Adult Faith Formation

At CPC, we view faith formation as a process that informs, forms, and transforms us into disciples of Jesus Christ. Faith formation in the Christian church encourages people of all ages to:

  • Grow in our relationship with God throughout our lives;
  • Live as disciples of Jesus Christ at home, at work, and in the world; 
  • Develop an understanding of the Bible and our faith tradition;
  • Deepen our spiritual life and practices;
  • Engage in service and mission;
  • Relate the Christian faith to life today; and
  • Participate in the life and ministries of the faith community.

Faith Formation at CPC includes a variety of opportunities for learning and growing in faith for all ages. We hope you will enjoy learning with and from others on your faith journey. Please contact Reverend Alan Bancroft through the church office with any questions.

adult classes

We hope you will share the excitement we have about opportunities for Adult Faith Formation. Recognizing the diversity of our member needs and interests, we offer variety in format and content. We invite you to read below about current adult faith formation offerings.


The Pastor's Class
Sunday mornings at 9:15-10:15 in the CPC Fellowship Hall

Seeking the Good Life: A Study of Virtue

The Book of Jeremiah offers the following dry assessment of the people of his time:
“Thus says the LORD:
Stand at the crossroads, and look,
and ask for the ancient paths,
where the good way lies; and walk in it,
and find rest for your souls.
But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”  [Jer. 6:16]

It begs the question, though, “What are these ancient paths, these ‘good ways’, and how are we to walk in them?” The Pastor’s Class aims to answer by making a survey of moral philosophy focussed on the concept of virtue.  First we will examine the basics of moral philosophy as a foundation upon which we can then engage in a careful study of the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Heavenly Virtues.  Pastor Paul will teach about each of these in turn and will suggest a paring of deadly sins with corresponding virtues which we might pursue to avoid the sins.  

Come join us, and bring a friend!

Seeking the Good Life — Session One is online
The first session of the Pastor’s Class on the Virtues is posted to the church app at this link.
The audio file for the class is also accompanied by a button to download a PDF of the slides used in the session.

Wednesday Virtual Classes
Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Our Wednesday night virtual classes are on summer break. We're planning more thought provoking, faith building offerings for the fall. Check back with us in late August to see what's next!

The Pilgrimage
(Periodic courses offered - see the Church Calendar)

For Christians hearing the call to go deeper —
The Pilgrimage creates a community and provides tools and experiences through which we learn to hear the call of God and respond in faith, journeying together with friends on the path to a Spirit-led and joyful life.
To learn more visit the website HERE.