Adult Education

This ministry seeks to support the spiritual development and growth of the congregation’s adult members (age 18 and above). In that role, Adult Education provides leadership and oversight to ministries of education and spiritual formation for adults, including the selection of curriculum and the formulation and implementation of programs leading to the spiritual development of congregation’s members and participants. Areas of ministry would include adult studies and church school, as well as offering special lectureships and programs for members and the community. 

Current Offerings 

  • Sunday Adult Bible Study: Study group led by John McCauslin and Susan Menko, meets Sunday after church, from Noon to 1:30 PM, September through May.   
  • Pastor’s Bible Study: Led by Pastor Bob Cornwall, group meets Wednesdays at 1:30 PM, from September through May.  

Perry Gresham Lectures

Perry Gresham was the second pastor of Central Woodward Christian Church (1947-1953). Not only was he a highly regarded preacher, he was also an academic. After his service as pastor at Central Woodward, Dr. Gresham went on to be the President of Bethany College, a school founded by Disciples founder Alexander Campbell. These lectures are named for Perry Gresham because they seek to bring together his commitment to the life of the spirit and the life of the mind. The lectures are held each year in the fall. Starting in 2011, we added a Pastor’s Day that is co-sponsored by Christian Theological Seminary. This day offers continuing education credits from CTS.

  • 2018 Gresham Lecturer: Dr. Thomas Jay Oord
  • 2017 Gresham Lecturer: Dr. Deanna Thompson
  • 2016 Gresham Lecturer: Dr. Ruth Duck
  • 2015 Gresham Lecturer: Dr. David Gushee
  • 2014 Gresham Lecturer:  Rev. Carol Howard Merritt
  • 2013 Gresham Lecturer:  Dr. Scott Seay
  • 2012 Gresham Lecturer:  Dr. Amos Yong
  • 2011 Gresham Lecturer:  Dr. Bruce Epperly
  • 2010 Gresham Lecturer:  Dr. Ron Allen