Adult Education

St. John's encourages regular study of Scripture at every stage of a Christian's life.  Read on for our current and upcoming course offerings. (Advance registration is always appreciated, but not necessary to attend. Please call or email the church office. 703-971-2210 /

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The Gospel of Mark
January 7 - February 25, 2018
Facilitator: Pastor Meehan

Gospel lessons in worship for the year ahead will come from Mark’s Gospel. The shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament, many scholars believe that Mark’s Gospel is also the earliest and is actually the apostle Peter’s account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as dictated to the young disciple, John Mark. The Evangelist presents Jesus as the Son of God, whose ministry was characterized by mighty works which were signs that the kingdom of God had broken into the world. A Sunday morning Bible study on Mark’s Gospel will begin on Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 during the Education Hour at 9:30AM. Led by Pastor Meehan, this 8-session study will help us delve deeply into who Jesus is for our lives today. Start reading through Mark’s Gospel now and plan to join us for this study in the new year!

Financial Peace University
January 7 - March 4, 2018
Facilitators: Matthew & Liane Olsen

Financial Peace University: Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson, money-management class taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. And now you can experience this life-changing class her at St. John’s.  Beginning January 7, Matthew and Liane Olsen (FPU certified facilitators) will lead a 9-week class.  The cost for the materials for the class are $120 per couple.  Participants will need to order their materials prior to beginning the course.  Ordering instructions will be provided after registration is received.  Due to the intensity and focus of the course this is a special 90-minute classes.  Classes will start at 9:00 am and end at 10:30 am.  Parents who wish to attend should note in their registration that child care is needed for the 30 minutes before Sunday school begins.  Advanced registration for this class is required. Click here to register.

Midweek Study

2nd and 4th Wednesday Mornings 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Facilitator: Pastor Nass
Location: Rooms 307/309

The Mid-week Bible Class will kick off its 15th season on September 9th at its usual time of 10:00 AM. The class is scheduled to meet on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Wednesday of each month (except December) in Rooms 307 and 309 on the upper level of the education wing. An elevator is available if needed. The subject for the first four sessions will better prepare those attending for a more informed celebration of the Reformation on the last Sunday of October as well as the 500th anniversary in 2017. Identifying its causes, becoming familiar with the world situation at the time, and following the main characters and events will be issues examined and identified. With the aid of a newly published CD and the input from Pastor Nass, the session leader, you will be transported in time to the late 15th and early 16th Centuries to better understand not only what and why things happened as they did, but also their impact on the world subsequent to that initial movement. The class session ends at 11:30 AM. with a short prayer session for those in need, a voluntary donation to the "Helping HandsFund", and the option to join the group at a mutually agreed upon neighborhood restaurant. All are welcome and no prior registration is required.