Christian Formation for Adults

Whether in Sunday school, small groups, or even in individual study, we strive to think critically about our faith—by examining the Scriptures, delving into book studies, and sharing our observations with one another. 


Members take an active role in shaping class content and leading groups, participating in challenging discussion, scriptural engagement, and, ultimately, fellowship.

It’s a spiritual practice – going to work every day in the pursuit of justice, with our young people and the institutions that support them. So when I am feeling especially challenged and filled with doubt, I remember why it’s called a practice – and I practice on.


Explorers' Forum

Explorers enjoy discussions on a wide-ranging of topics including current events, political, social, and theological issues. Join us for coffee and fellowship before or after in the Parlor/Lounge. Everyone is invited to participate as we laugh, learn, and grow together.


Meets in the DuVal Room, found on the main level.


See the schedule below.

​​Winter schedule:

January 5: Turning Things Around in 2020 – Doug Gerdts.


January 12: A Day in the Life of a Seminarian – conversation with Sara Snowden and Shannon Hanson about their experiences in pursuing theological studies after successful careers in other disciplines.


January 19 – February 22: Neta Pringle will lead a multi-week Bible Study centered on themes from the Hebrew Scriptures.


March 1: Vision 2020/Centennial Celebration – conversation with Juliette Pierce and Tanya Duelfer (moderated by Jeanette Zipf).

March 8: Siba Sharaf, a foreign exchange student studying at Wilmington Friends School, will present the history and culture of her native Palestine.

March 15: "Trust Me." Managing First and Central's investments for income. Presented by treasurer Juliette Pierce and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mark Olson.

March 22–April 5: Family Systems with John Potter and Doug Gerdts. Families are complex systems and have strong emotional effects on their members—often for multiple generations. These presentations will introduce family system thinking, help participants understand some of the nuances of their own families, and chart families using genograms.

Breakfast & the Bible

We gather at Legal Grounds Cafe in Elsmere (1208 Kirkwood Highway) to discuss the scripture that will be read and preached about the following Sunday. Come and enjoy warm fellowship, lively discussion, and prayerful insights into the Scripture. Bring your Bible or your phone's Bible app and grab a cup of coffee! Everyone is invited.


Tuesday mornings at 8:00-8:45 am


Contact: Doug Gerdts


Walk the Labyrinth

Our mission is to make the labyrinth available to all who are interested in learning from it, to provide a place for reflection and peace, and to nurture a community that will share in the experience.


To learn more and see the schedule, please visit our labyrinth page.