Presbyterian Christianity holds that thinking and questioning are essential parts of an honest faith and a life-giving relationship with God. PCUM's adult learning and education ministry focuses on congregation-wide educational events, multi-week classes that address living as Christians in today's world, and a dynamic weekly women’s Bible Study program.
Most recently, pastors Pastor Greg Horn and Lauren Scharstein have led adult ed classes such as:
- a discussion-based study of God's voice in contemporary short fiction;
- an Advent class focusing on the Gospel birth narratives;
- a discussion of God's Presence and the theological implications in contemporary film;
- a study of the best-seller What Jesus Meant by Pulitze-prize winning author Garry Wills.
Congregation-wide educational offerings at PCUM have featured guest speakers on topics ranging from innovative anti-poverty initiatives, environmental stewardship, the history of stained glass in Christian architecture (with special focus on the outstanding stained glass in PCUM's sanctuary), and the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s role in Palestinian/Israeli peace efforts.
All PCUM’s adult educational offerings focus on content, faith-development and relationship-building — with a particular emphases on becoming more confident Bible readers and on relating we discover to living abundantly in today's world.