Adult Education



Adult Church School classes meet weekly to study and support adults in nurturing their faith and discipleship. Classes meet from 10-10:45 a.m. each Sunday and are led by an outstanding faculty of members, staff, and friends of First Presbyterian Church. Bible study, faith formation, and contemporary issues in church and society form the  curriculum.  For more information or questions about any of these classes, please contact the Rev. Dr. Michael Waschevski.

SPRING 2023-24 

March 3, 2024 through May 26, 2024
Alpha and Omega (70s+): Bible Study in Room 310
Bible in Depth: Bible Study in Room 235
Growing Families of Faith: Faith Conversations in Room 236
Journeys: Faith Conversations in Room 241
Maranatha: Bible Study in Room 239
Presbyterian All Families: Meeting Jesus at the Table in Room 238
Spiritual Formation: What Makes You Come Alive? (writings of Howard Thurman) in Room 235
SYS (50s-60s): Faith Conversations in Stripling Conference Room
Young Adults: Faith Conversations in Room 234
Young Families: Faith Conversations in Room 230


The First Connections class is an opportunity for new members and guests to learn about First Pres and opportunities for discipleship and connection. Even if you have been at First Presbyterian for a while, please join us for a refresher, and enjoy getting to know our new members and guests. Everyone is invited!

Sunday, April 7: Life at First Pres
Join members of the Evangelism Work Group for a brief presentation on church life at First Pres, including notes on our history and how we are organized. We will discuss the many ways in which we inspire discipleship through the ministries of the church, and how you can get involved. This meeting will include ample time for conversation and Q&A. This class will meet at 10 a.m. in Fahrenkamp Music Room, across from the Coffee Cart, near the Great Hall entrance.
Sunday, April 14: Walking Tour of Penn Street Campus
Did you know that First Pres has a movie theater? Have you ever visited the church kitchen, the library or the labyrinth? Join members of the Evangelism Work Group for a comprehensive tour of the Penn St. campus. We will visit all three worship spaces, the History Wall and other disciple-inspiring sites. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. This tour will depart at 10 a.m. from the Coffee Cart, near the Great Hall entrance.
Sunday, April 14: All Church Picnic and Meet Pastoral Staff
Look for tables with the “First Connections” sign during the all-church picnic in the Great Hall. Join the group for informal conversation with members of First Pres pastoral staff including Brian Coulter. And have fun! Adults and kids alike will enjoy excellent food courtesy of chefs Heath and Norbert. Billy Buttons will be there, along with a balloon artist and a face painter, and the DFW Ice Cream Man will provide special treats. Enter the bounce house if you dare. The picnic will begin after the 11 a.m. service concludes. Come to the Great Hall and look for the “First Connections” sign.
Sunday, April 21: Tour of Community Crossroads Outreach Center
Board the First Pres bus for the short ride to Community Crossroads on Hemphill St., south of downtown Fort Worth. This tour will include an overview of the numerous Mission and Outreach ministries at Crossroads, including the dental clinic, food and clothing pantries, formula and diaper distribution and many others. Learn special terms like “First HAND” and “WOW.” Unlock the mystery of why we call our neighbors “neighbors.” This tour will depart at 10 a.m. from the Coffee Cart, near the Great Hall entrance. We promise to get you back to the Sanctuary in time for worship at 11 a.m.

Remember, everyone is invited, and everyone is welcome! If you plan to attend any or all of the meetings, please let us know that we might expect you by registering at the link below. Questions? Please call the church office (817.335.1231) or contact Chris Bartley.

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presbyterian 101

Led by the Rev. Dr. Michael Waschevski, Presbyterian 101 is designed for both those new to the Presbyterian Church as well as those seeking to understand the Presbyterian tradition more fully. Over the four sessions, participants will understand the place of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Christian history, explore major biblical and theological affirmations of Presbyterians, and come to appreciate the polity of our denomination in relation to other forms of church polity. The course meets Thursday evenings April 18 through May 9 from 7 -8 p.m. Register below or by contacting Deneice Allen in the church office (817.335.1231, ext. 261). 

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Spiritual formation is the activity of the Holy Spirit which molds our lives into the likeness of Jesus Christ. This likeness is one of deep intimacy with God and genuine compassion for all of creation. Spiritual Formation offers educational opportunities throughout the year. Click here for more details.