennett and Matt Stone

Marriage Oneness

Meets at 10:45 a.m. in Cooper

Marriage Oneness is an eight-week video-based class offering practical marriage tips. The series will equip couples to grow in true intimacy, connection, and Godly purpose for their marriage – and experience closeness that can last a lifetime. This course is intended for married couples to take together. Taught by Carolyn Sinclair and Laura Welke

The New Testament: Why We Trust It

Meets at 10:45 a.m. in Cooper

In his second letter to Timothy, Paul writes that “all Scripture is inspired by God.” Since the beginning Christians have believed that the original words of the New Testament writers were inspired by God through the Spirit. In today’s world, we are bombarded with messages to the contrary. This six week class will help us better understand how the New Testament was formed, what the debates are surrounding it, and how to defend its reliability. Taught by Slava Ilchishin

The Gospel in Ruth

Meets at 4:00 p.m. in McLean Room

The little book of Ruth, hidden in the Old Testament, is both a literary and theological gem. It shows us the grace of God in action, worked out through his people, and even more, it points us in many different ways towards the grace of God given to us in Christ. We will spend four weeks experiencing Christ through the book of Ruth. Taught by Nathan Newman and Bill Fullilove

Exploring the Scriptures

Meets at 10:45 a.m. in Cooper lecture hall

Many Christians struggle with understanding the Old Testament, seeing it only as a collection of assorted stories with little connection to Christ and the New Testament. This class is an introduction to Biblical theology, the lens through which we see all the Scripture as the story of Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven. Taught by Bill Fullilove, Hugh Whelchel, and others

Berean Servants

Meets at 10:45 a.m. in Cooper Room 122

Daniel exemplified the leader who did not lose faith in the Lord, even in the midst of perilous trials. Daniel’s visions revealed the glory of the future for God’s people, and strengthened patience and endurance for the present. This reminds us of the love that God has shown his people throughout the ages, and gives us hope for our future: eternal life and fellowship with our Lord. Taught by Tim Keehan

Spring classes begin Sunday, April 28. The 10:45 a.m. classes & communities meet at Cooper MS just down the road from our main McLean building; the 4p.m. class meets in the McLean Room.

Staff Contact

Bill Fullilove
Ministries Pastor
[email protected]

Register for Institute Courses

Space for each course is limited, please register!