adult ministries

9 am Adult Ed

Please join us for this special 7-week 9 am Adult Ed series to kick off the new year. We have invited teachers from our congregation to offer a series of one-topic classes called If I Only Had One Lesson to Teach. Please come for all, some, or just one!

Jan 14: Evan Tinklenberg | The Fullness of Him Who Fills All in All: Gregory Nazianzen and Augustine on the Trinity and the Church

How should we speak about God? Why does church matter? How are those questions related? Thinking alongside Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390) and Augustine of Hippo (354-430), we'll seek a way through to loving knowledge of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the one God whose people we are.

Jan 21: No Adult Ed

Jan 28: Jeremiah Robinson | Faith and Technology: How to Future-Proof Your Soul

It took 10 years to begin to understand social media's effects on the human soul. Innovation is accelerating and our ability to assess technology needs to as well. In this interactive session you will try out a kid-friendly method for quickly assessing the impact of specific technologies on your soul.

Feb 4: Marcia Bosscher | Remedies for Sorrow: Ancient Wisdom for Our Grief

We all want to be caring of those going through grief and desire appropriate care when grieving ourselves. Thomas Aquinas has surprisingly modern suggestions for dealing with sorrows. We will discuss these and bring our own experiences of seeking and giving relief and comfort in this class.

Feb 11: David Werther | C.S. Lewis on the Four Loves

An overview C.S. Lewis's views on Affection, Friendship, Eros and Agape, with illustrations drawn from his life.

Feb 18: Kevin Chau | How to Read Old Testament Poetry

Our class surveys high value topics for getting a handle on reading poetry in the Old Testament. We will cover: (1) how are poetic lines presented in English bibles, (2) how does poetry “chunk up” in blocks, (3) how does poetry peak, and (4) how we as readers may take up the voice of the poet/poem.

Feb 25 & March 3: Ken Sytsma | Science and the Church: Searching for Truth

Ken Sytsma will present two linked adult ed topics on the theme of Science and the Church. The first will discuss Truth from the perspectives of a Christian and of a Scientist. The second will then illustrate this tension and possible solutions of searching, recognizing, and applying Truth from two areas of his research: (1) examining evidence for climate change and impacts on biota in Wisconsin, and (2) testing evolution in Hawaiian biota.

20s & 30s

The 20s & 30s group is a large, welcoming, casually organized collection of Genevans in their 20s and 30s. The main monthly events are potlucks during the school year, usually hosted and attended by established Genevans of various ages and backgrounds. These meals together provide inter-generational fellowship between older Genevans and our large undergraduate, post-graduate, and young-professional segment. The group is always open to newcomers, and visitors are encouraged to attend! Email for information on upcoming happenings.

Women's Bible Studies

We have two Women's Bible Studies. The morning group meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and the evening group meets two Tuesdays each month at 7:00 p.m. During this time, women from all life stages and callings come together to grow in friendship and faith. To learn more or to join, email

Men's Bible Study

This group meets weekly on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. This is a great way for men to get to know each other and form meaningful friendships within the life of the church. If you'd like information on upcoming gatherings, please email