Special Small Group Classes


  • First Presbyterian Church 40 Church Street Asheville, NC, 28801 United States

Connect, Learn, Grow: Small Group Study & Discussion

Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20

Come study scripture, engage in theological reflection, and deepen your faith and relationships in a caring community.  Each topic includes a DVD presentation by various scholars followed by small group discussion. 

Choose One

The Art and Practice of Prayer Embracing Divine Presence video interviews with Richard Rohr, Glennon Doyle Melton, Sarah Bessey, Ian Morgan Cron, Phileena Heuertz, Jean Vanier.
This study begins to start the discussion as to what prayer means and how we regain a practice that is the core of who we are.  Theologians and thinkers share their own journeys of prayer in the DVD with suggestions for practices that can be done either alone or communally.

Animate; Explore the Bible video interviews with Phyllis Tickle, Rachel Held Evans, Eric Elnes, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jose Morales, Jay Bakker, Will Wilmon
This study is designed to help reinvigorate and deepen our understanding of the Bible.  It is intended to help adults to have an engaging, nuanced, hopeful, and positive relationship with the sacred texts of the Bible.   Biblical perspectives from leading voices from the Christian faith are featured in the DVD allowing for thoughtful conversation and opportunity to explore a variety of questions.

To Become One; A Study of Unity in the Church video interviews with Christena Cleveland, Social Psychologist & author
What does it mean to be a unified church? Does it mean that everyone believes in the same things or looks the same way? Author and social psychologist, Christena Cleveland, shares from her own experiences in the church, as well as her research, in order for us to understand the roots of what causes strife and disunity.